Mama Joy Clears the Air About Who Funds Her Trips During Candid Interview, Says It’s Not MaMkhize

Mama Joy Clears the Air About Who Funds Her Trips During Candid Interview, Says It’s Not MaMkhize

  • Mama Joy discussed the funding of her expensive overseas trips, emphasising her passion for attending events like the Rugby World Cup in France
  • She stated that she doesn't concern herself with who pays for her trips as her primary focus is enjoying the sporting experience
  • She also denied rumours that Shauwn "MaMkhize" Mkhize supports her travels, highlighting her dedication to sports fandom and her love for the game

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Joy Chauke, popularly known as Mama Joy, is finally answering questions about who funds her expensive overseas trips following her return from the Rugby World Cup in France.

Mama Joy says MaMkhize doesn't pay for her trips
Mama Joy has addressed the rumours about who pays for her trips. Image: @mamajoy_chauke and @kwa_mamkhize
Source: Instagram

Mama Joy on how she affords travelling to games

Mama Joy is undoubtedly one of the most well-travelled sports fans in the world. The number one sports fan, who arrived back home with the Springboks after spending weeks in Paris, France, opened up about her expenses.

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Speaking to veteran sportscaster Robert Marawa on his show Marawa Sports Worldwide, Mama Joy said she does not care who foots the bills for her trips, she just enjoys being there. She said:

"As long as I’m there, I don’t care who paid for me or whatever. Whether it was the president or whoever, I just wanted to be at the World Cup. The thing is, if you’re doing something, people will talk. If you’re doing nothing, they have nothing to talk about."

Mama Joy debunks claims MaMkhize pays for her expensive trips

The rumour mill has been spinning since Mama Joy's trip to France. Many concluded that extravagant businesswoman Shauwn "MaMkhize" Mkhize is the one who funds Mama Joy's trips. The sports fan poured cold water on the claims and said she only gets invited to matches.

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"People are going to say, ‘You chowed Mamkhize’s money’, I don’t know what to say! I’m a Royal AM supporter and she will follow me and check in on me. I don’t get paid by her for what I do, I do it for the love of the game."

Department of Sports defends superfans Mama Joy and Botha Msila

In more news, Briefly News reported that the Department of Sports, Arts and Culture has responded to the backlash surrounding superfans Mama Joy Chauke and Botha Msila's presence at the 2023 Rugby World Cup in France.

The criticism was sparked by X (Twitter) user @RenaldoGouws, who seemed puzzled that Mama Joy and Msila were sent to the World Cup on taxpayers' money.

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