Nomsa Buthelezi

Nomsa Buthelezi is a South African actress best known for her role as Awelani in the SABC2 soap opera Muvhango and for hosting the Mzanzi Magic reality show Our Perfect Wedding. She was born on 7 April 1982 and raised in Alexandra. She has been a theatre actress for seventeen years, and after she shot a television advert for Absa, she decided to venture into television in 2007. She has featured on different national shows as well as on several local drama productions.


She is also known for playing a female Metro police officer who falls in love with a taxi driver in a Vodacom "Summer Loving" commercial, from 2008-2009. In 2011 she landed the starring role of Thandi, a no-nonsense domestic worker, in the SABC1 sitcom Abo Mzala. In 2013 she starred as Dudu in the Mzansi Magic sitcom Samsokolo and the following year had a starring role in the Vuzu sitcom Check Coast. She also plays the role of Ma Mnisi on the Mzansi Magic soapie Isibaya, debuting in 2013, and in 2017 she became one of the revolving door presenters on Our Perfect Wedding, replacing Thembisa Mdoda.

 Between 2017 and 2019 she starred as delusional inmate Slender in the Mzansi Magic prison drama Lockdown then joined SABC1 soapie Generations: The Legacy, in June 2019 as Mrekza's (Kope Makgae) sister Boipelo, making her onscreen debut on 8 August, 2019. 

 Nomsa Buthelezi is proud to have actress Linda Sebenzo as her mentor and prides in the support that she gets from her parents. While commenting on her success story at a time, she spoke about how her parents would give her R22 daily to travel to auditions.


Nomsa Buthelezi child Nomsa is known to be the mother of two kids whose names are Olwethu and Lindi. One of the challenges that the children have had to face is that of their identification with their lesbian mother.


Since she took up a career in acting, Buthelezi's professionalism has been greeted with an award which she got last year. She got the Golden Horn Award for Best Supporting Actress in a TV Comedy.


Nomsa enjoys a considerable number of followers on her official social media platforms. On her Instagram page, a platform where she shares intimate information about herself and what she does, she enjoys more than 63,900 followers. 


In 2013, Buthelezi lost her boyfriend by the name of Unathi Ndondzwana to stroke. After Ndondzwana complained of muscle pains on his left side, the next thing was a sudden collapse from his bedside and every effort to get him back to life after some time proved abortive. Since the death of Unathi, Nomsa thought it would be entirely out of this world for her to love again until she eventually found her girlfriend, Zandile Shezi. 

While a lot of people were surprised about Nomsa Buthelezi husband being a woman, she confessed that she had been a lesbian for many years. However, because she dated a guy for once in her life, reclaiming her identity became a challenge for her. As soon as she got the love of her parents, not minding who she dated, she dared to move on with her relationship.

The dream of many years came to pass eventually as both Nomsa and the love of her life had their traditional wedding celebration with friends and family in Alexandra, Johannesburg.

At the time when she was still concealing her sexuality, Nomsa said her father had always suspected her to be a lesbian because of her actions. On her part, she had no boldness to let the father know because the practice was not common at that time. However, because her parents were waiting for her to come out plain, it became easy for her to share the information with them eventually. According to her, Nomsa’s parents only cared about her "being in the right relationship with the right person”. Consequently, welcoming Zandile into their family became an easy thing to do.

Nomsa Buthelezi has established herself as an icon in South Africa's entertainment industry. With her wealth of experience in facing the camera, she has been able to win the hearts of different entertainment lovers across the country. However, the recent disclosure of her sexuality, even though it was a shock to some of her fans, was seen as a bold step which she has received commendations for.

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Nomsa Buthelezi
First Name Nomsa
Surname Buthelezi
Born 7th April, 1982
Home City Alexandra
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