South African Celebrities Who Have Embraced Adoption

Some of our favourite South African celebrities have adopted children

By  | Oct 22, 2021, 09:40 AM  | Pearl Thusi  | Top of The

Pearl Thusi with her daughter
Being a parent and watching your children grow up is without a doubt the best feeling in the world. When they call you "mommy" or "daddy," it makes your heart'smile.'

Adoption is an alternative for those who are unfortunate enough to have children.

Some of our favorite celebrities have been adopted, which is intriguing to learn about.

Sipho 'Psyfo' Ngwenya, a well-known TV and music producer, is among the celebrities who have been adopted. June Kraus, a domestic worker who is now deceased, adopted him when he was 11 years old.

Even more intriguing, several of our celebrities have adopted children. Some South African celebrities who have adopted children are listed below.

Pearl Thusi


The experienced actress is a loving mother of three children. Thandolwethu Mokoena, 33, not only has her own biological daughter, but she has also adopted another daughter. Okuhle Thusi is her name.

Thando is thirteen years old, and Okuhle, whom she adopted from Ghana, is six. Thusi revealed her intention to adopt children in 2010.

The acclaimed actress rushed to Twitter on March 7 to gush over Okuhle, who was celebrating her sixth birthday.

"It's incredible that a flawed person was able to experience perfect love... Thank you for entering this world and becoming a part of our life. I'm honored to name you my daughter and proud to be your mommy. "Happy birthday, my darling," she wrote in a tweet.


Mampho Brescia


The famous actress is also the mother of an adoptive child. Brescia adopted a child named Rain in 2016.

In May of this year, the Isibaya actress poured her heart out as she celebrated Rain's 8th birthday.

"The Universe reached the age of eight. #rainndropsoflove, happy birthday! 8 years of what GOD had planned for us. Gr8tness for 8 years ".. Her smile and attractiveness are everything, and she is "Rain." “Wishing princess Rain a happy birthday,” she wrote.



Sophie Ndaba


The famous actress, who starred as Queen Moroka in the soap Generations, is also among the celebrities who have adopted children.

Ndaba has two biological children with her ex-husband Themba Ndaba, Rudo and Lwandle. Following the death of her sister Tiny Mphasane over 20 years ago, the actress adopted her niece Shallon Ndaba.

Siya Kolisi


It is not only actresses who have adopted children. Siya Kolisi, a professional rugby player who now serves as the captain of the South African national team, has two children.

Kolisi is married to Rachel Smith and has four children, two of whom are Rachel's and the other two of whom he adopted after their mother died in 2014.

Nicholas and Keziah are the professional rugby player's children, while Liyema and Liphelo are his adoptive siblings.

Charlize Theron


The 46-year-old actress, who is one of the highest-paid actresses in the world, has two adopted children.

She tweeted a snapshot of her two adopted children, Jackson and August, last year. August is 5 years old, while Jackson is 9 years old.

Jackson was raised as a girl by Charlize, but she acknowledged to the Daily Mail in 2019 that she is not a girl.

"I assumed she was a boy, too." According to Charlize, she told the Daily Mail.

Bonnie Mbuli


Micaiah and Hanniel, the actress and TV personality's two sons, are her pride and joy. Micaiah, on the other hand, is her biological son, while Hanniel is an adoptive child.

The 42-year-old actress adores her two children and adopted Hanniel at the age of three months.

Rebecca Malope


Following her death, 'The African Queen of Gospel' adopted her sister children, Oluthando, Thandeka Malope, and Zweli.

Despite the fact that she adopted them when they were little, the famed gospel singer raised them well, and they are now adults who have given her grandkids.

It's a wonderful gesture from our celebrities to give other children the opportunity to be loved in a home, and we at Zalebs wish them well.

Main photo credits: (Instagram @pearlthusi)

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