Zola Nombona biography, age, education, Instagram & baby father

Zola Nombona (born on 10 March 1992 in Easter Cape) is a South African actress. 

She walked into the limelight for portraying the role of Shado in the second season of Intersexions, an SABC1 drama series. This was her debut acting role.


Zola Nombona biography
Zola Nombona is a South African actress best known for her role as Shado.
NameZola Nombona
Age28 years old
NationalitySouth Africa
Date of birth10 March 1992
Place of birthEastern Cape
EducationDramatic Arts
Alma materWits University
Baby daddyThomas Gumede


She studied drama and acting at Victoria Girls High School. After which she obtained an honors degree in Dramatic Arts at Wits University.

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Her date of birth is on the 10th of March 1992 and the place of birth is in Eastern Cape. Zola Nombona is 28 years old. 

She holds a birthday celebration to honor her date of birth once a year on March 10th.

The actress shares beautiful pictures on her Instagram account and her followers like her for it. 

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Instagram pics

She flaunts her beautiful face and even tries different hairstyles and still, she even gets prettier.

Baby daddy

The television personality Thomas Gumede shared that he is the father of actress Zola Nombona’s baby.

He shared the news on social media after revealing how happy and excited. Thomas shared ultrasound images of their unborn baby, in no time, his followers discoverer Zola’s name on the pictures.

“I remember clearly the day I found out about you. Your mother looked at me and said ‘I’m pregnant’ and then proceeded to cry. 

“I understood it was tears of joy, anxiety, excitement, disbelief, love, and the small realization that life will never be the same again,” he said.



She landed her first television acting part and portrayed a featured role in Episode 5. Her character, Shado, is Rosie’s quirky and fun cousin.

Zola played the role of Sarafina at a family friend’s graduation ceremony in junior school.

In 2013, Zola landed a starring role in an episode of Mzansi Love: Kasi Style (“Sexy.com”, Season 2, Episode 3), an e.tv anthology series.

Sindi, her character, happens to be a blogger, writer, and single IT girl. She is idealistic about the internet and shares information through her blog, “Sassy, Single in SA”. 

In the episode, her co-stars include Litha Booi and Sthembiso Khoza.

Still in the same year, 2013, she landed a recurring role as Lerato in the SABC1 sitcom, Single Guys. 

The character is vain, narcissistic, and utterly controlling but uses her beauty to attract and control adoring men.

The next year, 2014, Zola revived her character, Lerato from Single Guys in the spin-off sitcom Single Galz. This time moves in with her girlfriends.

She has also been a musical artist, releasing songs such as “I Like It”.

The following year, 2015, she landed a starring role in Zbondiwe, an e.tv drama series. She portrayed as Mafungwashe ‘Roxanne’ Nozulu. 

The character is intelligent and beautiful but made a mistake in her past as a teenager which has come back to haunt her.

Still, in 2015, Zola landed a starring role as Kate in the second season of Forced Love, an SABC1’s Shakespeare inspired series.


  1. Chirizelda Kekena, “Halala! Thomas Gumede reveals he’s Zola Nombona’s baby daddy“. TimesLIVE retrieved 05-20-2020.
  2. Zola Nombona“. TVSA retrieved 05-20-2020.

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