Pearl Thusi thanks Basetsana Khumalo for being her 'rock and shield' in her life

Pearl Thusi thanks Basetsana Khumalo for being her 'rock and shield' in her life

- Local TV personality Pearl Thusi celebrated her birthday recently and shared a part of her heartfelt birthday speech, dedicated to Basetsana Khumalo

- Basetsana Khumalo, a South African television personality, beauty pageant titleholder, businesswoman, and philanthropist

- Throughout the speech, Pearl struggles to hold back the tears and wipes her cheek several times while thanking her close friend for her loving support and guidance over the past 11 years

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Mother's Day was also the 30th birthday of TV personality Pearl Thusi. She celebrated her big "three-oh" with a splendid birthday party in Johannesburg that was most memorable.

At the party were some big stars like Kelly Khumalo, Da L.E.S, Basestana Kumalo and Cassper Nyovest to name-drop but a few.

Naturally, Pearl's best friend DJ Zinhle was there to be part of the festivities as well.

Okmzanzi reported an emotional Pearl took the opportunity to thank her long time friend and mentor Basestana Kumalo for being such a pillar of strength and a good friend.

She later posted a video captioned, "Dear Bassie...” This was part of my speech on my birthday... it’s such an honour to get to celebrate the people who’ve help moguls who you are. And you, @basetsanakumalo, have been a rock and shield in my life without wavering. I hope God continues to bless you abundantly. I love you."

READ ALSO: Pearl Thusi's birthday bash was a spectacular event

Basestana Kumalo responded with a birthday message and video clip from the birthday bash celebrated on mother’s day. reported the party was star-studded and classy, with music so hot guests couldn't help but get on their feet and 'bust a few moves'.

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