She was thrust into the limelight back in 2015 when she was revealed as minister Malusi Gigaba’s side chick. Now she’s on everyone’s tongue following an eNCA interview with Norma Gigaba.

So who is Buhle Mkhize — aside from being the former mistress of Minister Gigaba of course?

Here are a few things you may not have known about her:

  1. She is currently based in New York in the US.
  2. She was born and grew up in Gezinsila (known by locals as Emagogogweni) in KwaZulu-Natal.
  3. She is a fashion designer and a fashionista
  4. Buhle’s has worked as an AU pair in Amsterdam in the Netherlands as well as in the US.
  5. She moved to New York in 2009 but before that she had been living in London. She first left Mzansi for the UK in 2001.
  6. Buhle owns a boutique store in Manhattan.
  7. She is 33 years old.