Mkhuseli Sizani

Philip Mnunu, known as Bra Fix, has been the talk of Zwide Township in Port Elizabeth since the 1980s.

Even though he is now aged 60, it’s no secret that the ladies still love him – and his muscles. 

“When he goes on stage at competitions he drives the women crazy,” said Siyabulela Qandana the owner of Ironman Gym.

“We have 80 members and Bra Fix is an inspiration to all of us. Nobody is as fit as him.”

His training partner, Jabulile Ngowebo, 27, said he was a small boy when he first saw Bra Fix and he is following his hero’s lead.

“I started training to have a sexy body like him.”

Speaking to Scrolla.Africa while training on Tuesday morning at the dilapidated Myezo High School, Bra Fix said the days when umkhaba was an indication that a man’s makoti was looking after him are gone. 

“Being physically fit has helped me to stay healthy. I don’t have a special diet or use supplements. I don’t drink and smoke and I never go to the doctor,” he said.

“But I still do 200 squats with 200kg weights every day.” 

He said women ask him to train their husbands.

“They ask me to help them to get rid of umkhaba and have a six pack like me,” he laughed.


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