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Zenande Mfenyana's Biography: Personal Life, Schooling, Career, Relationships, Family, Car, House, Net Worth

About

Anyone watching The Queen is definitely familiar with Zenande Mfenyana, even if they know her as Goodness Mabuza. An individual wearing multiple hats, Zenande is more than just an actress. She started her career as a voice-over artist and MC. But her philanthropic endeavours are what she is most proud of. This has also placed her amongst some of the most celebrated individuals in the country. Learn more from this Zenande Mfenyana's biography.

Personal Life

Zenande Mfenyana, age 37, was born on 11 October 1985, in Kagiso, East Rand, Johannesburg, and later moved with her family to Queenstown, Eastern Cape. 

In Queenstown Girls High School, she completed her matric before she enrolled in the University of Pretoria. Zenande Mfenyana holds a BA degree in Drama from the Tshwane University of Technology. 

Zenande Mfenyana's Career 

Zenande Mfenyana | Source: Instagram

In August 2011, Zenande’s journey in show business started when she starred in SABC 1’s soap opera “Generations” produced by the renowned Mfundi Vundla. 

She played the role of Noluntu Memela, the daughter of Mawande Memela. However, her role in the show lasted for just two years. 

In August 2014, Zenande Mfenyana was fired along with 15 other cast members who took part in a strike. Some of these actors included prominent names such as Nambitha Mpumlwana, who played Zenande’s screen mom, Mawande Memela, Connie Ferguson who played Karabo Moroka, and Sophie Ndaba, who was Queen Moroka.

How Did Zenande Mfenyana Come To The Limelight?

Zenande Mfenyana | Source: Instagram

Zenande Mfenyana made a return to the screen as Reba in “Ashes to Ashes”, a show that was broadcast on e.tv. Here, she starred alongside prominent names such as Tina Jaxa and Menzi Ngubane.  

Zenande was also featured in the drama series “Igazi” by Ferguson Film’s Mzansi Magic, as the lead actress, Babalwa for the first two seasons.

What Are Some Projects Zenande Mfenyana Has Worked On?

Zenande Mfenyana on The Queen | Source: Instagram

Today, she is a household name. She plays the enigmatic role of Goodness Mabuza in “The Queen”, produced by Shona and Connie Ferguson. 

Zenande has also starred in several movies, namely “Liefling” in 2010 as well as “All About Love” and “Kampterrien” in 2017.  

Zenande Mfenyana's Philanthropic Work

Zenande loves to give back to her community as much as she can and this was seen when she used her tour with a music show after leaving university to visit different schools in Gauteng. 

At that time, she also started to find her feet in the children’s production industry and managed to survive on her earnings from voice-overs. She is a prominent LGBTQ+ activist and has spoken out about Cyberbullying. 

Her philanthropic endeavours are what she is most proud of. This has also positioned her amongst some of the most celebrated individuals in the country.  

Zenande Mfenyana's Hairstyles

Zenande Mfenyana's dreadlocks worn loosely | Source: Instagram

Dreadlocks and style are rarely mentioned in the same sentence but Zenande Mfenayana knows just how to make her signature look appear stylish. 

Zenande Mfenyana's dreadlocks tied up | Source: Instagram

Every occasion comes with its own hairstyle and she is so on point that most stylists are waiting to see what she does when she steps out on the red carpet. 

Zenande Mfenyana's Hair | Source: Instagram

Although cutting her locks was part of her 2019 new year resolutions, we are all glad she changed her mind and retained her iconic hair.

Zenande Mfenyana's Family 

Zenande Mfenyana's child | Source: Instagram

Zenande Mfenyana, age 37, has an active presence on social media. She is constantly sharing pictures of herself and her gorgeous baby girl. 

The exact date and month that Zenande Mfenyana’s child was born remain unknown, but it is speculated that it happened sometime before September 2020, as she was MIA from social media for some time before resurfacing with a picture of her enjoying a power nap with the caption “When baby sleeps, you must also try and take a nap”.

Zenande Mfenyana's pregnancy | Source: Instagram

Zenande Mfenyana’s excitement about the birth of her baby girl has been evident. She has shared with her fans a glimpse of her pregnancy journey. 

Zenande Mfenyana's pregnancy photoshoot | Source: Instagram Zenande Mfenyana’s pregnancy photoshoot took place underwater in the pool and even showed fans a few behind-the-scenes images of how she captured the underwater shot. 

Not known for doing anything half-heartedly, Zenande Mfenyana also showed off her baby bump in a few different ways, our favourite of which would have to be the black and white image of her cradling her tummy.

Zenande Mfenyana's underwater photoshoot | Source: Instagram

She also posts a lot about her family on Instagram, particularly pictures of her with her brother and sister actress Akhe Mfenyana. However, those have become a little overshadowed by images of baby activities she is involved in.

Zenande Mfenyana's Relationships

Zenande Mfenyana's Boyfriend

Although Zenande has always kept her private life out of the limelight, in 2018, she took to social media and announced that she was in an abusive relationship. 

She said that the individual did not like a lot of things about her - her dressing, where she lived, the friends she had, and the place she worked. 

Zenande was having none of it and ended that relationship. Soon after, she tweeted that she had been in a beautiful relationship with an unidentified individual for the past year and is living a life of pure bliss.

Is Zenande Mfenyana Married?

It looks like things are on the up and up for our starlet from “The Queen,” and we are still waiting for more updates on her personal and professional life. 

The actress has been linked with two men in the past; Goodwill Malinga, popularly known as Dr Malinga, and Warren Masemola.

Both were also rumoured to be her baby daddies but it turned out to be just a rumour. As such, the identity of Zenande Mfenyana's baby daddy remains undisclosed. 

That stated, one central question on everyone’s mind seems to be about the unknown Zenande Mfenyana wedding. 

The actress has never been upfront about her love life but has made cryptic posts that suggested that she was in a relationship. 

Zenande Mfenyana’s Baby

Zenande Mfenyana and her baby | Source: Instagram

Zenande Mfenyana’s baby girl’s name is Ballerina. It looks like her favourite activity is tummy time while her momma reads to her.

Who Is The Father Of Zenande Mfenyana’s Baby? 

We can’t say for sure, but most sources claim that Zenande Mfenyana’s baby daddy is the famous actor and model Tino Chinyani.

Zenande Mfenyana's Controversy

Zenande Mfenyana found herself in trouble with tweeps on two occasions. 

First when she attacked a user who only tried to encourage her about the body changes she experienced during her pregnancy. The fan shared her pregnancy experience, in which she shared that her family made fun of her, but Zenande took the comparison the wrong way and told off the fan.  

The other time she was in trouble with tweeps is when she complained about house helps and stated that they are tiring. The online fanbase assumed that she referred to her own helper and called her out for being insensitive.  

Zenande Mfenyana's Cars

Zenande Mfenyana has tweeted about cars. In one post, she revealed that she needed a big car. She did not attach any pictures to this post nor mention the brand she desired. 

She also commented on a post in which someone expressed their misunderstanding of how people get emotionally connected to their cars. She tweeted: “My first car, I loved it to bits even gave it a name, after that, nah… a car is something that gets me from point A to B.” 

Zenande Mfenyana's Net Worth

Zenande Mfenyana’s net worth is estimated to be around $500,000 to $1 million. She makes this from her career as an actress, voice-over artist, emcee and philanthropist. 

Awards & Recognition

Zenande won the You Spectacular Award for Best Actress in 2014.

Social Media

Zenande Mfenyana's Twitter: @Zenande_Mcfen 

Zenande Mfenyana's Facebook: Zenande Mfenyana  

Zenande Mfenyana's Instagram: @Zenandemfenyana

Q&A

How old is Zenande? 

Born on 11 October 1985, Zenande Mfenyana is aged 37. 

What is Goodness Mabuza's real name? 

The role of Goodness Mabuza from “The Queen” is played by Zenande Mfenyana.  

Is Zenande Mfenyana married? 

Zenande Mfenyana is not married. She has been very secretive about her love life and very little is known about it. She's been linked with Dr Malinga and Warren Masemola, but these were just rumours.

What is the name of Zenande Mfenyana's baby? 

Zenande Mfenyana’s baby girl’s name is Ballerina and it looks like her favourite activity is tummy time while her momma reads to her.  

Who is the father of Zenande Mfenyana's baby? 

We can’t say for sure, but most sources claim that Zenande Mfenyana’s baby daddy is the famous actor and model Tino Chinyani.

How many babies does Zenande Mfenyana have? 

Zenande Mfenyana has one baby, a girl named Ballerina.  

Also known as:
Goodness Mabuza
Real name:
Zenande Mfenyana
Occupation:
Actress, Philanthropist, Voice-Over artist and MC
Birthday:
11 October 1985
Nationality:
South African
Star sign:
Libra
Birth place:
Kagiso, East Rand, Johannesburg
Height:
5'4 or 163cm
Children:
Ballerina
Net Worth:
$500,000 to $1 million or R8 million to R16 million

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Zenande Mfenyana's Biography: Personal Life, Schooling, Career, Relationships, Family, Car, House, Net Worth
Also known as:
Goodness Mabuza
Real name:
Zenande Mfenyana
Occupation:
Actress, Philanthropist, Voice-Over artist and MC
Birthday:
11 October 1985
Nationality:
South African
Star sign:
Libra
Birth place:
Kagiso, East Rand, Johannesburg
Height:
5'4 or 163cm
Children:
Ballerina
Net Worth:
$500,000 to $1 million or R8 million to R16 million

About

Anyone watching The Queen is definitely familiar with Zenande Mfenyana, even if they know her as Goodness Mabuza. An individual wearing multiple hats, Zenande is more than just an actress. She started her career as a voice-over artist and MC. But her philanthropic endeavours are what she is most proud of. This has also placed her amongst some of the most celebrated individuals in the country. Learn more from this Zenande Mfenyana's biography.

Personal Life

Zenande Mfenyana, age 37, was born on 11 October 1985, in Kagiso, East Rand, Johannesburg, and later moved with her family to Queenstown, Eastern Cape. 

In Queenstown Girls High School, she completed her matric before she enrolled in the University of Pretoria. Zenande Mfenyana holds a BA degree in Drama from the Tshwane University of Technology. 

Zenande Mfenyana's Career 

Zenande Mfenyana | Source: Instagram

In August 2011, Zenande’s journey in show business started when she starred in SABC 1’s soap opera “Generations” produced by the renowned Mfundi Vundla. 

She played the role of Noluntu Memela, the daughter of Mawande Memela. However, her role in the show lasted for just two years. 

In August 2014, Zenande Mfenyana was fired along with 15 other cast members who took part in a strike. Some of these actors included prominent names such as Nambitha Mpumlwana, who played Zenande’s screen mom, Mawande Memela, Connie Ferguson who played Karabo Moroka, and Sophie Ndaba, who was Queen Moroka.

How Did Zenande Mfenyana Come To The Limelight?

Zenande Mfenyana | Source: Instagram

Zenande Mfenyana made a return to the screen as Reba in “Ashes to Ashes”, a show that was broadcast on e.tv. Here, she starred alongside prominent names such as Tina Jaxa and Menzi Ngubane.  

Zenande was also featured in the drama series “Igazi” by Ferguson Film’s Mzansi Magic, as the lead actress, Babalwa for the first two seasons.

What Are Some Projects Zenande Mfenyana Has Worked On?

Zenande Mfenyana on The Queen | Source: Instagram

Today, she is a household name. She plays the enigmatic role of Goodness Mabuza in “The Queen”, produced by Shona and Connie Ferguson. 

Zenande has also starred in several movies, namely “Liefling” in 2010 as well as “All About Love” and “Kampterrien” in 2017.  

Zenande Mfenyana's Philanthropic Work

Zenande loves to give back to her community as much as she can and this was seen when she used her tour with a music show after leaving university to visit different schools in Gauteng. 

At that time, she also started to find her feet in the children’s production industry and managed to survive on her earnings from voice-overs. She is a prominent LGBTQ+ activist and has spoken out about Cyberbullying. 

Her philanthropic endeavours are what she is most proud of. This has also positioned her amongst some of the most celebrated individuals in the country.  

Zenande Mfenyana's Hairstyles

Zenande Mfenyana's dreadlocks worn loosely | Source: Instagram

Dreadlocks and style are rarely mentioned in the same sentence but Zenande Mfenayana knows just how to make her signature look appear stylish. 

Zenande Mfenyana's dreadlocks tied up | Source: Instagram

Every occasion comes with its own hairstyle and she is so on point that most stylists are waiting to see what she does when she steps out on the red carpet. 

Zenande Mfenyana's Hair | Source: Instagram

Although cutting her locks was part of her 2019 new year resolutions, we are all glad she changed her mind and retained her iconic hair.

Zenande Mfenyana's Family 

Zenande Mfenyana's child | Source: Instagram

Zenande Mfenyana, age 37, has an active presence on social media. She is constantly sharing pictures of herself and her gorgeous baby girl. 

The exact date and month that Zenande Mfenyana’s child was born remain unknown, but it is speculated that it happened sometime before September 2020, as she was MIA from social media for some time before resurfacing with a picture of her enjoying a power nap with the caption “When baby sleeps, you must also try and take a nap”.

Zenande Mfenyana's pregnancy | Source: Instagram

Zenande Mfenyana’s excitement about the birth of her baby girl has been evident. She has shared with her fans a glimpse of her pregnancy journey. 

Zenande Mfenyana's pregnancy photoshoot | Source: Instagram Zenande Mfenyana’s pregnancy photoshoot took place underwater in the pool and even showed fans a few behind-the-scenes images of how she captured the underwater shot. 

Not known for doing anything half-heartedly, Zenande Mfenyana also showed off her baby bump in a few different ways, our favourite of which would have to be the black and white image of her cradling her tummy.

Zenande Mfenyana's underwater photoshoot | Source: Instagram

She also posts a lot about her family on Instagram, particularly pictures of her with her brother and sister actress Akhe Mfenyana. However, those have become a little overshadowed by images of baby activities she is involved in.

Zenande Mfenyana's Relationships

Zenande Mfenyana's Boyfriend

Although Zenande has always kept her private life out of the limelight, in 2018, she took to social media and announced that she was in an abusive relationship. 

She said that the individual did not like a lot of things about her - her dressing, where she lived, the friends she had, and the place she worked. 

Zenande was having none of it and ended that relationship. Soon after, she tweeted that she had been in a beautiful relationship with an unidentified individual for the past year and is living a life of pure bliss.

Is Zenande Mfenyana Married?

It looks like things are on the up and up for our starlet from “The Queen,” and we are still waiting for more updates on her personal and professional life. 

The actress has been linked with two men in the past; Goodwill Malinga, popularly known as Dr Malinga, and Warren Masemola.

Both were also rumoured to be her baby daddies but it turned out to be just a rumour. As such, the identity of Zenande Mfenyana's baby daddy remains undisclosed. 

That stated, one central question on everyone’s mind seems to be about the unknown Zenande Mfenyana wedding. 

The actress has never been upfront about her love life but has made cryptic posts that suggested that she was in a relationship. 

Zenande Mfenyana’s Baby

Zenande Mfenyana and her baby | Source: Instagram

Zenande Mfenyana’s baby girl’s name is Ballerina. It looks like her favourite activity is tummy time while her momma reads to her.

Who Is The Father Of Zenande Mfenyana’s Baby? 

We can’t say for sure, but most sources claim that Zenande Mfenyana’s baby daddy is the famous actor and model Tino Chinyani.

Zenande Mfenyana's Controversy

Zenande Mfenyana found herself in trouble with tweeps on two occasions. 

First when she attacked a user who only tried to encourage her about the body changes she experienced during her pregnancy. The fan shared her pregnancy experience, in which she shared that her family made fun of her, but Zenande took the comparison the wrong way and told off the fan.  

The other time she was in trouble with tweeps is when she complained about house helps and stated that they are tiring. The online fanbase assumed that she referred to her own helper and called her out for being insensitive.  

Zenande Mfenyana's Cars

Zenande Mfenyana has tweeted about cars. In one post, she revealed that she needed a big car. She did not attach any pictures to this post nor mention the brand she desired. 

She also commented on a post in which someone expressed their misunderstanding of how people get emotionally connected to their cars. She tweeted: “My first car, I loved it to bits even gave it a name, after that, nah… a car is something that gets me from point A to B.” 

Zenande Mfenyana's Net Worth

Zenande Mfenyana’s net worth is estimated to be around $500,000 to $1 million. She makes this from her career as an actress, voice-over artist, emcee and philanthropist. 

Awards & Recognition

Zenande won the You Spectacular Award for Best Actress in 2014.

Social Media

Zenande Mfenyana's Twitter: @Zenande_Mcfen 

Zenande Mfenyana's Facebook: Zenande Mfenyana  

Zenande Mfenyana's Instagram: @Zenandemfenyana

Q&A

How old is Zenande? 

Born on 11 October 1985, Zenande Mfenyana is aged 37. 

What is Goodness Mabuza's real name? 

The role of Goodness Mabuza from “The Queen” is played by Zenande Mfenyana.  

Is Zenande Mfenyana married? 

Zenande Mfenyana is not married. She has been very secretive about her love life and very little is known about it. She's been linked with Dr Malinga and Warren Masemola, but these were just rumours.

What is the name of Zenande Mfenyana's baby? 

Zenande Mfenyana’s baby girl’s name is Ballerina and it looks like her favourite activity is tummy time while her momma reads to her.  

Who is the father of Zenande Mfenyana's baby? 

We can’t say for sure, but most sources claim that Zenande Mfenyana’s baby daddy is the famous actor and model Tino Chinyani.

How many babies does Zenande Mfenyana have? 

Zenande Mfenyana has one baby, a girl named Ballerina.