Who Plays Mzansi Magic’s “My Brother’s Keeper” Fakazile? Meet Zola Nombona

If you’re hooked on Mzansi Magic’s “My Brother’s Keeper,” you’ll be familiar with the character Fakazile. Portrayed by the talented Zola Nombona, Fakazile brings depth and intensity to the series. Let’s delve into the background of Zola Nombona and her journey in the entertainment industry.

Born: 10 March 1992 (age 32 years)
Gender: Female

Early Life and Education

Zola Nombona was born on 10 March 1992 in the Eastern Cape, South Africa. Her passion for acting was ignited unexpectedly when she played the role of Sarafina at a family friend’s graduation ceremony while in junior school. This experience led her to pursue drama and acting more seriously. She attended Victoria Girls High School, where she further developed her acting skills. She then went on to study for an honours degree in Dramatic Arts at Wits University.

Breakthrough Role

Zola Nombona first gained significant attention for her role as Shado, a streetwise teenager, in the second season of the SABC1 drama series “Intersexions” in 2013. This role was her first major acting part and showcased her talent to a wide audience. Her portrayal of Shado, Rosie’s quirky and fun cousin, left a lasting impression on viewers.

Career Highlights

Mzansi Love: Kasi Style

Later in 2013, Zola landed a starring role in an episode of the anthology series “Mzansi Love: Kasi Style” (“,” Season 2, Episode 3). She played the character Sindi, a writer, blogger, and “it girl” who communicates through her blog “Sassy, Single in SA.” Her performance in this role further established her versatility as an actress.

Single Guys and Single Galz

In 2013, Zola also had a recurring role in the SABC1 sitcom “Single Guys” as Lerato, a vain, narcissistic, and controlling character who uses her beauty to manipulate men. She reprised this role in the spin-off sitcom “Single Galz” in 2014, where Lerato moves in with her girlfriends, adding more layers to her character’s story.

Z’bondiwe and Forced Love

In 2015, Zola starred in the drama series “Z’bondiwe” as Mafungwashe ‘Roxanne’ Nozulu, an intelligent and beautiful woman dealing with the repercussions of a mistake made in her teenage years. She also starred as Kat in the second season of SABC1’s Shakespeare-inspired series “Forced Love,” showcasing her ability to take on diverse and challenging roles.

Isono and Generations: The Legacy

In 2021, Zola had a recurring role on the BET telenovela “Isono” as Zoleka Sigcawu, a high-powered modern woman and Head of Production at a sports channel, UltraSport. Her character dates Makwande (played by Anga Makubalo) and falls in love with him. Her first appearance was in Season 1, Episode 109. Later in 2021, she debuted on “Generations: The Legacy” as Pamela Khoza, the witty, sharp-tongued estranged wife of Siyanda (played by Kay Sibiya) and an investigative journalist.

Current Role in “My Brother’s Keeper”

In “My Brother’s Keeper,” Zola Nombona plays the role of Fakazile, a character that adds complexity and intrigue to the series. Her portrayal of Fakazile has been praised for its depth and authenticity, making her a standout in the show.

Watch “My Brother’s Keeper”

Don’t miss Zola Nombona and the rest of the talented cast on “My Brother’s Keeper,” airing weekdays at 19:30 on Mzansi Magic. The show promises gripping drama, intense performances, and a storyline that keeps viewers engaged.

Tune in to see Zola Nombona’s stellar performance as Fakazile and discover why she is one of South Africa’s most admired actresses.

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