Fri Sep 22 09:57:40 SAST 2017

Family comes first for Pearl Modiadie

By Patience Bambalele | 2017-09-13 10:07:31.0

Pearl Modiadie is ready for another journey in life. / INSTAGRAM

Television and radio personality Pearl Modiadie has surprised her father with a new luxury home.

Modiadie, who co-hosts The Great Escape on Metro FM, bought a house in Johannesburg, demolished it and then built a better house.

She told Sowetan building a big house for her father was something that she had always wanted to do.

Modiadie said after she lost her mother, at the age of 10, she felt that she needed to take care of her father the best way possible.

"I feel fulfilled now that it has finally happened," she said. "This has reminded me of how faithful God is and how he always keeps his promise that 'anything you ask for in my name, you shall receive'. I wanted it to be exactly what I had envisioned for my dad."

Modiadie, who is engaged to marry Nkululeko Buthelezi, said it was important for her to take care of her home first before embarking on another life journey.

"It's unfortunate when you see people living large while their parents [and] family members aren't taken care of.

"I understand that some dynamics are different, but home should always come first."

Saving for her father's house was not difficult because she is a spendthrift person by nature.

"I've always been a huge fan of saving. So when I wanted to take this on, there was already money set aside for a project of this magnitude."

About her "overwhelmed" father, she said: "My father loves it. He's a proud dad right now, that's for sure. He was surprised when I presented his [gift] and had a lot of questions to ask!"


The proudest moment of my life

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