Meet The Late Kuli Roberts' Sisters, Children, And Whole Family

May she continue resting well

By  | Oct 07, 2022, 11:38 AM  | Kuli Roberts  | Top of the

Kuli Roberts
Nomakula Mboya Roberts, better known as Kuli Roberts was an all-rounded media personality who was known for her work as an actress, an editor, a columnist and radio presenter and will be remembered for her flawless beauty and her impeccable sense of fashion.

Besides being a prominent personality, Kuli Roberts had a thriving personal life and was a mother, a grandmother, a daughter and a sister.

Here is a look at Kuli Roberts’ sisters and family, her children, grandchild and her ex-husband, as well as the circumstances that surrounded her death. Her loved ones lost a very precious person and the gap she left behind is huge.

Kuli Roberts' sisters

Kuli Roberts with her sister Hlubi Mboya, source: The South African


Kuli Roberts was born on the 16th of December 1972 in KwaLanga, Cape Town. Not much is known about her mother but her father- Prof Mzobanzi Mboya worked at the University of Cape Town as the assistant dean.

Kuli Roberts had three siblings- Hlubi Mboya, Siyanda and Thabi. Of all her siblings, Kuli Roberts’ sister Hlubi is the most famous. She is an award-winning actress and AIDS activist who has played dozens of roles in both television shows and films.

Kuli Roberts’ sister Hlubi Mboya was born six years after Kuli, the two were very close growing up. According to sources, after their parents travelled to the US to study, the two girls were left behind under the care of their maternal grandparents but Hlubi later flew to be with her parents as she couldn’t bear the separation. Kuli Roberts’ parents returned in 1994 with Hlubi and their two younger children- Siyanda and Thabi.


Kuli Roberts' husband and children

Kuli Roberts with her kids, source: ZAlebs


The late Kuli Roberts was a mother of two children- India Tembela Roberts born in 1994 and Lauen Roberts born in 1997.

Kuli Roberts got married to her children’s father- Beyer Roberts in 1990 when she was around 17/18 years old without her parent’s knowledge. The couple divorced under unclear circumstances and Kuli Roberts never remarried.

In 2017, Kuli Roberts daughter- Tembela made Kuli Roberts a grandmother after she gave birth to her daughter- Isabella Corte. Roberts son Lauen Roberts is a footballer.

Roberts had a very close relationship with her children and she often used her social media platforms to update her fans about the whereabouts of her children and granddaughter.

Kuli Roberts' death


Nomakula “Kuli” Roberts died on the 9th of February 2022 after reportedly suffering from a seizure. At the time of her death, Kuli Roberts had been 49 years old.

Her close friends and family held a memorial service on the 16th of February 2022 at Birchwood Hotel in Johannesburg where they celebrated her life after which her body was laid to rest.

During her emotionally-charged funeral, Kuli Roberts’ sister Hlubi as well as her children and other family members and friends paid moving tributes to the late star. 



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