Zandi Nhlapo biography, age, profile, daughters & husband

Zandi Nhlapo (born 24 December 1975) is a South African businessperson and television presenter. She is popular for being the lead presenter on ‘Continuity’, an SABC1 show. 

The smart and independent television personality is a mother of three children. She catered for her family needs and made provision of needs through her skills as an entrepreneur.


Zandi Nhlapo biography
Zandi Nhlapo biography. (Image: Instagram/zandisilenhlapo).
NameZandi Nhlapo
Age45 years old
Date of birth24 December 1975
Place of birthSouth Africa
NationalitySouth African
HusbandRalph Zikalala
ChildrenNtando Zikalala
Khomotso Masana Mabena
ProfessionTV presenter, businesswoman


Zandi Nhlapo presenter
Zandi Nhlapo presenter. (Image: Instagram/zandisilenhlapo).

The businesswoman was born on 24 December 1975 and the place of birth is in South Africa. Zandi Nhlapo is 45 years old and celebrates her birthday every year on December 24th, a day before Christmas.


Zandi Nhlapo partner
Zandi Nhlapo and Bob. (Image: Instagram/zandisilenhlapo).

Zandi Nhlapo was married to Ralph Zikalala. The marriage did not get a “happy ever after”, after eight years of marriage they called it a quit.

She was also engaged to the late Bob Mabena and had a child with the Legendary radio personality who is the father of her second child.

Zandi walked up to Bob and Eucharist Zandi in Pallazzo restaurant, where she was dining and allegedly accused Eucharist of “stealing her man”.

In the end, they ended up filing assault and harassment charges against each other. In August 2020, Bob Mabena died from cardiac arrest.

She also was in a relationship with lawyer Khethang Malefane. Rumors covered that she was engaged to the lawyer. They called their relationship a quit a few weeks after Zanda had his child.


Zandi Nhlapo daughters
Zandi Nhlapo daughters. (Image: Instagram/zandisilenhlapo).

Zandi is a proud mother of three (3) daughters including Ntando Zikalala, Nyeleti, and Khomotso Masana Mabena.

Her first daughter is 24 years old and helps her with her branding company, LIC. Nyeleti is her second daughter while Khomotso is her third, she had the child with Bob Mabena.

She is a grandmother and rather sees herself as a ‘glammy’ than a ‘granny’. 

Zandi has been a source of inspiration to many women and girls to dream big by exuding confidence on the screen at the time when fewer black hosts were seen on air.


She boasts of over two decades of experience in the media industry. It dates back to her days in the dance crew “The Whizz Kids”. Though Zandi was not ‘a a headliner’ but followed the group to perform on theatre at the YMCA.

She landed a role in TRIO, a CCTV game show at the age of seventeen after which she did a magazine show “Man 2 Man”.

Zandi tried out other career opportunities including modeling, she appeared on the covers of magazines including Y Mag and True Love. She shared stories about her life after television on the platform.

As a beauty, she has won several pageants including Miss 707, Miss Sundowns, Miss Orlando Pirates, among others. Later, she did a music show “Midday Breeze”.


Her salon “Mini You Mini Me” is a child-centered salon with a colorful and playful environment that has the feeling of a playground.

The salon was born after she observed that adult salons weren’t ideal for children. The environment and sometimes conversations that were meant for adults were not fit for children. 

In 2017, Zandi established a salon where children always want to come back. Children play while they wait for their turn and there are loads of stunning hairstyles.

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