Khanyi Mbau's life story becomes a book
"Being a mistress is one of the most powerless positions a woman can ever be in. It's also the loneliest" - Khanyi Mbau
Khanyi Mbau's biography, entitled Bitch, Please! I'm Khanyi Mbau', will hit bookstores on 15 August, according to Books LIVE.
And the pre-release publicity claims that the former Queen of Bling 'bares her soul' in the book.
'Gold digger', 'chancer', 'attention whore' – Khanyi Mbau has been called all of that and more.
While her flamboyant and daring personality have made this actress a darling of the media and a sought-after guest at parties, her flashy lifestyle and relationships with older men have made her one of the country's most talked-about women.
This is the story of a young starlet who let sudden fame go to her head.
Her world spirals out of control as fancy cars and rooms full of shoes become more important than self-respect.
Khanyi divulges all about her allegedly abusive marriage to Mandla Mthembu, the sugar daddy she married at 19. He is also the father of her only child, a daughter. She reaches an all-time low when the marriage breaks up and she is left destitute.
Khanyi then gets involved in a sordid affair with a married man, Theunis Crous. Their relationship is splashed in the tabloids, as are their often very public fights.
"It is only when she decides to turn her life around that Khanyi has the courage to break up the affair and face an uncertain future," according to the book's promoters.
"In this book, the Queen of Bling bares her soul as she tells of some of the hard lessons she learned and of the things she will never do again."
The book is written by entertainment journalist Lesley Mofokeng.
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Sunday World reports that Mbau "is on her way to becoming a tame makoti" after falling for Tebogo Lerole of Kwela Tebza.
Family members close to the situation say Mbau even took a rain check when offered a drink during a family gathering to please her (maybe) future in-laws.
"I think she so wants to repent 'cos she really loves Tebogo," says the source.