Meet Anele Mdoda’s Dad, Mother, and Family Members

Anele Mdoda’s dad is Patillizwe Mdoda, and her mother is Yolisa Mdoda. The celebrity actress has three sisters: Unathi, Thembisa, and Zamalisa Mdoda. 

The Mdodas, particularly Anele and Thembisa, are household names in the entertainment industry. They’ve been making waves as multitalented entertainers for over two decades and counting. Besides working in the same industry, the two sisters are close to their other siblings and father.

Anele Mdoda’s Dad is Patillizwe Mdoda 

Anele is the daughter of Patillizwe ‘Pat’ Mdoda, a native of Ncembu kuTsolo in the Eastern Cape. Sadly, there are no details on Pat’s personal life, including his age, date of birth, parents, upbringing, and schooling.

Anele Mdoda’s dad is a widower; he lost his beloved wife in 2009. For now, nobody is certain if he intends to get married again in the future because he hasn’t done it yet. Anele’s father trended on two different occasions on social media in December 2022.

He first made headlines for constructing a school for his neighborhood in Ncembu kuTsolocon, the same location where he completed Grade 1 many years ago. Pat received a lot of praise for his thoughtful deed when his daughter shared the news on social media.

On the second occasion, he was dragged by a Twitter user who claimed that he likes young girls. The troll also claimed that she and her friends ‘finished’ Pat’s money in a Cape Town nightclub some time ago.

In response, Anele quickly came to her defense, stating that she was concerned about what her father does in his leisure time but that her father is too moneyed for the girls to ‘finish’ his money.

What Does Pat Anele Do for a Living?

Anele has kept his father’s profession a secret from the public. However, he seems to be a businessman or to have a thorough understanding of the industry.

This information came from a comment made by Sizwe Dhlomo, a presenter on Kaya 959 and a close friend of Anele’s, in reaction to Pat’s school construction effort.

Dhlomo, who has known Mr. Mdoda for a long time, said he has always been supportive of young individuals looking to start their own businesses.

Anele Mdoda’s Mother Passed Away in 2009

Pat’s wife, Yolisa Mdoda, died from pancreatic cancer in 2009 in South Africa. Anele’s mother, who worked as a publicist for Transnet and SABC1 continuity presenter, instilled a love of the arts in her lovely children at a young age.

Yolisa also had a fantastic relationship with her children, especially Anele, during her life here on earth. Thembisa was her only daughter who had a strained relationship with her due to the fact that their personalities clashed a lot.

However, Thembisa admitted that she got to know more about her mother after her passing and that it got her more devastated. Nobody is aware of how long Pat and Yolisa lived as husband and wife before she died and when exactly they got married.

Anele and Thembisa Mdoda are Blood Sisters 

Thembisa Mdoda and Anele Mdoda are sisters and close friends. Along with their startling physical similarities, the two have worked together for more than 20 years on a number of projects in the entertainment sector.

The Mdoda sisters are frequently seen together. They both have an overwhelming number of loyal fans respectively and usually post selfies on their social media accounts. The sisters have also attended social gatherings together on numerous occasions.

Thembisa is the oldest of the two sisters. She is two years older than Anele as she was born on November 16th, 1982, while Anele arrived into the world on May 19th, 1984.

Anele Mdoda has Three Sisters

Unathi Mdoda

Unathi is the oldest and least famous among the Mdoda sisters. She was born on November 18th, but the exact year she was born is not known.

She keeps her personal affairs private and lives a quiet life. Her private Instagram account demonstrates her social media reticence. Unathi shares a close bond with her siblings, though.

Thembisa Mdoda

Thembisa is Unathi’s immediate younger sister. Born Thembisa Liyema Mdoda on 16th November 1982, in Mthatha, Eastern Cape, South Africa, she is a top-notch television personality and actress.

She started her career as a newsreader on Wits radio before she left to work for the Johannesburg-based radio station Highveld After Dark.

Her popularity skyrocketed after she launched her hosting career. In November 2015 bagged the role of hosting season 6 of Our Perfect Wedding reality television show, and it was nothing short of phenomenal.

She was unveiled as the host of the television game show Your Next Million in February 2018, after which she joined Metro FM to host Weekend Breakfast Show with Mo G. She bagged the hosting role of the top TV shows Umndende and Suxoka in the year 2022.

As an actress, Thembisa has had many starring roles in local projects. She played the role of Thabisile Cebekhulu on Magic Telenova The Road Mzansi in 2015 and also portrayed Nikiwe Ndlovu on House of Zwide in February 2022.

She contested on Dancing with the Stars SA in December 2017. She won the Ultimate Viewers’ Choice Award and TV presenter awards at DStv Mzansi Viewers’ Choice Awards, the South African Film and Television Award for Best TV Presenter (2017), and the Most Stylish Performing Artist at the South African Style Award.

Thembisa has been married to Eric Nxumalo since 2020. She was previously married to Atandwa Kani, whom she first met as a student at the University of Witwatersrand in 2004. The two tied the knot in 2012 and divorced three years later.

Anele’s sister has given birth to two children – twin babies. She gave birth to them in 2012. Thembisa was accused of cheating on her first husband on many occasions while they were still together.

Kani would later request a DNA test of the twin babies, and in the long run, it was discovered that he was not the biological father of the kids.

Thembisa and her ex-husband are still friends regardless, but she has not given birth to another baby.

Zamalisa Mdoda

Zamalisa Mdoda, the youngest of the sisters, is a writer and storyteller. Her personal and professional lives are not well-known. From what is perceivable on her social media page, she is already doing great and making her family proud. Indeed, Anele Mdoda’s dad must be super proud of his girls.

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