Zodwa Wabantu has barred her soul to the Sunday Tribune, a KZN publication.
The socialite and dancer Zodwa Wabantu revealed that contrary to popular belief, she does not “crave” attention and is purely does what she does to make money, while growing her network.
“I don’t post naked pictures like Kim Kardashian for fame. It’s the photographers who like taking my pictures. There’s only one photo that went viral that showed off my private part, that camera was positioned in a way that could see that far. I am not a bad person like people think I am, I don’t sleep with men for money so those who say I am a prostitute are wrong. Men hate me because I am not a loose girl angilahli mina (I don’t sleep around).” she told the paper.
Zodwa told the Sunday paper that she has always been famous, and once made the front page of a national tabloid newspaper for her relationship with Mandla Mthembu, who was celebrity Khanyi Mbau’s husband at the time.
“I am very open and I am a people’s person, I have always been famous in Soweto. The first time I was in a newspaper was when the Sunday World wrote a story about my relationship with Mandla Mthembu,” she revealed.
Zodwa quit her job as a debt collector to focus on her social business as it was providing her with more money.
She said she is invited to events and is paid for it.
“I used to get paid R8 000 at work and made R30 000 per weekend for attending events. I became so busy with my social life and realised I was making more money than my daily job, and quit. I have travelled to places including London, Swaziland and the whole of KwaZulu-Natal. I get booked to appear in events by reputable business people, why would such people want to be associated with me if I was a bad person?”
Zodwa said she was more focused on her future. “I don’t waste money, I don’t buy long weaves.”
“All I need is hair food moisturiser for my natural hair and Vaseline for my body.
“My friends are always telling me to think about the future because there will come a time when things will change. That’s why I’ve invested in student accommodation; I have two flats where students are staying.
“When I’m home, I become a child. I’m loved by my family as Zodwa Rebecca.”