10 Things You Need To Know About Former ‘Slay-Queen’ Jackie Phamotse

South African socialite turned author and motivational speaker, Jackie Phamotse is one of the most talked-about South African personalities at the moment.

The writer and speaker has been in and out of the headlines for much of the past year.

If you’re not up to date with the latest trending South Africans, you can be forgiven for not knowing much about her, despite the fact that her name appears on social media at least once a day.


Luckily, we’re here to help out: here are a few interesting things to know about Jackie Phamotse…

She is the author of Bare: The Blesser Game

Arguably one of the most-discussed books in recent times, Bare is a tell-all fictional novel that exposes the “blessed life”.

In the book, which is based on her own experiences as a ‘slay-queen’, Jackie opens up about transactional sex and the way society covers it up.

She was once homeless and gang raped

After leaving home as a young girl, following growing tension with her father, Jackie moved to Johannesburg in search of a better life.

There, she was exposed to completely different opportunities that would have their own consequences.

It was a difficult time in her life which forced her to reflect on her options and make serious changes.

At the age of 17, Jackie was gang raped by a number of men, one of whom is a well-known politician.

She’s been implicated in a blackmail plot

Jackie somehow found herself in the heart of Basetsana and Romeo Khumalo’s recent blackmail saga.

Jackie suggested that the couple was trying to stop a damaging sextape from being leaked. Although she didn’t name the couple, many on social media believe her hints were a dead giveaway.