Zinhle Ngwenya biography, age, profile, education, husband, divorce

Zinhle Ngwenya (born Zinhle Mabena; 8 June 1991) is a South African actress. She became popular with television viewers after she was cast as Sihle in Isibaya.

The much-loved celebrity gained more love from the country after advocating that the right of the children in the country be protected.

Despite the tight competition in the entertainment industry, she has managed to make a name for herself and also grow her fan base. Many people in the country (both public figures and ordinary people) try to emulate her and she has not disappointed so far.


Zinhle Ngwenya biography
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NameZinhle Ngwenya (née Mabena)
Born8 June 1991 (age 30 years)
NationalitySouth African
BirthdayJune 8
EducationUniversity of Johannesburg
ProfessionActress, businessperson


Her date of birth is on 8 June 1991 and she was born into a family of three children. Upon welcoming her into the family and the world at large, her mother gave her the birth name Zinhle Mabena.

She lost her father at a young age and her mother occupied both parental positions to see she is comfortable. Zinhle Ngwenya is 30 years old.


She is also a graduate and had her tertiary studies in a popular university in South Africa. Zinhle is an alumnus of the University of Johannesburg (UJ). She studied for certification in the higher institution and graduated when her years of study were complete.


Zinhle was married to Robert Ngwenya, a businessperson. The couple dated for half a year before exchanging their marital vows in 2017. Though the couple kept place the wedding was hosted and other info on the ceremony private.

The couple had a secret wedding but fans were quick to spot the glittering ring with her and a baby on her IG page. This followed after a few months into their marital life. Her husband is a businessman from North West.

Before finding love in the arms of her husband, Robert Ngwenya, she dated Mpho Makola. He is a footballer and plays the midfield position for the Orlando Pirates.


In 2019, she was an expectant mother and featured on the cover of Mama & Papa magazine. This time, she did not hide her personal life from the public after she shared with fans that she was pregnant on IG.

Her marriage to Robert Ngwenya is blessed with two children; a son and a daughter. Her husband is also a father of three other children from another relationship. She is therefore a step-mother to these children.



On 28 January 2021, SA Rich and Famous reported that the couple had called their marriage a quit. The actress and her businessman husband are divorced.

The husband however decided to share the reason their marriage did not work. The report further covered that the couple separated after the isibaya actress prevented him from seeing their daughter, among many other claims.

Both Mugabe and Zinhle reportedly removed the picture of each other in their society. Mugabe further removed the ring from his finger. 

He further noted that a book containing his marital experience is set to be published. The businessman seems to have missed the early marital experience. He said that the journey which began with excitement met an end with separation and an ugly fight.


In the South African entertainment industry, she has made a name for herself. Most drama series lovers have her as their favorite character. After she was cast as Bucie Twala on the series Mthunzini, viewers fell in love with her onscreen personality.

She played a starring role in the series that aired for three years (2006-09). In 2011, she appeared on the screen of South Africa in a popular television series, Winnie Mandela. The show aired on Mzansi Magic and she appeared on the show in 2014.

On the show, she portrayed the role of Zindzi. and in the same year, she appeared in another popular television series in the country. How would you love to see her play evil? The role of Sihle on the show is the answer.

She played the role so well that most viewers thought that she would be wicked in reality. The character has also gained her popularity that many address her by her character name “Sihle from Isibaya”.

When she is not acting, Zinhle is either managing her business or in a philanthropy project. Yes! She is a businessperson and a philanthropist.