Who is Sphelele Mzimela? Here is her full life history


Sphelele Mzimela who was born on 29 September is a South African actress and entrepreneur. She is well-known for playing the role of Mazaza on SABC1 soapie Uzalo.

Biography Facts

Sphelele Mzimela who played Mazaza on SABC1 Uzalo
Image of Sphelele Mzimela who played Mazaza on SABC1 Uzalo. Here she is in real life.

Real name: Sphelele Mzimela
Gender: Female
Date of birth: 29 September 1990s
Place of birth: Emphangeni, KwaZulu Natal Province
Nationality: South African
Occupation: Actress, Entrepreneur
TV Shows: Uzalo, Isibaya
Alma Mater: Durban University of Technology
Education: National Diploma in Drama

Early life of Sphelele Mzimela! Where and When was Sphelele born?

Sphelele Mzimela was born on 29 September in the 1990s. She was born in Emphangeni, KwaZulu Natal Province in South Africa but she was raised by her grandmother in Enyoni township. From the tender age of 10, Sphelele knew that she belonged to the entertainment industry. She confirmed this when she watched a movie called “Yesterday” starring Leleti Khumalo and from that day she knew she wanted to be on TV and she started pursuing her dream.[1]

Family of Sphelele Mzimela

Image of Sphelele Mzimela with her twin baby boys. What a lovely picture!
Image of Sphelele Mzimela with her twin baby boys. What a lovely picture!

Thembelihle Nzuza and Zenzele Mzimela are her parents. Zenzele Mzimela, her mother, is an accomplished chartered accountant. Xabiso Mzimela and Snothile Mzimela are Sphelele’s younger sisters.

Sphelele had a boyfriend with whom she had children. They were blessed with two children, twin baby boys.

Education: Where did Sphelele acquired her education and what did she study?

Sphelele attended primary and secondary school in local schools in KwaZulu Natal where she grew up. After that she enrolled at Durban University of Technology (DUT) to study drama. She graduated with a National Diploma in Drama. Upon graduating she went on to enrol and study for a degree in motion pictures at AFDA Academy.

Acting career of Sphelele Mzimela

Sphelele got her television debut role in 2015 when she landed the role of playing role of Kentucky on the television show Isibaya. After that she landed her second big role on the most watched television series Uzalo. She played the role of Mazaza but she later got fired on the drama series after getting pregnant.[2]

Films where Sphelele Mzimela appeared

In 2011 she appeared on international film called Machine Gun Preacher alongside Duduzile Mabaso and Grant R Krause.[3]

Here is the story line of Machine Gun Preacher

Sam Childers, an addicted gang biker, is freed from prison in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, and learns that his wife Lynn is no longer a stripper but has turned to Christianity. He and his closest friend Donnie give a ride to a hitchhiker who threatens Donnie with a pocketknife, but Sam responds by turning the tables on the stranger. He is affected by the experience and is persuaded to join their church by Lynn and his mother Daisy, and he is baptised. Sam secures a steady career in the construction industry.

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When he encounters an African preacher, he decides to travel to the continent. Sam visits Northern Uganda and South Sudan on several occasions, where he establishes an orphanage for victims of the Lord’s Resistance Army (LRA).

Personal life of Sphelele Mzimela. What kind of person is she?

Sphelele Mzimela is a born again Christian and she is not ashamed of it. She spent most of her time at work, church and Gym. Sphelele also loves music so she spent most her time listening to music. She loves to be on radio so she is pursuing the dream of becoming a radio personality.

She would want to establish an organisation that will empower young women from her village and to assist them to explore other ventures in life.

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