The story of Scandal’s Nqobile: Zekhethelo Zondi biography, career and more

Zekhethelo Zondi (born 1 October 2010) is a South African actress, multiple beauty pegeant winning model, dancer and humanitarian from Naledi. She is best known for playing the role of Nqobile Mdletshe or Simply Nqobile on Scandal. And in this article we will look into her life, career, personal life and prosperity in the industry.

Biography of Zekhethelo Zondi

A picture of Zekhethelo from her agency at Mehlareng
A picture of Zekhethelo from her agency at Mehlareng

Full name: Zekhethelo Zondi
Date of birth: 1 October 2010 (14 years old as of 2024)
Place of birth: Naledi, Soweto, Johannesburg, South Africa
Education: Unknown
Height: 1.3-1.5m
Occupation: Actress, Model, Dancer and Humanitarian
Known for: Nqobile on Scandal, playing a support role in Shadow
Net worth: $50,000
Instagram: @princessbhambatha
Agency: Mehlareng
Nationality: South African

Early life of Zekhethelo Zondi

A picture of Zekhethelo who plays Nqobile on etv Scandal after winning a beauty pegeant
A picture of Zekhethelo who plays Nqobile on etv Scandal after winning a beauty pegeant

Zekhethelo Zondi was born in 2010 on the 1st of October. So, she is 14 years old as of 2024. She was born in Naledi, which is a township in Soweto, Johannesburg. Zekhethelo fell in love with the performance arts from a very young age. In fact according to her agency, she was registered under an agent from the age of 6. Moreover, she has won multiple beauty pegeants including the Miss Teen Globe and Miss Teen for ages 10-12 in Johannesburg.


As of yet. She is expected to be in 8th or 7th grade. However, the actual school she’s currently attending is unknown. Even though she has shared one video on her Instagram wearing her school uniform. It’s not clear which school it is. So, we look forward to her revealing that information.

Personal life of Zekhethelo Zondi

While most are starting to see her on etv, the actress is not only an actress. Aside from acting she believes herself to be a humanitarian. And through her beauty peagants, she was able to do a lot of community work and realize how much help people needed in the black community.

In one of her interviews in 2021 with Soweto urban, the actress revealed that she had seen through the beauty pageantry had helped her to see the struggles in the black community.

She currently plays Nqobile Mdletshe on etv's Scandal
She currently plays Nqobile Mdletshe on etv’s Scandal

And, she had pledged herself a force of good will, saying that she wants to make a difference in her community and empower other children. In the interview she mentioned how children suffer from abuse, poverty, malnutrition and others and that she was passionate about helping. Aside from her humanitarian heart, she gets most of her inspiration and hype from her family.

Litlhonolofatso Lithakanyane far left, Zekhethelo Zondi middle and Jerry Mofokeng far right
Litlhonolofatso Lithakanyane far left, Zekhethelo Zondi middle and Jerry Mofokeng far right

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According to Zekhethelo, her siblings attend all her auditions and hype her up. And, that’s according to her why she has such confidence, it‘s because of a strong support system. Moreover, she has cited her mother as one of her inspirations, in fact it was her mother who found her her first agent. She was only six and ever since she would make sure not an opportunity missed her daughter. And that really paid off.

Career Summary of Zekhethelo Zondi

Zekhethelo Zondi is an actress and model best known for her role in a Television Series, Isifiso on Mzansi Magic. Her experience in Acting began at a very young age and She registered in an agency when she was 6 years old. In 2017, she got her first big break in a Netflix series, Shadow_ where she played the role of Zinhle, Pallence Dladla’s daughter. In 2019, she got her first role in a Short Film Grave Confession where she played the role of Mae.

Zekhethelo Zondi is actualy a pegeant winning model in her teen league
Zekhethelo Zondi is actualy a pegeant winning model in her teen league

Furthermore, she also did an FNB TV commercial in the same year. In 2021, Zekhethelo played a featured role as Thandeka in a Netflix Feature Film, Collision. While we thought it was quiet in the year of 2022, Zekhethelo got an opportunity to play a supporting role in a Mzansi Magic Television series, ISIFISO playing the role of Nozi Gambu. She aspires to one day become a TV presenter and broadcaster because of how well she interacts with people and loves to work as a team. Zekhethelo loves acting because it allows her to put herself in someone else’s situation and is able to explore different parts of her personality.

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According to our estimates at, Zekhethelo should be at least 1.5m tall. However, her agency at Mehlareng claims she is only 1.3m tall. A figure we believe was recorded while she was young and was never updated with time. However, Zekhethelo Zondi herself hasn’t revealed her actual height to the world.

Salary and Net Worth

Looking at Zekhethelo’s current role on etv’s Scandal. She seems to be a support or temporary lead. As a result, her salary is expected to be flactuating between R25,000-R30,000. Depending on the season of course. And, while her net worth isn’t solidly known, our estimates at estimate her to be worth at least $50,000.

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Social media

Zekhethelo Zondi is not on Twitter and Facebook. There is one old Facebook account which might be hers she opened in 2016 and it’s last photo was in 2016. However, unlike her co-star Litlhonolofatso litlhakanyane who has no social media at all, Zekhethelo has Instagram. She has up to 75 posts at the time of this post and a thousand followers as of yet. Her username on Instagram is @princessbhambatha.


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