New beginnings for brand Bonang

She’s always loved the limelight, and insiders say Bonang ‘B*’ Matheba has been the centre of attention since childhood. Bonga Percy Vilakazi catches up with her just as her new show, The Link, premiers on TV.

Since she was a little girl, this livewire Cancerian has consistently attracted attention.

‘I’ve always been an overachiever,’ she giggles.

‘By the time I was in my senior years at Fourways High School I was a prefect, cheerleader, played first-team netball and participated in the school’s theatre production. I did everything. My geography teacher, Mrs Du Preez, said I was going to be on TV one day because I deserved to be seen by everyone.’

Bonang’s aunt, Thole Shabane, agrees with the teacher’s assessment.

‘I’ve lived with Bonang all her life, and she’s always been this talkative, high-spirited child,’ she says. Continue reading

‘Hotel maid fired after asking for J.Lo’s autograph’

But Jennifer Lopez denies it

A hotel maid was allegedly fired after asking Jennifer Lopez for an autograph.

Pray Dodaj – who worked at the Melia Duesseldorf in Germany – was starstruck when she was sent to clean the former ‘American Idol’ judge’s room recently and tried to get an autograph, but says she was sacked the next day after Jennifer complained.

She told German newspaper Bild: “I cleaned on her floor. And I am an incredibly big fan so I took all my courage and rang the bell to get an autograph. Continue reading

Zolisa falls victim to SMS scam

A NEW money-making scam has been doing the rounds. Taking part in it for less than R100, fans believe they are buying into Generations actor Zolisa Xaluva’s SMS venture to make a quick buck.

Xaluva, better known for his role as advertising executive Jason Malinga in Generations, said yesterday he was aware of the scam.


Xaluva, who joined the Generations cast in 2005, also played the role of HHP’s manager in the soapie Rhythm City. In 2008 he played the role of Khutso in the SABC1 mini-series uGugu no Andile. Continue reading