Local DStv celebs share their best dad advice

Wiseman Mncube/Instagram
Wiseman Mncube/Instagram

Father’s Day is all about dad. A day to celebrate the special men who often play a pivotal role in our lives.

This dad’s day, DStv asked some favourite celebs to share the one piece of advice that they got from their dads – or a father figure – that had a big impact.

From Carte Blanche presenter Macfarlane Moleli to actress Leandi du Randt, here some of our local legends share precious words from their superheroes.

Wiseman Mncube: actor, playwright, and director. Star of EHostela.

"What I’ve taken from my dad by observing him is that you must always be there and love your kids. He was more a friend than a father to me and my siblings. He taught me how to be a father to my daughter, so I put my kid first and I’m always there."

"Be a friend to your kid; that’s how I grew up and that’s how I am to my daughter. We are playful, and I feel like you learn a lot from a person who is free around you."

Lunga Mofokeng: actor. Plays Andile on The River.

"I lost my father at a very young age; most teachings I don't even remember, yet he always kept me clean and I came first. Growing up I was taught to always put family first and be happy with yourself."

Tsholofelo Matshaba: actress. Plays Kedibone on the River

"My dad has always told us, my siblings and me, to be independent. Young, teenager Tsholofelo, at the time, I thought he meant, to get educated and get your dream job so that you can live your best life." 

"Later in life, as a young adult, I realised that that is not what he meant. Be independent meant to be able to think independently. To apply myself in all situations I come across. To be able to make decisions that suit me, decisions that I will be able to bear, no matter the outcome." 

Macfarlane Moleli: Carte Blanche presenter, Journalist and Social entrepreneur.

"One thing I’ll always remember that my father taught me was the importance of education. He was a teacher himself and a tough disciplinarian, but he taught us about the importance of education, of gaining knowledge. Of always arming oneself with the right tools so you’re able to survive in life." 

"It’s amazing because his name is Tsebo, which means knowledge in English, Tsebo in Sesotho. He had this thirst for knowledge; we had encyclopaedias and Readers Digests at home. If ever you needed to know something, he always directed you to the right place so you could never find yourself wanting if there was something you wanted to learn about. I’ll always be passionate about education and learning because that’s the one thing I took from my father." 

Ann Juries-May: actress in Arendsvlei.

"Don't worry about tomorrow, be concerned and prepare, but don't worry." 

And there you have it folks! A compendium of excellent advice from DStv’s stars!

Be sure to tune in on Father’s Day to catch a curated selection of shows, series and movies your dad is sure to love!

Submitted to Parent24 by DStv


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