Ac­tress Nomzamo re­unites with her long-lost brother af­ter 16 years

Nomzamo Mbatha's love for her fam­ily is what keeps her go­ing

Move! - - FRONT PAGE - By Bonolo Sekudu

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.

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