- Former Police Minister Fikile Mbalula opened up about his marriage to a princess
- Mbalula talked about how he was not always the ideal partner
- But, how his wife managed to set him straight and get him back on track
Fikile Mbalula showed his softer side recently when he spoke about the love of his life, his wife Nozuko.
During an interview with Umhlobo Wenene FM on Sunday‚ Mbalula admitted to not always being a good spouse, adding he was not a man who was well generally well behaved.
“I’m not a person who believes a wife’s place is at home. I wanted an independent wife‚ but that doesn’t mean‚ as the man of the household‚ I wanted to shrug off my responsibilities‚” the man who feared nothing said.
Briefly.co.za gathered Mbalula said he loved how invested his wife was in him and how she could always tell him when she wasn’t interested anymore.
Mbalula continued to gush over his wifey, saying she is a strong and independent woman who could speak her min and tell him when he was “getting things wrong”.
According to the former head of police, the traits she showed as his wife led him to believe she was someone who loved sincerely.
“I had never experienced this before and I appreciated it … because I was with somebody who is honest and can take me on.”, he added.
However, marrying royalty was no walk in the park. Mbalula said because his wife is a princess, the traditional wedding was quite challenging.
“There are certain extraordinary things that need to be done when marrying someone from royalty‚ but it was nice because at the end I learnt a lot.”
Mbalula even opened up about his wife’s past, explaining she lost her mother and father, but according to him, her family took really good care of her.
He admitted to being a troublesome partner, but said life’s challenges would never pull them apart.
“I am the partner who’s troublesome. My wife has never created problems‚ not once. My wife works hard. We faced challenges together. I don’t see life’s challenges ever separating us‚” he said.
According to Mbalula, his wife was the one who carried him through when he faced hard times as the head of police.
He said there came a day when he wanted to give up because he came to the conclusion the backstabbing was not worth it.
But, Nozuko set him straight, telling him he needed to stand up for himself.
He also spoke about a time while he was police minister when he wanted to quit because of the pressures of the job.
Mbalula said his wife’s words struck a chord, and he did some introspection.
“And that made me think hard: I was honest‚ and asked myself‚ why did I really accept that position? I put up a fight and worked very hard for my people.”
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