Nomzamo Mbatha is a South African actress and television personality. She was born on 13th July 1990 in KwaMashu. She first came to public attention as one of the three finalists in the 2012 MTV Base VJ Search. She got an Africa Movie Academy Award for Best Actress nomination for playing “Moratiwa” in Tell Me Sweet Something (2015).
Nomzamo Mbatha Education Background
Undergraduate student at the University of Cape Town, Bachelors degree of Comerce in Accounting. She later left the University of Cape Town following her joining IsiBaya and she is continuing her Accounting studies at the University of South Africa (UNISA). Mbatha went to Secondary school at Bechet High School and at Primary school lever she attended Sihlezi Primary School in KwaMhlanga.
Nomzamo Mbatha Career in Media
In July 2012 she auditioned for MTV Base Vj search which was held at Cape Gate Shopping District, Cape Town in the Western Cape. She made it to the top 70 out of an estimated 600 hopefuls and later made it to the final 10 which later competed with the hopefuls from Cape Town and Johannesburg. In the end she made it to the final three. In 2015 she began hosting a SABC 1 reality travel show, Holiday Swap.
Nomzamo Mbatha Acting Career
She is a cast member of Mzansi Magic Telenovela cast as ‘Thandeka Zungu’a well educated, modern city girl and the daughter of high profile taxi boss, Mpiyakhe Zungu.
In 2014 following the success and popularity of the telenovela the show was converted by Mzansi Magic into a daily soap opera.
In 2015 she was cast as a member of the romantic comedy, ‘Tell Me Sweet Something’. In March 2015 she stared as Khwezi Mbatha on e.tv’s original drama series, Umlilo.
Nomzamo Mbatha Family
Mbatha’s mother, Manatuku is a teacher. The Sunday Sun ran a story about a woman named Elizabeth Mbatha, who claims to be her real mother. The star cleared the air in an Instagram post that read, “My mommy in the middle and my older sister @w.mbatha .. Sunday Sun ran a story AGAIN about a woman claiming to be my mother, some Lobola nonsense and curses… Dry news week. This was our reaction last night.”
She lost her older sister in 2009. On July 3, 2018, her sister Wendy bravely fought for her life when she was attacked by two criminals after her car broke down. Nomzamo who has lost two sisters in her life said that Wendy is her only remaining sister. Taking to Instagram recently, the actress told fans about the horrible ordeal and that she was grateful that Wendy’s life was spared.
Nomzamo Mbatha Boyfriend
She was romantically involved with 2012 Idol South Africa winner, Khaya Mthethwa. They late broke up on allegation of Nomzamo cheating but she later blushed off the rumours saying that all those stories were false and had been fabricated.
Nomzamo Mbatha And Maps Maponyane have been a couple (they have not confirmed or denied their romantic relationship). The couple‚ who have become firm favourites on the celebrity scene and often referred to each other as ‘best buddies‚’ apparently called it quits after cheating rumours involving Maps emerged.
Nomzamo Mbatha Movies
- The Dan Nicholl Show (TV Series) (2017)
- All About Love (2017)
- Umlilo (TV Series) (2016)
- The Jakes Are Missing (2015)
- Tell Me Sweet Something (2015)
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