The 5 Things you didn't know about isiZulu news anchor - Thabile Mbele

The 5 Things you didn't know about isiZulu news anchor - Thabile Mbele

Mar 25, 2017, 09:11 AM

Thabile Mbele

The gorgeous SABC 1 news anchor opens about the real her. As she breaks down 5 pointers about herself we didn't know about.

She considers herself a very aspirational girl from the village who was destined for greatness.

I'm a girl from a little village in Bulwer with big dreams who refused to be limited by my rural background. I'm happy for the grounding it's given me, the basics of life. I wish I could transfer some of it to my daughter.

She was and is still inspired by Khanyi Dlomo.

I love Khanyi Dlomo, she inspired me to be what I am today. I was that fan who was brave enough to send her a handwritten letter thanking her for shaping my life as a teen and reassuring me that this career is the one. Lucky for me I got a response from her, a letter with an autographed picture of her plus, wait for this, a phone call from her. I was the happiest teenager in the world. Sadly, I've never had the pleasure to really meet her and thank her properly. I bumped into her once at a story I was covering and just broke down. 

Thabile's first job was being a cashier.

My first job, I was a cashier at Checkers in Scottsville, Pietermaritzburg. Lessons learned there, I still apply today like treating everyone as an equal and the importance of saving money, no matter how little you have, you can still put away something. 

Thabile Mbele
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The news anchor never considered herself as the marrying type

I never wanted to get married and have children. Never ever! But look at me now? It's because I got a really great guy as a lifetime partner who, unintentionally changed my outlook in life we had over 700 people at our traditional wedding, most of them came just to see for themselves that I was really getting married it was unbelievable! 

Boarding school was way too much for this village girl

I went to a boarding school for a year and hated every moment about it. In fact, I don't even want anyone to remind me of that year, 1992. I think I was just overwhelmed, coming from a small village to a big township of Umlazi, meeting people from all over the country, It was tough.

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