We certainly live in interesting times.
Recently, I have embarked on a new journey in my life, something I was born to do, working with television producer, Jacqueline Jayamaha.
The last couple of weeks have opened my eyes on a broad perspective and it feels like I am looking at the world through a wide-angle lens. I have been given some extra vision and a drone outlook on the world as a whole.
Our first documentary is for Carte Blanche and we hope it will air sometime in May, I will alert you in due course when the date is set.
As I do not want to spoil the plot I will say very little about the storyline but last week we visited Prince Mangosuthu Buthelezi, and spent time talking to him about the changing South Africa.
It was a day I will never forget, Prince Buthelezi dressed in a dark navy suit, with hand crafted blue shoes, arrived for our meeting at his IFP headquarters in Ulundi.
Straight and upright, dignified and graceful, Prince Buthelezi at 90 years old is still a charming gentleman. Speaking in the 'Queen's' English, he explained the hardships and challenges the Zulu Nation faces as the new political leadership rises from the ashes of Zuma.
Looking through his photo albums and his memorabilia, Prince Buthelezi is a worldly individual. He has been photographed with some of the most prolific leaders of the world.
He has a room filled with gifts he received from visitors; paintings, sculptures, books and even a stuffed white lion and a crocodile, which are all on display.
Prince Buthelezi has lived a richly fulfilling life, he has been married to his wife Irene for 66 years and chose to have just one wife in a linage of polygamists.
Buthelezi's father, Inkosi Mathole Buthelezi, the Zulu monarch's prime minister, had 20 wives. His mother was Princess Magogo kaDinuzulu. Her brother, King Solomon kaDinuzulu, had 40 wives.
Prince Buthelezi is a true nobleman, softly spoken and highly intelligent but he is also a warrior and is prepared to fight to his last breath protecting the heritage and the future of the Zulu nation.
There is so much about our country that fascinates me. And there are so many things that make me proud about this land, and Prince Buthelezi is one of those people that will always stand out as a man of honour and virtue, a great example of a leader.
Prince Buthelezi's recipe for a happy marriage: "You can't go into a marriage thinking how happy the other person is going to make you. A successful marriage is one in which both spouses are trying to outdo one another in filling up the love tank.
"You have to invest in your marriage constantly, understanding that it is your most important relationship. Invest today in the marriage you want to have in 30 or 40 years' time.
"Deal with issues as they arise. You will be amazed at how God honours marriage, every time you refuse to give up, it just gets better."
|Core Version: 6.10.21|