Zenande Feziwe Mfenyana

Zenande Mfenyana Biography

Zenande Feziwe Mfenyana, born on 11th October 1985 (38 years old), hails from Kagiso, Gauteng. She is a proud South African citizen.


Zenande completed her high school education at Queenstown Girls’ High School. She further pursued her passion for drama at the University of Pretoria, where she earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Drama.


Zenande has been active in the acting industry since 2006. She is most notably recognized for her work in the television show “Generations”.

Breakthrough with “Generations”

Zenande’s career took a significant turn in August 2011 when she landed a role in Mfundi Vundla’s SABC 1’s soap opera “Generations”. She played the character of Noluntu Memela, the daughter of Mawande Memela, until August 2014. Her exit from the show was due to a strike involving 15 cast members, including Connie Ferguson (Karabo Moroka), Sophie Ndaba (Queen Moroka), and Nambitha Mpumlwana (Mawande Memela).

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Further Successes

In January 2015, Zenande starred as Reba on e.tv’s soap opera “Ashes to Ashes”, sharing the screen with Tina Jaxa and Menzi Ngubane.

She then played the main role of Babalwa on seasons one and two of the Ferguson Films’ Mzansi Magic’s Xhosa drama series “Igazi”, alongside Vatiswa Ndara, Jet Novuka, and the late Nomhle Nkonyeni.

As of February 2017, she has been playing the main role of Goodness Mabuza on the Ferguson Films’ Mzansi Magic series “The Queen”, alongside its producers Shona and Connie Ferguson.


  • “Generations” as Noluntu Memela
  • “Ashes to Ashes” as Reba Namane
  • “Igazi” as Babalwa
  • “MTV Shuga (Down South)” as Cynthia Vilakazi
  • “The Queen” as Goodness Mabuza (2017–2022)

Zenande Mfenyana is not just an actress but also a model. She is a mother of one child. Her journey and contributions to the South African entertainment industry are commendable.

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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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