6 Mzansi celebrities that have strong connections to Zimbabwe

6 Mzansi celebrities that have strong connections to Zimbabwe

- South Africa is home to a number of celebs who have different backgrounds and nationalities

- Many South Africans would be surprised to know that some Mzansi’s most popular celebs have ties to Zimbabwe

- While some were born and raised there, others have a strong family ties to Zimbabwe

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Briefly.co.za compiled a list of some local celebs that all have one thing in common: roots in Zimbabwe.

Nadia Nakai

While Nadia grew up in South Africa, her gran was of Zimbabwean decent and nicknamed her ‘Nakai’, which means beautify. To remember her family’s heritage, the rapper adopted this as her stage name.

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Luthuli Dlamini

The acclaimed actor was born in Zimbabwe and spent some of his early years there before relocating to the UK. Luthuli later tried to trace his African roots before he opted to stay in Mzansi to pursue a career in acting.

Peter Ndoro

The ‘Morning Live’ presenter has a lot in common with Luthuli Dlamini as he was also born in Zimbabwe but later moved across the pond. Peter then moved back to Zimbabwe to finish his education and to start his TV career, before it took off in SA.

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According to ZAlebs, the singer and her family moved around a lot when she was a kid, however, she was born in Zimbabwe and did spent a few years of her childhood there too. Eventually her parents relocated once again before they settled in Mzansi.


The musician was born in Zimbabwe and stayed there until he was a teenager. He later moved to SA to try to break into the music industry.

Chi Mhende

The ‘Generations’ actress was born in Zimbabwe and moved to Cape Town in 2012. Since then she has travelled around the country to pursue her love of acting and theatre.

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Source: Briefly.co.za

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