From TV presenter’s helper to published author: Meet Siphetheni Ncube

From TV presenter’s helper to published author: Meet Siphetheni Ncube

- Siphesihle Vazi has helped his housekeeper, Siphetheni Ncube, to publish a book

- The book tells Siphetheni's story of hardship growing up in Zimbabwe

- Several celebrities attended the book launch

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An inspirational Zimbabwe-born woman has gone from being a domestic worker to a published author.

Siphetheni Ncube works as a housekeeper for popular TV presenter Siphesihle Vazi, Daily Sun reports.

On Wednesday, Ncube officially launched her book, Ngoneni, at Bridge Books in Maboneng, Johannesburg. She wrote it entirely in IsiNdebele. "Ngoneni" means, "What have I done?"

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Several celebrities, including Simphiwe Ngema, Lunga Shabalala, and Dumisani Phakathi, attended the launch.

Ncube's book tells her story of hardship while growing up in Zimbabwe, gathered. Rise Vukani Management Services, a company owned by Siphesihle, published it.

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Speaking at the launch, Ncube said her writing passion started when she was 12. She thanked Siphesihle, who presents SABC1's Selimathunzi, for his support:

I am grateful for the support Vazi gave me in the process of writing this book. I am passionate about sharing African stories using my talent.

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In an Instagram post, Siphesihle hoped to raise money for Ncube to launch her book in her home country:

Hopefully through God's Grace we will find the money to do the very same thing on her home soil in Zimbabwe. But for now we rejoice and celebrate!

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