MaNgcobo: I never hid that the man I loved had no money

MaNgobo and Bheki Ngobo have been together for a very long time, the couple can be viewed as th epitome of black love in the entertainment industry, with the husband being one of the most successful Maskandi artists in the country.

Considering Bheki’s achievements it is kind of hard to believe that at some point he was a man who didn’t have much, the muso sold 28 albums, traveled across the world, won multiple awards and is the head of one of the most respected entertainment family in the country. His humble beginnings did not stop him from pursuing the love of his life – his wife Linah Ngcobo.


He had asked his wife for a hand in marriage with only R300 to his name, but despite not having much, Mrs Ngcobo still said yes to his proposal at those bad times.


In an interview, Mrs Linah Ngcobo mentioned that she never shied away from the fact that her husband did not have much at the time.

“When he started he had R300 and I told them at home that he wanted to lobola me. I didn’t hide that the man I was in love with didn’t have money, he was poor so they knew. So when it was time to go through the lobola negotiations my mom asked me how much money he had, and I told her that he has R300. My mom then said that money wouldn’t even come to Limpopo or even be enough to lobola me. So they decided to come this side, so I think they understood that this wasn’t about money but love and this relationship that needed to be nurtured.” Said Linah


Linah shared that when her family arrived, her husband was left with R180 as he had used R120 as things were beginning to get even more rough, so Mrs Ngcobo’s family eventually received a lobola of R180.

The message Mrs Ngcobo wanted to convey with her lobola story is that love is not about the money.

“Indoda is not about money, no one came into this world with money, that’s the first thing you need to know and you will leave this world without money even if you are a billionaire, but a man will always be a man whether he has money or no money.  It’s about who you are and how you carry yourself. So what I saw in him was love, regardless of him not having money, I loved him.” Said Linah Ngcobo

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