Kabelo and Gail Mabalane

Kabelo and Gail Mabalane. Image via Twitter: @KabeloMabalane

Kabelo Mabalane sends a heartfelt anniversary note to Gail

In honour of their tenth wedding anniversary, Kwaito icon Kabelo Mabalane wrote a heartfelt letter to his wife, Gail.

Kabelo and Gail Mabalane

Kabelo and Gail Mabalane. Image via Twitter: @KabeloMabalane

One of South Africa’s “golden couples,” Gail and Kabelo Mabalane, celebrated a significant anniversary on Thursday, 9 February 2023.

Gail wished her husband, kwaito legend Kabelo Mabalane, a very happy wedding anniversary. Gail is presently appearing in Netflix’s popular adolescent drama Blood and Water

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The couple is celebrating 10 years of marriage

Ten years ago, Gail shared images from their wedding day on her Instagram page.

Gail looked stunning in a traditional white layered dress, while Kabelo looked dapper in a bowtie-adorned tailored suit as they exchanged vows.

Gail wrote: “10 YEARS today my skatLook (sic) at GOD! Time does fly when you’re having fun. Thank you for the best 10 years. I love you stukkend! Cheers to the next 10 [and] beyond. To failing forward. To our best years which are still ahead of us. Happy Anniversary @kabelomabalane”

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The heartfelt note from Kabelo Mabalane

In a heartfelt letter to his wife of ten years, Kabelo Mabalane penned himself. There are two kids born to the couple.

You will not find a love that is perfect, but you will find a love that reminds you that goodness exists. his love, will inject honey into the soul of you, it will feel like warmth has cracked within your bones. And you will see how it learns you, and fights for you, and stays to weather the storms by your side.

“You will be reminded that there is [a] connection in a world that often chooses distance over depth. You will be reminded that there is hope to be found pouring from the fingertips of another human being, tucked between the layers of the things you have yet to discover about them.

“No, you will not find a love that is perfect, but you will find a love that is light, that isn’t heavy to carry, that does not weigh down the core of you.”

Congratulatory remarks from colleagues and followers flooded the couple’s comment sections on social media.

The good and bad they experienced as a couple

The couple’s difficulties have been publicly discussed. When Kabelo admitted that he had been a perpetrator of gender-based violence, the issue around him erupted in 2021.

On a panel discussion about an anti-GBV campaign, Musa Mthombeni, Liesl Laurie, Lerato Makheta, and his wife Petula were also present in addition to Kabelo.

According to Kabelo, he was an abusive ex-husband who had previously harmed a previous romantic lover. It was presumed that he was referring to Noni Gasa, a model-turned-entrepreneur and communications expert.

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He explained: “As a young man, I too was a perpetrator of this shameful cowardly behaviour. The shame and the embarrassment made me shy away from these spaces and I’ve since learned that as important as it is to take full responsibility for this reprehensible unacceptable behaviour, I am also now at a place where I appreciate the importance of lending my voice to fighting this pandemic.”

Gail previously stated that their marriage had benefited from keeping their romance out of the public eye.

Zoe and Khumo are the couple’s two children, who were born after their 2013 wedding