WATCH: ‘Sports Wives’ stars say they were only paid R15 000


WATCH: ‘Sports Wives’ stars say they were only paid R15 000

‘Sports Wives’ stars, Tsholofelo Makgalemele-Mbane and Christa Kgamphe-Jane, opened up about being on the reality TV series.

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Sports Wives cast members, Tsholofelo Makgalemele-Mbane and Christa Kgamphe-Jane, recently shocked viewers when they revealed that they were only paid R15 000 to be on the reality TV series.

The two wives dropped the bombshell during an interview on the Own Narrative Podcast.


Thirty-seven-year-old sports manager, masseuse and lecturer Christa Kgamphe-Jane is married to Banyana Banyana star Refiloe Jane. Meanwhile, thirty-one-year-old Tsholofelo Makgalemele-Mbane from Tembisa is a stay-at-home wife who is married to Banyana Banyana player Bambanani Mbane.


According to Makgalemele-Mbane told podcaster Promise Makunyane that she was not pleased with the wua the Sports Wives producers portrayed her parents.

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South Africa’s midfielder Refiloe Jane controls the ball during the France 2019 Women’s World Cup Group B football match between South Africa and China, on June 13, 2019, at the Parc des Princes stadium in Paris. (Photo by FRANCK FIFE / AFP) (Photo credit should read FRANCK FIFE/AFP via Getty Images)

“I feel like Sports Wives put my parents in a bad light. The initial story was how I got to where I am, so I am trying to take them step by step,” said Tsholofelo.

“But because they [the production] wanted drama, that’s when they shifted the focus to look like I come from a broken family.”

She said it is not true that her parents dis not accept her sexuality, stating that it just took them a while to understand.

“It took my family a while to warm up to the situation,” she stated.

“When I met Bambanani, she was still not ready, and eloping made sense because I realised it was no use forcing her to go through it.”


For Kgamphe-Jane, however, things were much easier as her aunt knew about the relationship.

“My dad knew Refiloe was a woman but did not know how to address it or put it, and he said to me: ‘You’re gay, and I said no, I’m lesbian’.

“He embraced me, but sometimes I feel like he was overcompensating because he did not raise me.

“With my mom, it was a fight because when I finally sat down with her, she said she thought we were best friends and was worried about what people would say.”


Alaa Hamdy

Professional entertainment content writer in Hanover, South Africa. I know all the secrets of celebrities

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