Mama Joy

Mama Joy and her partner. Images via @joychauke5/X

‘Mamzo, not like this’: SA divided over Mama Joy’s bedroom photo with French lover

There have been mixed reactions on X to much-loved superfan Mama Joy’s latest ‘love lives herd’ post with her French partner.

Mama Joy

Mama Joy and her partner. Images via @joychauke5/X

Mama Joy is living her best life with the love of her life from France.

The Springboks and Royal AM superfan, real name Joy Chauke, has been receiving congratulatory messages since introducing her man.

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However, some fans are no longer as enthused by her “love lives her” content following a photograph of her and her man in their bedroom, which she shared on Monday morning.

The picture shows the couple cuddling in bed which Mama Joy’s signature South African-inspired face paint still on.

“France Vs South Africa 🇫🇷🇿🇦 and South Afrca has won Mamajoy has won just to prove a point lol …love lives here or kanjani,” she captioned the post.

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On Saturday, Mama Joy introduced her boyfriend to Mzansi with an array of pictures as she thanked him for showering her with gifts.

The snaps were shot after her man took her on a shopping spree and got her luxury Gucci items as well as a gold locket bracelet with the words “Je t’aime” – French for “I love you”.

“What about this? My man has got taste. Thanks Babe for the gifts. What do you think SA? I am a lucky woman neh?” she wrote.

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The popular sports fan’s posts were also a jab at Democratic Alliance (DA) councillor, Renaldo Gouws, who has repeatedly accused her of using taxpayers’ money to fund her lifestyle.

On Friday, Mama Joy shared a photo of herself en route to the Royal AM vs Cape Town City DStv Premiership clash at the Cape Town Stadium. What was evident in the image were her designer items – from her bags to her suitcase and shoes.

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Gouws – who accused the Department of Sports, Arts and Culture of sponsoring Mama Joy’s superfan career at the Rugby World Cup – criticised her once more, suggesting her luxury items were bought with taxpayers’ money.

“Gucci Shoes: R19,500. Gucci Handbag: R19,000. Louis Vuitton Travel Bag: R65,000. Louis Vuitton Roller Suitcase: R97,000. Taxpayers funding everything: Priceless.”