Meet Khanyi Mbau's Daughter Who Is All Grown Up

Just a queen and her princess

By  | Sep 20, 2022, 02:28 PM  | Khanyi Mbau  | Relationships

Khanyi Mbau with her daughter
Known for her versatility, her fearlessness and her natural inborn talent, Khanyi Mbau is currently regarded as one of the most popular actresses in South Africa.

The beautiful actress who has appeared in dozens of productions has managed to maintain a very youthful look and sometimes it’s hard to believe that she is actually a mother of a teenager.

This article looks at Khanyi Mbau’s life away from the set and discusses everything there is to know about Khanyi Mbau’s daughter, who her baby daddy is and her liberal parenting style that some don’t seem to love.

Who is Khanyi Mbau’s daughter

A TBT photo of Khanyi with her daughter, source: ZAlebs

Khanyi Mbau’s daughter is a beautiful girl called Khanukani Mbau, aka Cannes. The young teenager was born in 2007 but her exact date of birth has not been provided.

Through the years, we have seen Khanukani grow from a cute little girl to a beautiful young lady who is taking after her mother’s good looks.

While most mothers are very protective of their children and love to control almost every detail of their lives, Khanyi Mbau is quite the model liberal parent who is all about giving her daughter full independence. 

In an episode of the popular reality show- Young, Rich & Famous, Khanyi revealed that she doesn’t live in the same house with her daughter who lives alone in an apartment next to her house.

Khanyi’s parenting style raised some criticism after she also disclosed that she lets her daughter do whatever she wants. In her defense of her parental choices, the gifted actress revealed that she gives her daughter freedom as a way of moulding her independence.

Khanyi Mbau's daughter, Khanukani, source: Instagram

Like many celebrities’ children, Khanyi Mbau’s daughter has also been put under the public’s microscope. As 2021 ended, a rumour that the teenager was reportedly with child spread like wildfire. 

The rumour began after Khanyi Mbau’s half-brother and popular social media influencer Lasizwe Dambuza shared a video of the family trying to take a photo. In the video, Khanukani was trying hard to cover up her belly which was a bit bulgy. 

It appears that the rumours were not true and Khanyi Mbau has not yet earned the title of grandmother. Following the rumours, Khanyi shared photos of her daughter instantly silencing the rumour mongers.

The father of Khanyi Mbau’s daughter

Khanyi Mbau’s baby daddy and ex-husband is called Mandla Mthembu. Khanyi and Mandla met Mandla at Divine Lounge when she was only 19 years old and he was 30 years her senior and filthy rich.

The two got married in 2006 but their marriage was not successful and they split less than two years together. In a past interview, Khanyi Mbau revealed that her relationship with Mandla had been very toxic. She accused him of cheating on her and physically assaulting her even when she was very pregnant with their daughter.

Although Mandla reportedly had several affairs during his marriage, it appears that he had a soft spot for sensational Zodwa Wabantu and there are speculations that Zodwa Wabantu’s son might be half-siblings with Khanyi Mbau’s daughter as she dated the faded tycoon around the time when she conceived.

Shortly after Mandla Mthembu and Khanyi Mbau divorced, the once flashy tycoon faded from the limelight and he hasn’t been heard from in a long time. Some sources believe that he went broke.

Khanyi Mbau’s daughter on social media

Like many youngsters, Khanyi Mbau’s daughter has also embraced social media, especially Instagram and she has quite a huge following. She has over 200K followers on her Instagram account mbau2
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