Basetsana Kumalo Celebrates Her 50th Birthday

Basetsana Kumalo celebrates turning 50 years old.

Basetsana, who recently celebrated her victory at the Randburg Magistrate’s Court following the sentencing of author Jackie Phamotse, has clocked a new age. The former pageant queen and media icon spoke to IOL about her birthday. She said,

“My birthday falls on Good Friday, and you know what, its going to be a good Friday—three days of celebration and thanksgiving.

“Saturday, we are going to be having a gratitude gala dinner, so it’s going to be special. Sunday, we are having a Thanksgiving picnic.”

“When I came into public life thirty years ago, I was embraced by the love of a nation, a rainbow nation in the new South Africa. A new democracy, a new dispensation, a new dawn, a new country.”

“Throughout all these years, I have experienced a love of a nation in the most beautiful way.”

“The zeitgeist of winning Miss South Africa in 1994 and being part of the first democratic elections was a poignant moment for me. I couldn’t have scripted it myself even if I had tried.”

“Over the years, I have been supremely blessed with an incredible family, my husband and my children. What joy they bring to my life. I am one highly favoured woman.”

She also penned a message to herself on Instagram and received well wishes from stars and fans.


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