Baby on the way for TV cou­ple

Mzwandile and Nol­wazi are ex­pect­ing a baby boy

Move! - - CONTENTS - By Pheto Ra­makobya

THIS year has been an emo­tional roller­coaster for celebri­ties. It looks like it’s time for bless­ings again with celebrity ba­bies on the way. House vo­cal­ist Ta­mara Dey re­cently an­nounced that she’s in the sec­ond trimester of her preg­nancy. Mean­while, TV per­son­al­i­ties Mzwandile Ngubeni and Nol­wazi Shange are also ex­pect­ing their first child.


The for­mer Mina Nawe ac­tress an­nounced her preg­nancy by post­ing an ul­tra­sound im­age on her Twit­ter ac­count. The cap­tion said: “It’s of­fi­cial. #BabyNt­sika.” Mzwandile was re­cently quoted in the me­dia as say­ing that they are thrilled at the prospect of be­ing par­ents. They'll wel­come their bun­dle of joy in Novem­ber.

Mzwandile, who hosts SABC2 game show Game Plan, ex­pressed his ex­pec­ta­tion for their baby boy to an on­line pub­li­ca­tion, say­ing they’re look­ing for­ward to miss­ing out on sleep.

“We’re look­ing for­ward to sleep­less nights. His mother named him Nt­sika be­cause we be­lieve he will be the pil­lar of this fam­ily,” he said.


The cou­ple, who have been to­gether for seven years, tied the knot in a beau­ti­ful tra­di­tional wed­ding in Dur­ban last year.

They met through work in 2010 and have been in­sep­a­ra­ble ever since.

Mzwandile told an­other pub­li­ca­tion that when he met Nol­wazi, he knew she was the one. Nol­wazi was also quoted as say­ing, “I love how nor­mal ev­ery­thing feels; it feels right.”

In the in­ter­view, Mzwandile ex­plained that Nt­sika was not planned but they will re­ceive the bless­ing with open arms.

“We are happy and feel­ing blessed. It all hap­pens at the right time be­cause we got mar­ried last year. We feel that it hap­pened in God’s tim­ing since we were not even try­ing to have a baby. We wel­come the bless­ing with both hands,” he said


Even though the cou­ple didn’t plan the preg­nancy, they have al­ready put plans in place for the new­est ad­di­tion to their fam­ily.

Ac­cord­ing to re­ports, Mzwandile is tak­ing ex­tra jobs to be fi­nan­cially pre­pared for the baby’s ar­rival.

“We don’t want to look like we did not know that he was com­ing. We are just mak­ing sure that we are ready, even fi­nan­cially,” he says.

Nol­wazi, who is also a cast­ing di­rec­tor and founder of Africazi Me­dia, rose to fame in the role of Pre­cious in the SABC1 drama se­ries A Place Called Home.

The com­pany has al­ready cast for fea­ture film Noth­ing For Ma­hala and the drama se­ries Umlilo. Her hubby has fea­tured in a num­ber of roles on the small screen, in­clud­ing a stints on Isidingo, Gen­er­a­tions and City Ses'la. He has also pre­sented var­i­ous game shows.

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