Musa Mthombeni

Musa Mthombeni on set of ‘Vital Signs’. Image via Instagram @drmusamthombeni.

Liesl Laurie’s ‘breadwinner’: Musa Mthombeni bags new TV gig

Medical doctor and Liesl Laurie’s fiancé, Musa Mthombeni, is back on the small screen with SABC2’s new health show, ‘Vital Signs’.

Musa Mthombeni

Musa Mthombeni on set of ‘Vital Signs’. Image via Instagram @drmusamthombeni.

Musa Mthombeni is combining his love for medicine and television as the host of health show Vital Signs on SABC2. 


The official Twitter account for Vital Signs announced on 6 July that the show has been revamped and will kick off by discussing the Delta COVID-19 variant with Professor Barry Schoub. 

“It is our pleasure to introduce to you our newly revamped Health show @SABCVitalSigns hosted by our brand new presenter @DrMusaMthombeni on @sabc_2,” wrote Vital Signs on Twitter. 

The first episode of the health show broadcasted on Wednesday, 7 July from 10am to 11am. 

Dr Mthombeni took to social media to share the news of his return to television. Before studying medicine he was a presenter on YoTV. 

“Breaking news!!! We’re back on tv baby! This time with both my loves at the same time. Medicine ???????????????????? Television ???? ???????? Dr Musa,” wrote Mtombeni on Instagram. 

He thereafter shared a picture of himself on set to his 581 000 followers on Instagram.

“And the new journey begins. Mas’bonge! ????????,” wrote Mtombeni.


Radio personality Liesl Laurie, who got engaged to Mtombeni on the top of a mountain in KwaZulu-Natal on 27 June, took to social media to share how proud she is of him. She went on to call him the “breadwinner” of the house. 

“This is how you rest when you know your fiancé starts a new TV show today and will now be continuing in his role of breadwinner. ???? So proud of this man going out to work for his family! Ladies and gentlemen, I give you the original BREADWINNER of the Mthombeni family. ❤️,” she wrote on Instagram. 

Mtombeni appreciated her kind words and posted a sweet tribute to the Jacaranda FM radio host, calling himself the “house husband” and Laurie the “breadwinner”. Power couple goals!

“Fiancée Crush Wednesday. This beautiful lady wakes up at 4am in the morning to go work on @jacarandafm for her family. She provides me the House Husband lifestyle I live and will CONTINUE to live for the rest of my life. To the Mthombeni household breadwinner @liesllaurie ????????,” wrote Mtombeni. 


Since going “Instagram official” only after their engagement, the couple have been filling their feeds with love and it turns out Instagram is actually where their love story actually began. 

Dr Mtombeni gushed over Liesl Laurie’s beauty after a friend of his posted a picture of her. The doctor thereafter slid into her direct messages and “the rest is history”. 

“One year ago on this day, the 2nd of July, my dear friend @dr_khanyile posted a picture of @liesllaurie on her IG stories. I commented on this story with a “????” and sent @dr_khanyile a voice note highlighting my utter excitement for this post,” wrote Mtombeni on Instagram. 

“Within the hour I sent @liesllaurie a sweet innocent message and as they say….. the rest is history. Since that day I’ve spoken to @liesllaurie everyday, throughout the day,” he continued in his heartfelt post. 


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