Nambitha from House of Zwide: Sikelelwa Vuyeleni biography

Sikelelwa Vuyeleni (born 26 August 1998) is a South African actress best known for her starring role as Thando in the Moja Love telenovela Hope. It was her first starring role in television.

Full biography: Sikelelwa Vuyeleni

A picture of Sikelelwa Vuyeleni
A picture of Sikelelwa Vuyeleni

Full name: Sikelelwa Vuyeleni
Date of birth: 26 August 1998 (24 years old)
Place of birth: Lady Frere, Eastern Cape, South Africa
Current location: Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa
Education: Belhar High School and Eersterivier Secondary School
Alma mater: Cape Peninsula University of Technology
Height: 1.62m to 1.64m
Occupation: Actress, Model and Voice over artist
Known for: Nambitha on House of Zwide, Lelethu from Isiziki, Thando from Hope (on Moja Love)
Siblings: Ntombi Omzi Mantombela Mpaka (sister), Kananelo Mphahla (sister) and Paula Namhla Madywabe
Mother: Sindiswa Manxasana Vuyeleni
Nationality: South African

Early life

Sikelelwa Vuyeleni Known as Nambitha from House of Zwide was born on the 26th of August 1998. In a small village called Mtsheko in Cacadu near Komani(formerly Queenstown). Cape town is her home but she stayed for two years then moved to Eastern Cape.

Sikelelwa Vuyeleni who played Nambitha on House of Zwide
Sikelelwa Vuyeleni who played Nambitha on House of Zwide

In Eastern Cape she stayed for 6 years and moved back to Cape town again. She attended different schools because her parents moved from one place to another. Before she got used to her school mates, they would move which made her very adaptive to change. From a very early age. Vuyeleni also has three sisters she verified on her official Facebook profile.


Moreover, it is known that her mother’s name is Sindiswa Manxasana Vuyeleni. Her mother is also from Lady Frere, in the Eastern Cape. However, she studied at Cape Technikon (Now The Cape Town University of Technology) in Cape Town.

Sikelelwa’s nickname is Sikie, she probably got the nickname from her childhood. Moreover, one of her sisters, Ntombi Omzi is married hence the surname. However, her other sisters seem to have other explanations for their different surnames. It could be that they have different fathers. Or they put their names only, or their other parent’s surname.

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Educational background

Sikelelwa was one of those kids who didn’t know what they wanted to become. However, looking back she always had an interest in performing. Often, she was always at the forefront of art and performance related culture projects. When she moved to high school at Belhar High School, she chose drama related subjects. And, even when she moved to attending Eersterivier High School. In both these high schools, she was focused on art and culture. So, after matric she went on to study film and video at University of Cape Town.

Personal life

After some thorough research into the public records. There’s no information about her relationships. She has not yet revealed anything on that. However, she has shared her thoughts on issues of mental health and self love. Saying that, self love is integral and that to be liked, you must like yourself. She also believes in some conservative ideals, like the appreciation of adaptive roles in a relationship.


There’s no information on Sikelelwa Vuyeleni’s height. However, according to our estimation, the actress is at least 1.62m to 1.64m tall. She is at least as tall as Paballo Mavundla who plays Sandile on House of Zwide.

Net worth

Her net worth is currently unknown and there’s no prediction on how much she might be worth. However, if any information presents itself, we will update it under this section.

Sikelelwa Vuyeleni’s career in acting.

Vuyeleni’s career in acting began 2014. When she was in High School in grade 10 at Eersterivier High School . She first appeared on police drama called Traffic as Zen. After getting the role of Zen, she began taking acting seriously. Sikelelwa was cast as Lelethu in the Mzansi Magic drama series Isikizi in 2017. With her first appearance in Season 2, Episode 5. (which aired on 8 May, 2017).

Nambitha from House of Zwide
Nambitha from House of Zwide

She won her first major role in television in 2018. When she was cast as Thando in Hope, the first written sitcom to run on the new DStv channel Moja Love. Which premiered on February 14, 2018. Also, she appeared on the River and Down South 2.

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In 2020, she bagged a role to act on Vula Vala. The opportunity came when she auditioned online through Instagram live for Black Brain. Due to lockdown it happened that she was studying online and was able to travel to Johannesburg for the shooting. On the drama series she was potraying a character as Owami. She acted alongside some legends actors such as Thina Jaxa and Sello Maake Ka Ncube.

Other endeavors

The actress is not only an actress. But, she’s also a model and has cited being a model at LouisB Models. The period in which she was a model at this place is unknown.

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Social media

Vuyeleni is both on Facebook, YouTube and Instagram. On Facebook she uses her name Sikelelwa Vuyeleni, with one page with around 29 thousand followers. And, a Facebook account with at least 5.9K followers. On instagram she uses the username @sikelelwa_siks. Moreover, you can find her on YouTube as Sikelelwa Vuyeleni.

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