The Truth About Sbahle Mpisane's Snake

No, she doesn't own a snake

By  | Jan 21, 2023, 08:32 AM  | Sbahle Mpisane  | Drama

Sbahle Mpisane
Sbahle Mpisane is a South African social media health and lifestyle influencer, fitness instructor and reality star, who has earned the title fitness bunny, thanks to her fitness goals.

Aside from her impressive body goals, part of Sbahle Mpisane’s fame comes from coming from one of the wealthiest families in the country. Her father is business tycoon Sbu Mpisane and her stepmother is Shauwn Mkhize.

Given her status as a celebrity figure, a lot of things that Sbahle Mpisane does rarely go unnoticed and of course judged by the court of public opinion.

A couple of years ago, the fitness bunny shared a video of a giant snake on her social media and got people talking about the ownership of the serpent. as several conspiracy theories about snakes, witchcraft and wealth came up.

So does Sbahle Mpisane own a snake? If she doesn’t then who is the real owner of the slithering reptile? Here are all the answers.

Does Sbahle Mpisane own a snake?

Sbahle Mpisane, source: Facebook
Following claims by controversial writer, Jackie Phamotse in 2020 that some South African celebrities were using snakes and witchcraft to become wealthy, Shauwn Mkhize's stepdaughter Sbahle Mpisane was dragged into the conversation after tweeps uncovered an old video of a snake she had shared on social media.

In the video that was shared by Sbahle, a giant black snake is seen slithering through someone’s lounge. The snake looked like a pet and it quickly re-circulated on social media with a section of tweeps coming to the conclusion that the snake in the video was the Mpisane/Mkhize family snake which helped them to make their millions. Some even suggested that the snake had helped Sbahle’s recovery after her car accident back in 2018.

A small section of tweeps, however came to Sbahle’s defense and rebuked the black magic allegations, reminding people that if a white man had shared the same video they would have accepted it as their pet and not accuse them of witchcraft.

After the snake video trended for hours, Sbahle Mpisane took to social media to clarify that she did not own the snake and revealed the identity of the real owner.

It turns out that she had just reposted a video from an American Instagram page called @therealtarzan. 

So there you have it, Sbahle Mpisane doesn’t own a snake and her family didn’t make money from black magic.

South African celebrities accused of owning snakes

Gogo Maweni's snakes, source: The South African
Even though Sbahle Mpisane doesn’t own a snake, there are a few other South African celebrities who actually own snakes.

Popular sangoma-turned-reality show star- Gogo Maweni for example, is the proud owner of at least five snakes with the names of three of her snakes- Kaddafi, Escobar and Zara publicly known. In one of the episodes of her reality show, the sangoma revealed that her snakes are her pets and she doesn’t use them for anything.

Controversial dancer Zodwa Wabantu once revealed that she owned a snake in a playful video that she posted with a giant snake around her neck, where she also sarcastically said that she was tired of people saying she got her money from her fame when in fact she got it from her snake Mamlambo. Of course, it was a joke.

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