For Better or Worse premiers on Mzansi Magic!

18 December 2019
The show will feature some of Mzansi’s well-known couples.

When For Better or Worse with Mo and Phindi premieres on Mzansi Magic on Tuesday, January 7th at 21:30, viewers will be unhinged from the sweat soaked idea of love as purely romantic. The new lifestyle show distils a variety of unique challenges, including the contentious subject of managing money as a couple.

The show features some of Mzansi’s most well-known couples such as Caiphus Semenya with Letta Mbulu and Tumi Morake with Mpho Osie-Tutu.  While the couples reflect on the strength of their love, they also look back at the trials and tribulations they have confronted. Each couple attests their heartfelt reflections on lessons learnt from married life and how money can emerge as a sore point in most households. The show will give viewers hope that money trials can be overcome through the power of unity and proper financial planning

Old Mutual is financial education partner in For Better or Worse with Mo and Phindi. “The show will use the power of storytelling to showcase the real commonality of money problems in relationships even among people that hold celebrity status,” says John Manyike, Head of Financial Education at Old Mutual.

“This show has a strong financial education theme because we believe it’s important for South Africans to begin having honest conversations about money, especially in romantic relationships. Most of the couples featured in the show are in the public eye and highly admired by South Africans. However, the sincerity with which they address the subject of money will be relatable to viewers and we hope they will take some learnings from the show,” adds Manyike.

Viewers will discover, therein lies the real treasure. Couples who go the mile frequently navigate life’s harshest blows with nothing, but true and resilient love left as an anchor grounding them. The show will interact with viewers through a unique weekly competition, which will run via social media and one couple will win R5,000 weekly by simply honing in on the issues and sharing their own best money lessons (as a couple).

For the well-known married couples, the 30-minute show offers a unique platform where they get to lift the veil to reveal the complex dynamics they encounter along the way. Staying true to the show’s intention to elevate real life conversations about relationships and marriage, the show also features couples with extraordinary stories and heart-warming triumphs.

Better known as Mo and Phindi, the show’s hosts, Monwabisi and Phindile Grootboom use their open book policy to engage the guest couples as they open up. The power couple, who’ve become household names for sharing insights on relationships, enable a relaxed home environment for honest conversations.

At the heart of it, For Better or Worse with Mo and Phindi is about the inspiring stories that offer proof that the true measure of life is by its seasons of love.

“We are especially excited about the show’s intention to restore the dignity of family as a core focus for the talk show”, expresses Nkateko Mabaso, M-Net CEO. “Mo and Phindi have dedicated their lives to demystifying relationships and helping couples to find common ground. We are delighted that our viewers will continue to enjoy real stories that inspire real people, which forms part of our objective as Africa’s best storyteller.” 


For Better or Worse with Mo and Phindi premieres on Mzansi Magic Channel 161 on Tuesday, January 7th at 21:30.