Zenande Mfenyana (born 11 October 1985) is a South African model and actress. She is known for portraying Noluntu Memela on SABC 1’s Generations.
Early life and career
Mfenyana was born in 1985 in Johannesburg, then moved to the Eastern Cape in Queenstown where she completed her matric at Queenstown Girls’ High School. She was enrolled at the University of Pretoria and holds a BA in Drama.
Mfenyana came into the spotlight in August 2011 where she starred on Mfundi Vundla’s SABC 1’s soap opera Generations. She portrayed the role of Noluntu Memela, the daughter of Mawande Memela, until she was fired in August 2014 due to a strike that featured 15 of the cast members, including Connie Ferguson (Karabo Moroka), Sophie Ndaba (Queen Moroka) and Nambitha Mpumlwana (Mawande Memela).
In January 2015, Mfenyana starred as Reba on e.tv’s soap opera Ashes to Ashes, alongside Tina Jaxa and Menzi Ngubane.
Mfenyana then played the main role of Babalwa on seasons one and two of the Ferguson Films’ Mzansi Magic’s Xhosa drama series Igazi, alongside Vatiswa Ndara, Jet Novuka and the late Nomhle Nkonyeni.
As of February 2017, she plays the main role of Goodness Mabuza on the Ferguson Films’ Mzansi Magic series The Queen, alongside its producers Shona and Connie Ferguson.
Parents and family
Zenande Mfenyana’s parents are Athol Fugard (father), a celebrated South African novelist and playwright, and Sheila Meiring Fugard (mother).
She is Xhosa and was born in Kagiso, West Rand. Her family later moved to Komani, Eastern Cape and her father is a pastor.
Zenande’s has a sister whose name is Akhe Mfenyana, she is also a South African actress.
Her sister Akhe Mfenyana acted in The Queen Mzansi drama series as Lucky’s widow.
There’s a rumor that her baby father and whom she’s hitched to is Tino Chinyani, a famous actor and model.
Is Zenande Mfenyana married?: No, Zenande Mfenyana is at the moment not yet married. But she is currently in a relationship with her boyfriend and father of her child, Tino Chinyani.
Zenande delivered a baby girl (her daughter) in 2020 and named her Ballerina. You can find Zenande Mfenyana’s daughter pictures on the actress’ Instagram account.
Zenande Mfenyana has an estimated net worth of around $800, 000 – $2 million.
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