Mandla Hlatshwayo

Mandla Hlatshwayo. Image via Instagram @miindlos

‘Big Brother Mzansi’: Mandla Hlatswayo discusses his marriage, business

‘Big Brother Mzansi’s’ winner Mandla Hlatshwayo, who is married to Lexi says he enjoys being a full-time father to his two boys.

Mandla Hlatshwayo

Mandla Hlatshwayo. Image via Instagram @miindlos

Big Brother Mzansi 2014 winner Mandla Hlatshwayo opens up about life after winning, fatherhood and his business.

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The former Big Brother Mzansi reality TV star Mandla Hlatswayo tells Sunday World he’s currently running a business where he buys second-hand cars, fixes them and sells them.

The businessman adds that he’s been back home since the Covid-19 lockdown and enjoys being a father to his two boys.

“When things happen, home is the first place that you find refuge in. It just so happened that during lockdown, there were kids that were made. I have just been on an extended paternity leave,” said Hlatshwayo.

He adds that he never imagined he would find love in the reality TV show or even have children with a person he had met on the show.

“I was going through something when I entered the house. Sometimes you think you are looking for a rebound and then life has different plans for you. I never in my wildest dreams thought I’d find someone on television, let alone have kids together.”

Hlatshwayo met his wife, Lexi on the show the pair have managed to maintain their union through the grace of God.

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Briefly reports that the 2014 Big Brother Mzanzi winner revealed he had to sacrifice his home after failing to make ends meet. He also admitted that he made some mistakes that cost him fans and jobs, but he never misused the money he won from the show.

Hlatswayo added that he used the money to renovate his mother’s house and bought a house for his family.

He told Zimoja in October: “I have heard stories of people misspending their winnings, but I feel I was responsible with my money. I was not out every night. I renovated my mom’s home and bought myself a home.”

He lost his home in 2020 during the pandemic and was forced to sell his house and move back home. “I had no choice. I could not afford to keep the house anymore. That is one of my biggest regrets, getting rid of my home.”

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