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Despite a cringe-worthy interview on Carte Blanche last week, MaMkhize – real name Shauwn Mkhize – continues to post glamorous Instagram pictures of her designer wardrobe and enviable weight loss.

In recent years, the reality TV star and businesswoman has shown off a trim and toned figure.

But apart from separating from her husband, Sbu Mpisane, in 2019, what is behind her drastic slim-down?



On Instagram, MaMkhize has reinvented her brand as a single woman and mom who is also a successful businesswoman. She’s also shown off a new figure for her chapter. This includes weight loss and speculation she’s had plastic surgery done on her body.

In 2020, Shauwn rebranded herself as “MaMkhize” after taking on her maiden name. This coincided with her Mzansi Magic reality TV show Kwa Mam’Mkhize – about her new chapter navigating life as a “single woman and mother.”

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She told TshisaLive of her motivation behind the show: “When you hear people talking and referring to you, you realise how little they know about you as a person.

“So I thought this will assist me to gain my identity and tell my story my way.”

In the 2022 autobiography My World, My Rules, the Durban-born entrepreneur reflected on her image overhaul.

She wrote: “During the process of finding myself when I looked into the mirror, I didn’t like what I saw. I felt I had lost myself, and I had to make a change.

MaMkhize has reacted to an embarrassing interview on Carte Blanche. Images via YouTube screenshot: Carte Blanche
MaMkhize claimed a new eating and fitness programme – tailored by her personal trainer daughter Sbahle Mpisane – “shaped me up.”

She continued: “In the beginning, it was so difficult for me not to take sugar at all. I thought, how am I going to deal with it? But once you get used to it, you can take your cappuccino with nothing at all.”

Her weight loss was also slow but steady. She added: It was exciting dropping the weight. I realised we are all what we eat.”

A few weight loss tips from MaMkhize include

Stay committed
Snacking on fruit and nuts and only when hungry
Keep a chart to track your weight loss
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While MaMkhize has been putting in the work to lose weight, she’s also been rumoured to have had work done on her body.

This includes social media speculation that she’s had a BBL, tummy tuck, and liposuction.

While she hasn’t addressed the rumours, Sbahle Mpisane has been transparent about her body transformation.

The “gym bunny” has had weight loss injections and has documented her breast augmentation surgery in Turkey earlier this year.

She posted: “I’m going to see my doctor and wake up looking like Kim Kardashian….

“Call me Miss Hourglass”.