South Africa has a few actresses who have taken the country’s entertainment industry to another level. One of these actresses and social media personalities is Sindi Dlathu. Sindi is a very humble South African TV star who is well-known for her Thandaza Mokoena role on the SABC2 daily South African soap opera Muvhango. She portrayed this role from the show’s inception until her departure in 2018. Continue reading to find out more about her age, family, twin sister, husband, Hiv status, daughter, and career.
Dlathu is one of the most loved and hardworking TV stars. This is one of the reasons why she has featured in Muvhango for more than fifteen years. Her passion for acting started way back to when she was a young girl, and she put so much effort to be where she is right now. One another thing we love more about her is the fact that she maintains a private life, despite the fact that she is in the entertainment industry where all eyes are on her. Below are some of the details about her, which we think you don’t know.
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Sindi Dlathu biography
Sindiswa Dlathu is one of the best South African actresses. As mentioned before, she became famous after featuring in Muvhango, a South African soap opera that airs on SABC 2. She also played the role of Thandaza Mokoena and has also been in a couple of movies/TV Shows including Generations and Sarafina. Additionally, Dlathu is a musician, and she became part of the national miming competitions when she was fifteen years old and won.
How old is Sindi Dlathu?
The way she is so beautiful and always looking fresh and young, we’re sure you’ve been asking the same question, when was Sindi Dlathu born?. Sindiswa Dlathu was born in January 1974, in Meadowlands in Soweto, in the Gauteng province of Johannesburg. Being born in 1974 makes her 46 years of age in 2020.
Sindi Diathu Early Life and Acting Career
It all started when Sindi entered a talent competition called Ashell Road Fame at the age of 12 years. She didn’t win the competition but became one of the finalists. Thereafter, her exposure during this gig earned her mentorship from one of the Mbhaqanga band members; Mahotella Queens.
Three years later, Sindi tried her luck again. She entered a national miming competition where she played out an Aretha Franklin front of The Beatles tune “Let It Be” and guess what! she won the competition. She participated in a national miming challenge. This time, she tried out singing. She competed using “Let It Be,” by The Beatles song. This is one motivated her to focus on the arts industry.
She then also went to the tryouts for Mbongeni Ngema’s play, Sarafina, and this let her a role as the understudy for the title character and went to perform in the United States of America (USA).
While on visit with Sarafina, she met Randy Crawford who requested her to stay behind and perform with her.
In the year 1997, she joined the Duma Ka Ndlovu’s stage play titled ‘The Game’.
She was given a role as South African Mbhaqanga band. Nomthandazo “Thandaza” Buthelezi on Muvhango. When she first cast her part was minor, however, it grew and became one of the main characters.
To boost her career even more, Sindi Dlathu tried out auditions for the ‘Sarafina play’ by Mbongeni Ngema. She became one of few lucky contestants who were given roles in the play. Her role was that of an understudy for Sarafina. Dlathu even became fortunate because she went to the United States of America to perform the play.
Aat the US with Sarafina, she met Randy Crawford. Randy asked her whether she could stay and perform with her. This really helped her build her career and reach the stars.
In Muvhango, Sindi was given the role of Nomthandazo “Thandaza” Buthelezi. Being a veteran, her role in Muvhango has grown over the years from a minor character to one of the key cast members. Her role in the play has also helped her build her fame.
Sindi Dlathu family
As mentioned earlier, Sindi Dlathu was born in the Meadowlands region of Soweto. She is so lucky to have a twin sister. Sindi Dlathu’s twin sister’s name is Zanele Sangweni. There’s less details about Zanele’s family so far.
Her twin sister is married to Matome Meela who is a businessman that deals in used cars in Soweto. Zanele Sangweni’s husband also runs a pawn shop.
On the other hand, Sindi Dlathu’s family details are more kept as a secret. She rarely gives more details about her family, but it’s clear that she is a mother of two kids. She is also married.
The name of Sindi Dlathu’s husband is Okielant Nkosi. Sindi is one of the people who keep their family affairs away from social media as much as possible.
Does Sindi Dlathu have a child?
Sindi Dlathu is currently married to Okielant Nkosi, they have two children. However, she is one of the people who keep her family and private family life a secret.
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Why Sindi Dlathu left muvhango?
Dlathu left the SABC 2 Daily drama Muvhango to play a leading role in the 1 Magic telenovela The River. On The River Mzansi, she plays the role of Lindiwe Dlamini-Dikana, a very fierce and strong woman, who’d do anything to protect her wealth and maintain her luxurious lifestyle.
Will Thandaza come back on muvhango?
Sindi Dlathu, who use to play the popular Thandaza on Muvhango, could be returning to our TV screens. The actress bid farewell to the SABC 2 soapie in the year, after twenty years on the show.
According to move Magazine, that comeback could be happening.
“There is hope that she might make a comeback. Muvhango associate producer, Morishe Matlejoane, says that Sindi’s exit isn’t necessarily permanent, as they have just frozen her character,” the publication reported.
Since leaving the show, Sindi has made an appearance on 1 Magic telenovela, The River.
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There’s no official confirmation on whether she will in fact return to Muvhango. We just have to wait and see!
Sindi Dlathu HIV Status
There’s a lot of people, especially on social media who have been longing to know whether Sindi Dlathu is HIV positive or not. These speculations came after she played the role of an HIV positive patient in Soul City, a TV drama series.
Sindi Dlathu is not HIV positive. She just played a role in a TV drama, Soul City portraying her as an HIV patient and it led to many thinking Sindi Dlathu is HIV positive in real life.
Sindi Dlathu Music Career
According to Sunday World article of 2011 a statement from Gallo records stated; “We’re endeavoring to have it on the racks previously the year  closes or right on time one year from now . We trust Sindi Dlathu fans will be pleased with what she brings to the table. We at Gallo Records are behind her everything the way. We’re only taking care of potential issues,”
Sindi Dlathu Salary
Sindi Dlathu, who plays Thandaza on SABC2’s Muvhango, was the most payed actress in the organization, with a pay of about R85 000 per month that time.
Sindi Dlathu Movies and TV Shows
- Escape from Angola (1999)
- Muvhango (2003- Present)
- Married (2004)
- Sarafina (1997-2007)
- Generations (2010)
- Ngempela (2015)