Nomzamo Mbatha

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Nomzamo Mbatha
Nomzamo-Mbatha-Mercedes-Benz-Fashion-Week-Joburg-2016-4.jpg
Born Nomzamo Nonzwakazi Mbatha
(1990-07-13) July 13, 1990 (age 28)
KwaMashu, Durban
KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa
Alma mater University of South Africa
University of Cape Town
Occupation Actress
Years active 2012 - to date
Height 1,58m
Parents
  • Skuta Nxumalo † (father)
  • Manatuku Mbatha (mother)
Relatives Zamani Mbatha (brother)
Matu Dlamini † (sister)
Wendy Mbatha (sister)
Carla Pereira † (cousin)

Nomzamo Mbatha is a South African actress. She initially gained public attention as a runner-up in the 2012 MTV Base VJ Search where she lost to Nomuzi Mabena. At the time Mbatha was a student at the University of Cape Town where she was studying BCom Accounting. She went on to gained widespread fame as an actress on then new telenovela IsiBaya where she portrayed a character of Thandeka Zungu.

Early Life

Nomzamo Mbatha was born on 13 July 1990 in the KwaMashu township in the north west of the city of Durban in the KwaZulu-Natal province of South Africa. She has four brothers including actor Zamani Mbatha and at least two known sisters - one of whom, Matu Dlamini †, has since passed away.

Education

Nomzamo Mbatha attended Sihlezi Primary School in KwaMhlanga and Bechet High School in Sydenham. Upon matriculating she enrolled at the University of Cape Town where she studied a Bachelor of Commerce accounting, she initially dropped out following her near successful run on the 2012 MTV Base Africa VJ Search and IsiBaya call up, however she returned and completed her degree graduating in 2018.

Career; 2012 - to date

In 2012 Nomzamo Mbatha auditioned for the MTV Base Africa VJ Search and made it to the top three, along with Naledi Radebe, they lost to Moozlie.

In 2012 she was cast on the then new Mzansi Magic telenovela, IsiBaya, alongside acting heavyweights Siyabonga Thwala, Thembi Nyandeni, Tumisho Masha and Bheki Mkhwane. While she often spoke modestly of those early days, Nomzamo Mbatha shone from the onset, her portrayal of Thandeka Zungu was a subject of praise, as well as her onscreen chemistry with co-star Sdumo Mtshali.

In 2015 Nomzamo Mbatha hosted a 13 part SABC 1 television show, Holiday Swap. That same year she began starring on the E.tve.tv original drama series, Umlilo, where she portrayed the character of Khwezi and acted alongside Hamilton Dlamini, Nokuthula Ledwaba, Gcina Mkhize, Omuhle Gela and Thato Molamu.

References

  1. Times LIVE, Jozi student wins 2012 MTV Base VJ search, 30 July 2018
  2. Marie Claire, Nomzamo Mbatha Celebrates *Another* Achievement, 30 July 2018
  3. IOL., Nomzamo’s family upset by claims about her birth, 30 July 2018
  4. Twitter, @NomzamoMbatha, 21 February 2019
  5. Facebook, NomzamoNMbatha, 21 February 2019
  6. Instagram, nomzamo_m, 21 February 2019
  7. Times LIVE, Nomzamo Mbatha, Arthur Mafokate & the ANC on the pic that left Mzansi helluva angry, 21 February 2019
  8. IOL, Nomzamo Mbatha and buddy Maps clap back at troll, 21 February 2019
  9. IOL, Nomzamo Mbatha and buddy Maps clap back at troll, 21 February 2019
  10. IOL, Nomzamo Mbatha responds to major backlash after Arthur Mafokate pic, 21 February 2019
  11. Channel24/ Drum, Nomzamo Mbatha on her snap with Arthur Mafokate: ‘I wasn’t present enough to say “F*** OFF, no thanks’, 21 February 2019
  12. Information Cradle, Nomzamo Mbatha Biography, Age, Mother, Sister, Boyfriend and Career, 21 February 2019
  13. Citizen, ANC apologises to Nomzamo Mbatha for Arthur Mafokate’s ‘despicable’ conduct, 21 February 2019
  14. Citizen, ANC apologises to Nomzamo Mbatha for Arthur Mafokate’s ‘despicable’ conduct, 21 February 2019
  15. All 4 Women, Maps Maponyane hits back at claims that he cheated on Nomzamo Mbatha, 21 February 2019
  16. Destiny Connect, SA actress Nomzamo Mbatha is newest UN Goodwill Ambassador, 21 February 2019
  17. East Cost Radio, Watch as Nomzamo Mbatha reminisces about her matric dance, 21 February 2019
  18. Bona, Rose named after Nomzamo Mbatha revealed, 21 February 2019
  19. MSN, Is this Nomzamo Mbatha's new man?, 21 February 2019
  20. Marie Claire, Thuli Madonsela and Nomzamo Mbatha just had a moment on twitter, 21 February 2019
  21. Daily Sun, WATCH: NOMZAMO MBATHA REFLECTS ON HERE JOURNEY, 21 February 2019
  22. TVSA, Nomzamo Mbatha, 21 February 2019
  23. IMDb, Nomzamo Mbatha, 21 February 2019
  24. Move!/ Press Reader, Actress Nomzamo reunited with her long-lost brother after 16 years, 22 February 2019
  25. IOL, 'Help is at hand, don't despair', 22 February 2019