10 Things You Didn’t Know About Isibaya Actress Zinhle Mabena
She is best known for her role as Busi Thwala, Bongani’s daughter on the SABC 1 drama series Mtunzini.com. The beautiful Zinhle Mabena is currently playing the role of Sihle on Isibaya. Here are 10 things You should know About the talented Zinhle Mabena.
1. Zinhle Mabena is a South African actress best known for her role as Busi Thwala, Bongani’s daughter, in the SABC1 drama series Mtunzini.com, from 2006-2009
2. She collects stickers, loves to read and watch TV and, aside from mtunzini.com, she has appeared in the television series Triple M and Jozi H.
3. In 2012 she appeared in an episode of the e.tv anthology series eKasi: Our Stories in the episode entitled ” My Brother’s Plan”, about a young woman who – when her dream of going to university fails – helps her no-good brother rob a local shebeen.
4. She also had a starring role in the television miniseries Remix in 2013, which aired on Mzansi Magic.
5. She also has a starring role as beautiful, smart, spunky and brave Sihle, who had to cut short her university studies to return to the Thukela Valley after the mysterious death of her father, in the Mzansi Magic telenovela-turned-soap-opera isiBaya.
6. Born and bred in Dawn Park, a suburb on the East Rand, Mabena’s mother is Zulu and her father is Ndebele. But she was more conversant in her mother tongue of isiZulu, which lead to her getting the Isibaya role.
7. I enjoy listening to music and have a CD collection with artists from Brandy to Pro Kid.
8. Zinhle is dating Orlando Pirates star midfielder boyfriend Mpho Makola and they both have entered into a business partnership.
9. On the Isibaya set, Mabena said she was privileged to work alongside doyens of the South African TV industry, such as veteran actors Thembi Nyandeni, Vusi Kunene, Siyabonga Twala and Bongani Gumede, among others
10. Zinhle also starred in the Winnie Mandela movie shot in 2011.