Actress Nomzamo reunites with her long-lost brother after 16 years
Nomzamo Mbatha's love for her family is what keeps her going
Nomzamo Mbatha is not shy to express her love for her family on social media. RIGHT: Nomzamo with her brothers THEY HAVE HELD AND CARRIED ME
THE ever-so-gorgeous media darling, Nomzamo Mbatha, is known for her impressive resume as an actress and ambassador whose influence has gone beyond South African borders. At the core of who she is, is a woman who treasures family so much so she is not afraid to express her love for her family.
RE-UNITING WITH HER BROTHER
During the festive season, Nomzamo shared a photo of her and her brothers on Instagram. In the photo, she is surrounded by her four brothers, one of which she reunited with after 16 years.
“They have held and carried me when we lost our dad, our baby sister and our eldest sister. Reunited! Yesterday we spent Christmas with my baby brother whom I have not seen in more than 16 years,” she captioned the photo.
It wasn’t the first time she expressed love for her siblings. Her other brother, Zamani, started his acting career a year ago on Mzansi Magic’s Isithembiso and she has publicly assured him of her support. “I would cross the widest ocean for you,” she captioned a photo with Zamani. Following in his sister’s footsteps, Zamani hit the ground running and has already made a name for himself in the acting industry.
HER AND HER FAMILY’S PAIN
It is not always that a famous person opens up about their pain and personal experiences, but the KwaMashu-born starlet did just that.
In 2009, her elder sister passed on and a year later, her grandmother passed away.
Her baby sister, Carla, whom she was really close to and whom she still refers to her as her twin, committed suicide in 2014 and the grief and void is something she still struggles with to date. Over the years, she has had to deal with the loss of her uncles too.
It is perhaps her honesty and openness with her fans that has contributed to her success and made her relatable. In 2016, she tweeted, “I may be on every social media platform posting about all the wonderful things that I’m achieving, but I am broken a thousand times over.”
In 2017, her mother, Manatuku Mbatha, spoke out after a relentless woman, Elizabeth Mbatha, claimed to be Nomzamo's birth mother. Manatuku, who is a teacher, and Nomzamo rubbished the claims. Fast-forward to 2018 and Nomzamo's pain has not stopped her from becoming a force to be reckoned with as endorsement deals and accolades keeping coming her way. It is not just her accolades that keep her wanting to be a better version of herself, but her love for her family.