Zandile Msutwana Biography

Zandile Msutwana Biography

Zandile Msutwana, born on 6th July 1979 in King William’s Town, Eastern Cape, South Africa, is a renowned South African actress. She is best known for her role as Vuyiswa Jola in the series The Queen.


Zandile pursued her education at the University of Cape Town (UCT), where she earned a Performer’s Diploma in Speech and Drama.

Acting Career

Zandile began her acting journey while still at university, participating in productions such as King LearThe SuitBrink, and Trojan Women.

Early Career

Her professional acting career took off in 2007 when she landed a leading role in the SABC 1 drama series Society. She played the character Akua Yenana, a stockbroker turned lady of leisure, until the series ended in 2010.

Notable Roles

In 2009, she played a significant role as the bride, Ayanda, in the film White Wedding, alongside Kenneth Nkosi and Rapulana Seiphemo.

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From 2013 to 2015, she portrayed a main role in Mzansi Magic’s Zabalaza, which also featured Baby Cele.

In 2016, she starred in Mzansi Magic’s drama series Isikizi as Nomazwe, a mother who gives birth to a prince’s son declared by the king’s Sangoma (traditional healer) as a cursed newborn.

She also played the role of princess Nomakhwezi in Igazi’s Season 1, a production by Shona and Connie Ferguson, alongside Vatiswa Ndara, Jet Novuka, and the late Nomhle Nkonyeni.

Currently, she stars in a main role as Vuyiswa Jola on The Queen, alongside Shona Ferguson and Connie Ferguson.

Other Appearances

Zandile has also appeared in other television shows including Home AffairsMtunzini.comIsidingoRhythm City, and Soul City. Her filmography includes The Algiers Murders and A Small Town Called Descent.

Selected Filmography

  • Society as Akua Yenana (2007-2010)
  • The Queen as Vuyiswa Jola (2016-2022)
  • Igazi as Nomakhwezi (2014)
  • Isikizi as Nomazwe (2016)
  • Gqeberha: The Empire as Zimkhitha Mxenge (2023-present)

Awards and Nominations

Zandile was nominated for the SAFTA Golden Horn: Best Supporting Actress award in 2010 for her role in the 2009 film White Wedding.

Net Worth

Zandile Msutwana is a distinguished figure in the South African entertainment landscape, with a multifaceted career as an actress, presenter, and voice-over artist. Her contributions to the industry have been significant and she is most recognized for her portrayal of Akua Yenana in the SABC1 drama series, Society12.

When it comes to her financial status, there are differing assessments. Some evaluations place her net worth in the vicinity of $200,00013, while others propose it could reach up to $1.5 million45. It’s crucial to bear in mind that these figures are approximations and the actual net worth may differ. Furthermore, net worth is not a static figure; it can vary over time due to numerous factors such as income, investments, and expenses.

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By Shamiso Miracle

Shamiso Miracle completed her degree in journalism and media studies at the University of Zimbabwe before honing her skills at Savanna News. She then went on to work at iHarare News, becoming a voice for everyday SA citizens who wanted to share their stories. When she's not writing news that entertains and inspires ,Shamiso is an avid reader and a wellness bunny.

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