Snikiwe Mhlongo is Zamani Mbata’s ex-girlfriend. She is a 26-year-old South African digital content creator and influencer born on 25th December 1997.
Miss Mhlongo has been in the public eye for pretty much all of her adulthood. Besides being the daughter of two prominent South African creative performers, her romantic affair with Zamani also earned her more attention, particularly when he cheated on her with another woman.
How Old is Snikiwe Mhlongo and Where was She Born?
Sni Mhlongo is 26 years old as her parents had on her on 25th December 1997, in a rural village called KwaMashu in Durban, KwaZulu-Natal. She was raised in the region and had a comfortable childhood as her parents were successful performers in the entertainment industry.
The YouTuber grew up together with her three siblings – Nozibusiso, Zama, and Nethezeko Mhlongo. Nozibusiso is her elder sister, while Zama and Nethezeko are her younger brothers.
The Mhlongo siblings are all doing well in their respective fields of interest. Nozibusiso, unlike Sni, keeps a low profile on her personal life and whereabouts. She graduated from the Durban University of Technology.
Currently, she works as the Deputy Director of the National Department of Higher Education. Nethezeko is the youngest of the siblings and is one year younger than Zama, who was born in 2002. Nethezeko arrived in the world on December 24th, 2003.
Snikiwe had both her elementary and high school studies in schools in the country. She attended the University of Cape Town for her first degree. She began her studies in 2016 and graduated in 2019.
She is the Daughter of Edmund and Brenda Mhlongo
Sni was born to South African actress, singer, and dancer Brenda Mhlongo and her husband Edmund Mhlongo, the founder of K-CAP, now renamed Ekhaya Multi-Arts Center.
The two are successful performers who have been in the industry for over two decades. Brenda and Edmund’s paths crossed for the first time when the former enrolled at K-CAP as a teenager.
From enrolling for performance training at 16, things got serious between Brenda and Edmund, which led to them falling in love and subsequently getting married.
No one is aware of the exact year they got married and how long they dated before marriage. The two were one of Mzansi’s favorite couples for years until 2021, when news broke that the actress had separated from her husband.
The report came as a big shock to the public and highlighted the fact that things can always go wrong between couples, no matter how happy they seem to appear on social media.
The duo’s separation came almost three years after Brenda shared a heart-melting video of Edmund gifting her a brand-new BMW for her 38th birthday. Unverified reports had it that the couple’s marriage had been shaky for a long time due to Brenda’s busy work schedule, which made her move to Johannesburg.
Edmund Allegedly Cheated on Brenda Mhlongo
The crack in the Mhlongos marriage, as gathered, was caused by Edmund’s cheating allegations which went viral in 2021. It is said that the K-CAP founder was seeing another South African woman called Nkosi Mpanza.
The two reportedly met at his academy, and in the mix of things, Nkosi fell pregnant for him after dating on the low for a long time. Edmund is said to have also paid for her lobola secretly.
Actress Brenda has not spoken a word publicly about her estranged husband’s alleged cheating scandal, and the public is not aware of the kind of relationship that exists between Edmund and Nkosi currently.
The latter has supposedly given birth to their baby, and there’s no update on the duo’s relationship.
Snikiwe Mhlongo is an Award-winning Content Creator and Influencer
Snikiwe Mhlongo is a digital content creator and social media influencer. She started her journey in 2016 in her first year at the university. She made her first video with her friend’s phone at the university.
From the year she launched the channel till date, Sni has made numerous videos for her followers. Currently, her YouTube channel has pulled in over 140,000 subscribers.
She also gets paid for every content she makes and posts on her channel. Although it has not been an easy journey, Sni has done well for herself as a YouTuber. In May 2023, she was shortlisted for Influencer of the Year at the Top 16 Youth Owned Brand Awards.
The Durban-born star eventually won the award, recording a commendable milestone in her career as a digital creator. Brenda’s daughter is a social media influencer as well. She promotes people’s products and businesses and gets paid for the publicity.
She Broke Up with Zamani Mbatha for Cheating on Her
Sni and Zamani dated for over five years before they called it quits. No one is aware of how exactly they met.
The public got to figure out that Zamani and Sni could be dating in July 2021 when the pictures the two of them shared on social media indicated that they were in the same place. At that time, none of them cared to affirm or debunk the rumor.
Mhlongo shocked a lot of people in March 2023 when she publicly called out her now-boyfriend for cheating on her with another woman. To validate her claim, she also posted pictures and videos of the actor with another woman.
From the pictures, a woman could be seen lying on a bed while Zamani was in the same room with her, searching for something in the drawer.
Snimhlongo accuses her boyfriend Zamani Mbatha of cheating on her after finding her in bed with another girl . pic.twitter.com/ND3yzvR3mT
— sanelenkosi (@sanelenkosix) March 1, 2023
Her evidence was met with mixed opinions online. While some netizens supported her for exposing her cheating beau, others slammed her for bringing their private matter to the public space.
It was also then that a lot of people realized that Mbatha and Mhlongo had been dating on the low for six years and not three years, as widely believed.
Following the heartbreak, which happens to be Sni’s first heartbreak, the YouTuber decided to move on with her life. She called it quits with the actor and admitted that the betrayal really got to her but that she was still healing.
Sni Mhlongo is Currently Single
Sni is currently not in a relationship that is known to the public. She has not dated any man since her messy breakup, and this could mean that she is still heartbroken.
Netherveless, she is open to love again, as she mentioned recently. The YouTuber shared that she was raised in a very loving family and is willing to give love a chance again if she finds the right man.