Sasha De Sousa is somebody many people want to know more about after she was romantically linked with Springbok hero Makazole Mapimpi.

Mapimpi was the Springboks most eligible bachelor and has plenty of woman and even a few men thirsting over his social media snaps.

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Mapimpi currently lives in Durban where he plays for the Sharks.

The winger originally hails from the Eastern Cape but he has played for a few teams around South Africa.

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He keeps things under wraps but Mapimpi has been linked to Sasha de Sousa romantically.

Who is Sasha de Sousa?

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Originally from neighbouring Eswatini where she has been a succesful business manager, De Sousa has also built a reputation as a social media influencer.

She got her start in the hospitality industry but De Sousa has branched out into diverse fields of interest.

De Sousa is the Managing Director of the Flowershop Eswatini and also manages the Liyandza Family Trust.

She formerly worked for Dups Holdings as a manager in Manzini.

De Sousa completed her education in Fayeteville, North Carolina studying for a Bachelor of Science (B.S.), Business Administration, concentration in club and resort management from Methodist University.

She is also a content creator under the handle SwaziSoil.

How Makazole Mapimpi turns negativity around

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Mapimpi doesn’t let what people say get him down.

Makazole Mapimpi
Makazole Mapimpi is currently single. Photos: Instagram/@Makazoli

“People can say whatever they want to say, even if it is negative. I don’t hate people (for that),” Mapimpi said.

“It gives me the opportunity to turn that negativity into something positive. The only way I can do that is to focus on what I am doing and listen to the coaches.

“I try to block the noise from outside, and it’s very tough, but at the same time, it motivates me to work more because people are watching me.

“I need to do better. I must compete to be number one so that people don’t have anything to say. At the same time, I also don’t think it’s nice to be comfortable in your position. So, those thoughts drive me to work more because people are watching.”

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Giving back

Mapimpi says that he is inspired by his diehard fans, many of whom turned up to cheer him on at the Rugby World Cup squad announcement.

“I did not expect this,” he said of the standing ovation he received.

“I was surprised to see people so happy when they saw me. It’s a nice feeling. I have a lot of families, people praying for me.

“And at the same time, I just want to keep going and give back the love that the people show me. So, I must work more.”

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