Businesswoman Basetsana Kumalo took to twitter to express her gratitude to South Africans for making her memoir; Bassie: My Journey of Hope number 1 non-fiction best seller.
“The last 5 weeks have been a whirlwind of a time the “booklaunch’ of #Bassie: #MyJourneyOfHope & #MediaTour. I’m bawled over by the immense love & appreciation of South Africa – buying and reading, making it No.1 non-fictional best seller in SA as well as No.2 overall title”, Bassie tweeted.
In the book Bassie recounts her life journey, including her relationships with mentors like Nelson Mandela. She also shares the secrets of her success and all the lessons she’s learnt along the way.
She opens up about the pressures of her high-profile marriage to Romeo Kumalo and their heart-breaking struggle to have a family. She talks honestly about motherhood and maintaining a healthy work/life balance, and unpacks how she pays it forward through mentoring young people she has met along the way.
Bassie also describes the legal battles she has had to wage in order to protect her name and her brand over the years. She gives a chilling account of the stalker who has harassed her for decades, and the spurious ‘sex-tape’ allegation that rocked her family and almost destroyed her career.
Basetsana Kumalo was Miss South Africa in 1994. She went on to present the iconic lifestyle show, Top Billing, before switching to the other side of the camera and building a number of successful businesses. She is married to businessman Romeo Kumalo, and they have three children.
Book info: Penguin Random House