Finally coming into her own
After more than a decade in the business, actress Khanyi Mbau feels she has an authentic story to tell
KHANYI Mbau has grown in leaps and bounds since she set tongues wagging with her lavish lifestyle. The socialite has gone on to build a solid career in the entertainment industry, making her mark as a radio DJ and actress.
Mbau’s latest project, is directed by Sans Moonsamy and features prominent local actors Pakamisa Zwedala, Nick Nkuna and Aubrey Poo. In the film, due to be released in cinemas nationwide on March 8 next year, Mbau portrays a rich businessman’s wife, Zama, whose husband is immersed in the world of human trafficking, sex and betrayal.
Zama then discovers the truth of her husband’s secret life; and has to deal with the feeling of betrayal and his death through suicide.
The loss causes her to lose the affluent life she has become accustomed to and she has to fight to rebuilt it. as Nelson Mandela and OR Tambo.
“And by authentic I mean that all that people have known about me, my love life, the people I fell in love with and whatever was reported in the tabloids, was all an organic thing. I put my heart on my sleeve and lived each moment out honestly. So I am an authentic story.
“The great thing about this is that I am a revelation for many South Africans that didn’t believe anything is possible.”