A strong family means a strong and a self driven society, but life is not that straight forward as some grew up without their fathers or mothers. It’s understandable if this happens because of death, but in most people it’s because the fathers ran away from them while they still young. In this video we will focus on 10 Coloured Mzansi Celebs Whose White Fathers Abandoned Them While Very Young.
Number 1 is Jo-Anne Reyneke
She is best known for being an actress in Muvhango as Pearl and Prudence in Rhythm City. Jo-Anne Reyneke was born in Vereeniging, Gauteng to a black Zulu mother and a white father. She grew up without her father because he left them while she was still a toddler. She says her father’s name is Johan Reyneke, a white man whom her mother met and started a family with. But when the relationship soured she moved to Pietermaritzburg with her mother. That was the last time she saw her father. She has tried to reach out to him via SABC1’s Khumbul’ekhaya, appealing that she wants to know him and her other siblings but she got no response until today. 
Number 2 is Brighton Ngoma
Another actor and Mzansi celebrity who was abandoned by his white father is Brighton Ngoma. On television, Brighton is known for portraying the role of Quinton Nyathi in etv drama series Scandal, he has appeared in the dramas like Ubethina Wethu where he portrayed a gay character. Brighton grew up without his father because he left him while he was 5 years old and his mother died while he was 17 years old. His white father was a doctor which means he was capable of supporting him and his only brother but he totally abandoned them until today. Although he never lived with his mother for long, the popular actor understands the importance of family and having a steady life partner.
Number 3 is Angela Sithole
The actress who is known for Imbewu the seed, Angela Sithole, was also left by her father while she was still very young. She was raised by her mother as a single parent because her father of Italian descent left while she was six years old. Even though her father is Italian, we speculate she uses her mother’s surname since her father is Italian and cannot be a Sithole. Despite growing up and raised by a single mother, Angela has paved her own career path in acting and she has appeared in several dramas including Lingashoni and Imbewu the seed.
Number 4 is Phumeza Shoba
She is a well known actress, singer, model and television producer. She is best known for playing the role of Phumi in etv drama series Sokhulu and Partners. Phumeza was born to a black mother and a white German father in Johannesburg, Gauteng in South Africa. Her father left her mother while Phumeza was still a toddler and she never saw him until today.
In other reports, it is said her father denied her to be his daughter at birth, this means he never wanted anything to do with her. In recent years Phumeza has hosted a television show called Abandoned which helps those abandoned by their parents to reunite with them. In the last episode of its first season, Phumeza had to look for her own father but he gave her a cold shoulder. He never showed up nor did he try to reach out to her. 
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Number 5 is Trevor Noah
Another celebrity whose father was absent for the rest of his childhood is Trevor Noah, a well known stand up comedian from South Africa. He was born to a black Xhosa mother and a white Swiss-German father who had come to South Africa to work. His father loved him though but because of apartheid which didn’t allow interracial relationships, he couldn’t have him around all the time, otherwise it was going to jeopardize their relationship forever since the state would take the young Noah away. So, Trevor grew up with his mother and grandmother who took care of him until adulthood. His father technically abandoned him for his sake until the apartheid was over.
Number 6 is Sarah Langa-Mackay
She is well known blogger, social media influencer and an academic from South Africa. Sarah was born to a British father and a Swati mother on 26 February 1993. Her second short version name Langa is from her full second name Nomalanga and her first name Sarah is her grandmother’s name from her father’s side. She is very secretive of how she grew up with a white father but it’s very likely that her father was present. Her father died in 2016 few weeks after she had a wedding ceremony with her love of her life.
Number 7 is Sho Majozi
Most people are familiar with Sho Majozi who became famous for singing a song “John Cena” titled after the professional wrestler John Cena. She was born to a black Tsonga mother and a Sweden father on 9 May 1992. Her father was an NGO member which he had founded which helped people claiming their own land. Her parents where not just partners but they were officially married to each other. When they divorced, Majozi was affected negatively and she was left in custody of her mother as her father would travel across Africa because of his NGO work. Though she would travel with him sometimes, it is quite evident that the separation of her parents left her with limited time with her father who was always on the road.
Number 8 is Miranda Ntshangase
So we have covered actors and celebrities whose fathers were totally or partially absent in their lives, but in Miranda’s life things are completely different. Born to a white father and black mother, her father was always present in her life until his death during the Covid-19 period. This is one of the unique cases because it appears like white fathers always denied and ran away from their children born during apartheid Era. Miranda was mostly raised on her mother’s side of the Basotho in Free State. Her mother died when she was 6 months old so she never grew up to see her. 
Number 9 is Amanda Du Pont
She is known for being an actress, model and television host. She is of French, Italian, Portuguese and Swazi ancestry. Her father was also available in her life since she was young. Amanda’s father is not really white but coloured, the father of her father( that is her grand father) was a white French man. So, her ancestry traces back to a white ma