SOCIALITE and model Babalwa “Barbz” Mneno allegedly found herself fighting for her life in a foreign country.
Babalwa was allegedly hospitalised in Nigeria after she was suspected of contracting malaria. Babalwa, who is still in Nigeria, was allegedly visiting her wealthy boyfriend when she was rumoured to have caught the life-threatening disease.
According to her worried friends, Babalwa fell sick in her hotel room and was rushed to a local hospital earlier this week. One source said Babalwa started complaining about flu, not knowing it would get worse.
Said the first source: “She started getting cold and complained about being weak and it got worse. We also don’t understand why she’s only catching malaria now because she has been visiting Nigeria for years. Maybe, she didn’t go for her malaria injection or there was just something wrong with her immune system, or she ate something. We don’t know. We’re glad she’s fine.”
Another source said: “Shame, malaria showed her flames. She even lost a bit of weight.”
According to the second source, Babalwa is a regular in Nigeria. She goes there to see her wealthy boyfriend who spoils her rotten. According to the source, the two are madly in love.
“They have previously been spotted shopping at the Diamond Walk, in Sandton, Jozi,” the source said.
According to the source, Babalwa now feels better, but is still on medication.
“This week, she was joined by her BFF and TV personality Bonang Matheba. She’s fine and has been up and partying again with her friends,” said a third source.
A close relative of hers told Celeb Gossip last night that that whenever Babalwa misses sex, she goes to Nigeria where her boyfriend gives her a befitting romp. She said the socialite even brags that Nigerian men are endowed with lengthy 'anacondas' and that she would never date a South African again.
"Whenever you talk about relationships with her, she always makes a it point that she brags about the size of her Nigerian man's manhood. She says her boyfriend is wealthy that he affords to buy her an airline ticket so that they can simply enjoy sex and have fun," said the cousin who begged not to be identified in fear of reprisals.
Yesterday Babalwa refused to comment. She did not even respond to out WhatsApp messages. Bonang was not available for comment, her phone was on voicemail.