Themba and Mphowabadimo in happier times.

Themba and Mphowabadimo in happier times. Image via X @wukster2

[WATCH] Mphowabadimo: ‘Themba said he started drugs prior to Big Brother’

Reality TV star Mphowabadimo says Themba Mabaso’s family paid R4000 lobola and he started taking drugs before ‘Big Brother Mzansi’.

Themba and Mphowabadimo in happier times.

Themba and Mphowabadimo in happier times. Image via X @wukster2

Big Brother Mzansi season three winner Michelle “Mphowabadimo” Mavundla opens up about her relationship with Themba Mabaso.


Mphowabadimo and Themba who met on the Big Brother Mzansi reality TV show began dating when the show ended in April 2022.

TikToker @watchwaveza shares Mavundla’s recent interview where she explains why she ended her relationship with the father of her son.

“He came across as somebody who wanted ingane (a baby). When I fell pregnant, he was not interested. He called ingane (the baby) that thing. For someone that ‘loves’ his kids, it was giving red flags for me.”

The reality TV star admits that she was also toxic in the relationship and says the turning point for her was when she realised Themba was disgusted by her.

“Themba was living a double life, he was living with me, but not living with me. He was now heavily taking drugs. I became his parent more than his partner.”

She also says would at times try to make him stay at home because she knew that when he went out, he would take drugs.

The businesswoman adds that there was also a lot of abuse when he was on drugs. She also informed his family, who blamed her and said she was buying him drugs.


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The winner of the 2022 reality TV show Mphowabadimo also reveals that Themba’s family paid R4000 lobola.

“Mina I was not up for marriage. I was not up for marrying Themba. Ba fike khaya (they got to my place) and said they would pay lobola for R4000.”

IOL revealed in January 2023 that the duo reportedly had a secret wedding sometime in December 2022.

The Big Brother Mzansi season three winner Michelle Mvundla also took to her Instagram to share the festivities of the day.


@mphotrimlady: “The day he came for the BBMzansi party, you could tell he takes the white stuff.”

@Paballo_maseko_: “I believe her! I knew her rage was fuelled more than just being absent during her giving labour. And the substance abuse part makes sense too because chelete e fedile (there’s no money) without him having anything to show for it. It’s his family blaming her for his bad behaviour. They annoy me so much.”

@ZeeKaZikodee: “Themba definitely not a family man he’s for the streets even his biological sister was complaining about him.”

@WeleleWololo: “·Plus the way Themba spoke to Nale on BBMzansi… We still haven’t forgotten. His temper and handling of women was very scary.”

@ZamaWaMosotho: “I’m more p*ssed at the fact that people were saying Mpho chowed Themba’s money and she was there for the money.”