DJ Zinhle sashays into the California Dreaming restaurant on the Durban beachfront, accompanied by an all-male entourage that includes rappers Cassper Nyovest and Riky Rick.
The statuesque and svelte beauty looks hip and trendy in a denim-on-denim ensemble. But, above all, she’s wearing a sunshine smile on her face that lights up the entire room as she’s seen snapping a few selfies and goofing around with her male pals.
She later reveals to me that she is in a good space right now, following a difficult year that saw her go through a very public break-up.
“Last year was tough for me. But I gave [that] a year. I was just like, after a year it is over and I’m starting afresh. The highest goal for me is always happiness. I spent a whole year working on myself, my healing and just finding myself again,” Zinhle says.
The happiness she has been yearning for has come in the form of romance. Although she shies away from divulging the name of the new guy in her life – only referring to him as “my baby” – or any details on how they met, she confirms she is happy.