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
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