To say that she lives a life akin to royalty is almost an understatement.

When Shauwn Mkhize walks into the room, she commands attention. Well, when you arrive in a Lamborghini, Maserati, Rolls Royce, or any of the other luxury vehicles in her garage, you’re bound to have all eyes fixed on you.

Shauwn is a Durban businesswoman and daughter of ANC veteran Flora Mkhize whose political connections have catapulted her into the A-listers of Mzansi and highest echelons of society. She’s known for hosting galas at her La Lucia mansion – with 24-hour security personnel on site – which are attended by the who’s who of South Africa.

In her reality show she’s living her best life post-divorce and we see her going to Home Affairs to legally reclaim her maiden name Mkhize; she’s no longer Shauwn Mpisane, wife of Sbu Mpisane. She’s getting back her identity and no longer wants to be known simply as a mother to her musician son Andile, and fitness bunny daughter Sbahle.

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The first episode alone caused a Twitter storm with everyone bowing down for the house that, according to the Twitter streets, is bigger than Sandton City.


Shauwn Mkhize herself was praised for her business acumen; she’s just ventured into sports and bought a stake in an up-and-coming soccer team that, in her own words, will compete at national level.


Shauwn, just like Cardi B, is making money moves and we are here for it.


Watch Kwa Mam’Mkhize S1 on Thursdays on Mzansi Magic (161) at 20:00

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