Zandi Nhlapo biography, profile, husband, daughter, SABC & salon

Zandi Nhlapo is a South African entrepreneur, TV presenter, model. She captured the mind for her time as role as the lead presenter on the SABC1 show, ‘Continuity.’ 

The smart and independent woman is a mother of three children despite the fact her husband left. Her entrepreneurial skills played a notable role in providing for her family.


Zandi Nhlapo biography
South African TV presenter best known for being a continuity presenter on SABC1
NameZandi Nhlapo
NationalitySouth African
HusbandRalph Zikalala (divorced)
ProfessionEntrepreneur, TV presenter, model
Hair SalonMini You Mini Me salon
Last born daughterNyeleti


Her career in the entertainment industry has a history of over two decades. Zandi’s career began when she became a member of a dance crew titled The Whizz Kids.

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Though Zandi was not a headliner, she made appearances in the group theatre performances at YMCA.

Often, Zandi would walk to the YMCA from home, and at the age of 17, she landed a role in TRIO, a CCTV game-show, and also did a magazine show, Man 2 Man.

She also tried a career in modeling and appeared on the covers of several magazines including Y Mag and True Love.

Her beautiful looks won her several pageants including Miss 707, Miss Sundowns, Miss Orlando Pirates, and the like. Zandi also did a music show titled Midday Breeze.


Zandi was married to Ralph Zikalala and the marriage lasted for eight years. 

The couple ended their union in divorce. She was engaged to the late TV legend Bob Mabena, the father to her second child.

Zandi was dining Bob and his newfound live Eucharist walked into Pallazzo restaurant, this erupted drama between them.

She boldly walked Eucharist and Bob and accused Eucharist of snatching her man.


Zandi is a proud mother of three children, her last born daughter’s name is Nyeleti. 

She is also a grandmother to three grandchildren, she rather not sees herself as a granny but glammy as she plays daily.


During her time at Midday Breeze, she attended a party with a friend of hers who worked at the advertising division at SABC.

There she met her friend’s boss and the head of the channel at SABC, Keith. After taking a look at Zandi and the told her friend that he liked her.

She became a household name as the lead presenter on SABC1’s ‘Continuity’.

Hair Salon

The ‘Mini You Mini Me salon’ is a salon for children but has a feeling of a playschool.

The colorful and playful environment adds to the fun, the idea was born after Zandi noticed that adult salons were not ideal for younger people.

In 2017, the dream was made a reality after she established a space where kids would gladly return.

While they wait for their turn, children can play and when it gets to them they have many options of hairstyles to select from.

One comment

  1. I love zandi so much from the first time I saw her,especial with short hair.

    If I can have a chance to meet her
    Sipho Kenneth

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