Zukisa Matola biography


Zukisa Matola, born on 14 January 1978 (age – 43 years old), is a South African actress, dancer and singer well known for playing Nobuntu on Tsha Tsha from season 1 to season 4, an SABC1 television series.

Biography Profile

Zukisa Matola as Sarah Nondumo on Lingashoni.
Zukisa Matola as Sarah Nondumo on Lingashoni.

Full name: Zukisa Matola
Gender: Female
Date of birth: 14 January 1978
Age: 43 years old
Place of birth: Mthatha, Eastern Cape, South Africa
Nationality: South African
Children: 2
Occupation: Actress, Dancer and Singer
Known as: Nobuntu on Tsha Tsha and Sarah on Lingashoni

Early age, personal life and education of Zukisa Matola

Zukisa Matola is a 43 years old South African actress, dancer and singer born on 14 January 1978. She was born and raised in Mthatha, Eastern Cape in South Africa. Growing up in a household of women in Mthatha, she wanted to become an actress from her early teen ages. Zuki Matola is a multilingual person who speaks English, Xhosa, Zulu, Tswana and South Sotho. She studied Speech and Drama at City Varsity from 1998-1999. In 2009 she was reported to be pregnant with DJ Phumzile Zonke’s child which was their first child. And in 2017 she gave birth to her second child who was a girl.

Acting career of Zukisa Matola

Zukisa Matola or Sarah Nondumo from Lingashoni
Zuki Matola or Sarah Nondumo from Lingashoni

Zukisa started her career in theatres. She worked in children’s theatre, for commercials and in industrial theatres before becoming a well known actor. Zukisa made her big break in 2005 when she played as a series regular, aka Fix, on the SABC1 sitcom Mzee Wa Two Six. Then again in the 2000s she landed a lead role on the AIDS drama series Tsha Tsha. Here she played Nobuntu, an Aids orphan and head of a family of boys. In 2005 she appeared on etv soapie Scandal as Sibongile in the first season of the soapie.

In 2006 she landed another leading role as TV diva Ayanda Ncebe in the SABC1 television series of Tshisa. She also appeared on Generations in 2008 as Bridget, a lady who wanted to kill Khethiwe. Then in 2021 she was casted on Lingashoni as Sarah Nondumo the mother to Donald. Apart from television work she appeared on theatre productions including Look Before You Leap (Big Time), Don’t Think So, As If, Picture This and Little Bear. And on television commercials for clients such as e.tv, Castle Lager, FNB, Esprit, Sunsilk and Discovery Card. ¹



TV series – character – season

Generations – Bridget Tshabane – Season 1

Home Affairs – Lindi – Season 4

Imposter – Doctor – Season 2

Isithembiso – Kopano – Season 1

Isithembiso – Claudia’s Lawyer – Season 2

Lingashoni – Sarah Nondumo – Season 1

Mzali Wami – Dr Buthelezi – Season 1

Mzee wa Two Six – Fix – Season 1

Ring of Lies – Mrs Phala – Season 2

Saints and Sinners – Fikile – Season 3

Scandal! – Sibongile – Season 1

Shreds and Dreams – Annette Phillips – Season 2

Skeem Saam – Mrs Kekana – Season 5

Sokhulu & Partners – Thandeka Sokhulu – Season 3

The Queen – Nomzamo – Season 1 to Season 4

The Wild – Poppie – Season 1

Tsha Tsha – Nobuntu – Season 1 to Season 4

Tshisa – Ayanda Ncebe – Season 1 to Season 3

Z’bondiwe – School Principal – Season 3