Nomzamo Mbatha is a South African actress television personality who first came to public attention as one of the three finalists in the 2012 MTV Base VJ Search and in 2013 she was cast in IsiBaya, a Mzansi Magic soap opera, where she portrayed a character of Thandeka Zungu.
Nomzamo Mbatha was born in the township of KwaMashu situated in the north west of the city of Durban in the KwaZulu-Natal province of South Africa.
While she is known as Nomzamo Mbatha her name has also been written as Nomzamo Nxumalo Mbatha, Nomzamo Mbatha Nxumalo as well as Nomzamo Mxumalo Mbatha.
Both Mbatha and Nxumalo are popular Zulu (and Nguni) surnames especially in her home province of KwaZulu-Natal while Mxumalo is relatively unknown.
She was raised in the KwaMashu township in KwaZulu-Natal in a household run by her late grandmother, in an interview with the Sunday World she was quoted “I grew up with my uncles and my gran was the head of the house, so I’m pretty much a granny’s girl.”
Nomzamo Mbatha is one of eight children; she is a middle child with five brothers and two sisters – one of her sisters has since passed away.
She did her schooling in Durban in the KwaZulu-Natal province.
Nomzamo Mbatha went to Bechet High School in suburb of Sydenham in the city of Durban where she later matriculated.
After matriculating from Bechet High School she relocated to Cape Town in the Western Cape province of South Africa.
There (Cape Town, Western Cape) Nomzamo Mbatha enrolled at the University of Cape Town to study a Bachelor of Commerce in Accounting (BComm Accounting).
Speaking about her relocation to the Western Cape leaving her grandmother behind in KwaZulu-Natal, Nomzamo Mbatha was quoted “It was really hard for Gogo [grandmother] to let go of me. We were very close, and the thought of my being so far away was too much for her.”
One year after she relocated to the Western Cape her grandmother passed away, she was quoted by the City Press remarking on the loss of her grandmother “That was a very hard time for me, but death taught me more about life than life itself. You know nothing until you’ve lost someone you love. The biggest lesson I learnt was to be fearless about grabbing opportunities. Nothing in this world is permanent, so you need to do what you can while you can.”
In is understood that Nomzamo Mbatha left the University of Cape Town following her joining IsiBaya and she is continuing her Accounting studies at the University of South Africa .