Zinzile Ngema

About the Character

Matriarch of the Ngema family, Zinzile is a good and supportive wife, and caring mother to her children. She is forthright and avoids rousing or partaking in gossip, even though she is in confidence with Maletsatsi and to a lesser extent Gloria within the Soweto neighbourhood where her family resides. A woman of great inner strength, Zinzile runs a steady household and also is a great help to the Nyathis – employed as their helper and often a guardian and babysitter to the Nyathi child.  

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