When Noeleen Maholwana-Sangqu burst onto South African TV screens early in 2003, it may have been her screen debut but she brought a formidable CV as the queen of talk. Well-cherished for her sharp, incisive questioning, sassy attitude and personal warmth, Noeleen’s new role as host on SABC 3 TALK was a challenge to bridge the digital divide from radio to television.
A decade later, it seems as if she never even existed! Today, EntertainmentSA has investigated the whereabouts of this iconic broadcaster.
Where is she now
Luckily the former TV show host is still alive and well. Noeleen has an online presence that’s not very consistent but very informative. She shares glimpses into her life with her Instagram page.
Noeleen shares the light meals she eats to keep herself lean. Usually, she shares the content of fun projects she does to keep herself occupied. She also shares videos and pictures of herself working out. As we know, they say a gym body is 80% food and 20% gym.
Since she is eating healthily and working out vigorously, Noeleen has lost much weight. Her body weight is lean and healthy now.
During the years of her television presence, she was a hefty woman. Being obese and being on tv led her to face a lot of bullying. Even sitcoms took jabs at her body size.
One thing about Noeleen is that she is a globe trotter. Sometimes she shares snaps of her holidays. Even in Mzansi, she makes sure to catch her breath in airy places.
She is a philanthropist helping women and children with nowhere else to go. She has a sisterhood group where women are empowered. On some days, she runs a soup kitchen and prepares hearty meals for those in need.