NOT all of us are lucky enough to be given a second chance at love. But the same cannot be said for Zambianborn media personality, Masechaba Ndlovu, who found love again when she met her second husband, Vusi Ndlovu. The couple has four children and the Metro FM presenter opens up about how she keeps the balance as a loving mother and career driven woman.
SECOND TIME LUCKY
Masechaba has had her fair share of bad romance. She explains the difference between her first marriage to her babydaddy and her current one to her husband, Vusi. “It’s a much more mature relationship. I was a little girl when I got married the first time. I’m now a grown woman, more in tune with who I am and what I need and what I have to offer. I am less afraid of my power,” she says. And evidently so, as the mother of four children says she doesn't consider herself as a stepmother. Her husband has other children from a previous relationship. “I remove the ‘step’ from stepmother. I am a mother to all our children. I love and reprimand them the same,” says the former Eksê: Let's Talk presenter.
A BALANCING ACT
She emphasises the importance of balance and says when there is no balance in your life, it is because those things are not meant to be. She believes that things that are meant to be will always flow smoothly. “When you are doing what you are meant to do, all elements of your life will balance themselves out. Life should not be difficult. Everything is meant to flow. When things in your life don’t flow, make changes,” she says.
Masechaba explains that being born to parents who were part of the ANC’s uMkhonto weSizwe consisted of a lot of travelling. “I was born in Lusaka, Zambia, to members of uMkhonto weSizwe. I spent the first five years of my life in Zambia and some parts in Zimbabwe. For the first half of my childhood I was raised by both parents, until they both had to branch out into the world for further military training and to pursue their studies. I was smuggled into South Africa at age five and left for the US at age six, where I spent my formative childhood years. I have a sister who is five years younger than me.”
'RADIO CHOSE ME'
She says she never, in a million years, imagined she would end up where she is in her career. “My interest had always been to become a writer or journalist. TV and radio found me along the way, although my mother saw it in me long before I ever did,” she says.