Mum’s the word to­day

Ntombizodwa Makhoba spoke to three lo­cal celebs to find out how they are honour­ing their loved ones on Mother’s Day

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Hu­mil­ity, self-worth and un­con­di­tional love is what has shaped Dlamini to be the woman she is to­day – all val­ues she has learnt from her mum. “From my mother, Queen, I have also learnt how to be a strong and in­de­pen­dent woman. I can’t wait to be a wife and mother, so that I can take a few pages out of my Queen’s book,” she says.

Dlamini be­lieves Mother’s Day should be cel­e­brated be­cause we of­ten take our moth­ers for granted and for­get to say the sim­ple things like “thank you” and “I love you”.

“So I’m glad a day is set aside so that we all re­mem­ber to show our ap­pre­ci­a­tion. In all hon­esty, it should be cel­e­brated ev­ery day,” she says.

For Dlamini, Mother’s Day means cel­e­brat­ing the woman who raised and gave birth to her.

Her mother loves flow­ers and to­day her house in Durban will be filled with her favourite blooms.

“Un­for­tu­nately, I’m not around this year, but my dad al­ways takes her out for din­ner and I would def­i­nitely take her out for a spa treat­ment when I re­turn,” she says.

On pre­vi­ous Mother’s Days, Dlamini has bought her mum a pair of di­a­mond ear­rings. Al­though she de­clined to re­veal what they cost, she says they were “so ex­pen­sive”.

“My mum loves jew­ellery, so this was the best gift I’ve bought her,” she says.


Moeketsi says Mother’s Day means an op­por­tu­nity to re­flect and pay homage to “the vil­lage of women who raised us”. “It’s a won­der­ful op­por­tu­nity to cel­e­brate them even more. We get ex­tremely caught up with the busi­ness of day-to-day, so much so that a day like Mother’s Day makes you pay at­ten­tion that much more to the beau­ti­ful mother who up­holds the fortress that is you,” she says.

One les­son she has learnt from her mother, ra­dio per­son­al­ity Kgo­motso “KG” Moeketsi, is to cher­ish her­self.

“I’ve learnt most of my lessons from my mother by ob­serv­ing her, as ev­ery lit­tle girl does,” she says.

Al­though she will also be work­ing to­day and not spoil­ing her mum, she will be drop­ping off a gift. “I will be adding a new scent to my mum’s trea­sured per­fume col­lec­tion.”

But the bot­tle – she still hasn’t de­cided which to buy – will prob­a­bly not be as loved as the home-made art­work, mugs and flow­ers she bought her for Mother’s Day when she was a child. Th­ese, she says, were her mother’s all­time favourite gifts.


Min­nie Dlamini and her mother, Queen Dlamini LE­GALISE

Nh­lanhla Nciza with her mother, Elise Mafu

Dineo Moeketsi and mum Kgo­motso ‘KG’ Moeketsi

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