Zamanondumiso Ngcobo (born June 18, 1983), best known as Zama Magubane, is a 39-year-old South African actress. She is best known for playing the God-fearing MaDongwe on the soap opera Uzalo.

Many picked interest in her real-life personality after she gained prominence for her role. She has entertained viewers with undiluted acting skills.

In each episode, she displays an exceptional acting talent that surprises viewers. 

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Quick Facts
Full Name:Zamanondumiso Ngcobo
Other Names:Zama Magubane
Born:June 18, 1983 (age 39 years old)
Place of Birth:Newcastle, South Africa
Nationality:South African
Education:Art and Acting
Alma mater:Durban University of Technology
Husband:Mr. Ngcobo
Famous for:MaDongwe on Uzalo
Net Worth:R70,000

Early Life

Zama Magubane was born on June 18, 1983, in Newcastle Madadeni and grew up in Pietermaritzburg, KwaZulu Natal. She fell in love with acting and began exhibiting it at a young age.

Magubane joined drama classes to gain experience and exposure to art. 


The talented actress attended primary school in Pietermaritzburg.

After graduation, she attended Russell High School. She studied at the Durban University of Technology, majoring in art and acting.



Zama Magubane became passionate about acting at a young age. She saw many legendary actors and actresses and wanted to appear on-screen one day.

During her high school days, she would act and take part in the school drama club. She gained confidence and a little exposure to acting. After graduating from the university, she joined theatre dramas.

Along the line, she played the role of a nurse on Intersection. Since it was her debut role, the actress played a minor role but exhibited raw talent.

Zama has also appeared in other television roles and performed exceptionally. Although, securing the role was not a piece of cake for the actress.


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Zama’s knack for acting manifests at a very young age.

In 2018, she made her debut in the SABC1 soap opera and crime drama Uzalo. 

A friend introduced her to the producers of the soap opera Uzalo, and she appeared in the auditions. She passed the audition and has made a name for herself in the role.


In real life, Zama is philanthropic and lives life like any other person. She gives back to the community by running several campaigns against drug abuse to enlighten the youth.

Personal Life

Zama Magubane is a proud mother, wife, and daughter. She and her husband, Mr. Ngcobo, had two boys together. Although she is in the limelight, the actress is cagey about her relationship and family.

Dance Moves

Although many know her exceptional acting skills, she is also a talented dancer. She shared her dance video on social media, which sparked many reactions and surprised fans with her moves.

Net worth

Zama Magubane has been in the entertainment industry for a while. She has landed many on-screen gigs and television appearances and earned a fortune. The actress has a net worth of R70,000 as of August 2022.