Mandla Hlatshwayo is a talented South African entertainer popularly known for winning the third season of Big Brother Mzansi. After the show ended, he also created a reality show with his wife to keep fans updated about their lives. Many people would still love to know more about him, especially when he is off the camera lens.
The South African entertainment scene has, undoubtedly, experienced tremendous growth over the years. Thanks to the efforts of various young people, such as Hlatshwayo, Mandla Hlatshwayo Big Brother 2014 winner has been giving in all his best since he found his way into the show's business circles.
What has the former spaza shop owner been up to since winning the grand prize of R1 million in 2014, though? Well, the star is currently a husband and father. Also, the Big Brother Mzansi winner has been making impressive moves in the entertainment scene.
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Mandla Hlatshwayo profile summary
- Birth name: Mandla Hlatshwayo
- Date of birth: 27th August 1989
- Place of birth: Sebokeng, Gauteng, South Africa
- Age: 31 years old (as of 2020)
- Zodiac sign: Virgo
- Occupation: Entertainer, entrepreneur
- Spouse: Lexi van Niekerk
- Kids: Thingo Hlatshwayo
- Nationality: South African
Mandla Hlatshwayo bio
Hlatshwayo was born on 27th August 1989 in Sebokeng, Gauteng in South Africa. He was born into a family of nine children – two boys and seven girls. However, the names of his parents and eight siblings are yet to be known.
He had a somewhat challenging childhood. This was after the separation of his parents that forced his mother to raise them alone. Similar to some religious mothers, she brought him up in a religious background.
He once shared an emotional message, on Instagram, thanking his mother for being there for him throughout his life. A section of the lengthy post read,
I'm blessed to have you as a mother...thank you for locking away the TV when it was exam season...thank you for teaching me how to cook and clean...thank you for introducing me to God and REFUSING to dish up for me WHEN I didn't wanna go to church…thank you for letting me see my dad even though we had to go to courts for him to pay child maintenance…
How old is Mandla Hlatshwayo?
Mandla Hlatshwayo age is 31 as of 2020. He celebrated his 31st birthday on 27th August this year. His wife helped him make his special day a success by baking him a cake. He also shared videos and photos of him and his son on Instagram celebrating. One of her posts read,
Birthday - The day you were welcomed into the world. Happy birthday babe.
Mandla Hlatshwayo was previously a spaza shop owner. He shot into the limelight in 2014. This was after he featured in Big Brother Mzansi: Secrets edition, which is a reality television show.
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Unlike many housemates, he managed to remain in Biggie’s house for 61 days, making him the winner. A considerable percentage of the fans of the TV show voted for him massively due to his witty character among many other reasons. Finally, he bagged the grand prize of R1 million with over 55% votes.
Mandla Hlatshwayo Big Brother Mzansi winner is also a business-oriented individual. Before winning the R1 million, the 31-year-old wanted to establish a business in his hometown. According to TVSA website, he wanted to
…start a lucrative business that can hopefully create employment.
At the moment, it is difficult to ascertain whether his dream to start a lucrative business pushed through or not. Besides, he has never shared any information about the business on social media or any other platform.
Mandla & Lexi television show
One year later, Mandla created a hot reality show. It aired on Mzansi Wethu and Mzansi Magic television channels. He intended to keep his fans updated about his life out of Biggie’s House.
The show featured him and Lexi, who is his wife. Lexi left the house in day 56, leaving his then husband-to-be alone.
Lungile Radu produced Mandla & Lexi. The names of the other co-executive producers are Simphiwe Mhlongo, Thomas Gumede and Siyabonga Ngwekazi. They produced two seasons of the Docu-Reality show, which aired between 3rd March 2015 and 16th June 2017.
Personal life: marriage and fatherhood
Aside from having a promising career, Hlatshwayo is a family man. He has been married for over a half-decade now. The name of his significant other is Lexi van Niekerk. The lovebirds met in the cast of Big Brother Mzansi: Secrets realty show.
At first, most people did not believe that they were meant for each other due to their complete opposite backgrounds. However, they eventually proved them wrong when they became a couple.
In 2019, they had a minor difference that saw them part ways for some time, which is common in most working marriages. They settled the issue, and they have seen been together. Usually, they post each other on their social media pages.
Do Mandla and Lexi have a baby? Yes, the lovebirds received a new addition to their family on 12th April 2019. The couple was, precisely, blessed with a baby boy. He was excited when he shared the news of his arrival on Instagram.
The name of Mandla Hlatshwayo son is Thingo. The boy is currently one year old, considering he celebrated his birthday in April 2020. Interestingly, he already has an Instagram account. His parents, at times, tag him on their posts.
Mandla Hlatshwayo is, indeed, a talented fellow with a promising career. The 2014 Big Brother Mzansi winner has been making remarkable moves worth following. He is also a loving and caring family man to an amazing family.
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Source: Briefly News