Controversial Durban businesswoman Shauwn Mkhize (formerly Mpisane) debuted her new reality show, Kwa Mam’ Mkhize, on Thursday
Shauwn’s son Andile Mpisane, whom she shares with ex-husband Sbu Mpisane, and stepdaughter Sbahle Mpisane are also part of the show.
Kwa Mam’ Mkhize gives viewers an exclusive look inside the glamorous life of newly single Shauwn
“Meet Shauwn Mkhize and join her on her journey as she reclaims her life as a single woman; who happens to be a mother, a sister and a business mogul,” a synopsis of the show reads.
The last few years have been filled with drama for the Mpisane family
Sbahle was involved in a near-fatal crash in 2018 that brought the family closer.
But by 2019, the cracks in Shauwn and Sbu’s marriage could no longer be ignored. The couple’s messy divorce was splashed across the tabloids.
Shauwn’s businesses have also come under scrutiny from the tax man.
The first episode of the show was relatively drama-free and focused more on introducing viewers to the family. Here’s a look at what went down:
Shauwn’s HUGE mansion
Shawun gave viewers a glimpse inside her multi-million rand mansion, which is situated in KwaZulu-Natal’s affluent coastal suburb of La Lucia. “That house is bigger than Sandton city,” one Twitter user wrote. Shauwn’s luxury property looks bigger than the average mansion in the area because she reportedly bought two adjoining houses to make her humble abode even bigger!
— Shevas (@Mashevas88) January 9, 2020
The house is under 24-hour surveillance, with several guards stationed in and around the property
There you go
The house pic.twitter.com/NhvHp0oMj8
— Ashley (@Ashie_kid) January 9, 2020
Here’s a closer look at Shauwn’s mansion
An impressive fleet of cars
Shauwn and her family are known for their flashy lifestyle, and a flashy lifestyle needs some flashy cars. Family members have been seen driving around in luxury cars that have included a Porsche, Ferrari and Aston Martin.
Twitter users praised Shauwn for not relying on a man to live her best life
“This is the life, House in Lu Lucia, Bentley, and other cars, you a Rich Black, Female, and you the money maker, not a gold digger living off a man. This is the Life,” one viewer wrote.
This is the life, House in Lu Lucia, Bentley, and other cars, you a Rich Black, Female, and you the money maker, not a gold digger living off a man.
This is the Life.
— Zamazee (@khethokuhle1981) January 9, 2020
Shauwn’s son Andile has been spotted driving a Mercedes G-Wagon and a Rolls Royce
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Andile Mpisane’s R87 000 sneakers
Andile shocked viewers when he spent R87 000 on a pair of sneakers.
“Are we gonna act like we not bent over Andile getting R87 000 shoes like a coldrink eSpar?” one Twitter user asked.
— Rich_Farmer_Pete! (@French_Pimp) January 9, 2020
Another tweep added: “Wow I could actually buy a car kaR87 000… we are poor people, so all this time other people livin like this…”
— #Alady (@aizolicious) January 10, 2020
Andile seems to have quite the sneaker obsession.
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Sbahle’s love for her stepmom
Sbahle Mpisane joined her step-mother at popular Durban shisa nyama, Max’s Lifestyle, on Thursday to watch the premier of the family’s new reality show.
Social media users said they were not surprised that Sbahle was sticking with her stepmom after she divorced her father.
They saw enough on the first episode to know that they too would choose their stepmother under the circumstances.
“If I was Sbahle Mpisane nam I would choose a step mom too than my dad… imagine leaving this luxury life and go back to four room e lamontville aneva,” one Twitter user wrote.
— SizaM (@MtakaJesu) January 9, 2020
— Monde Sibisi (@MondeTSibisi) January 9, 2020