Zandile Msutwana is no stranger to anyone who has been following the South African movie industry. The actress rose to fame in the second part of the 2000s, having started her career in her twenties. Zandile has appeared in a generous number of TV and film productions through the years, including the SABC 1 drama series Society, for which she is best known, and the 2009 film White Wedding, which is one of her most acclaimed performances.
The career of Msutwana has always been at the center of almost all discussions about her. However, she attracted the public’s attention when it was alleged that she had an affair with fellow actor, Loyiso MacDonald, who was married at the time. This alleged affair was one reason the actor’s marriage came to an end, even though Loyiso claimed there was no truth to the cheating allegation.
Quick Profile of Zandile Msutwana
- Date of Birth: 6 July 1979
- Age: 42 years old
- Place of Birth: King William’s Town, Eastern Cape, South Africa
- Career: Actress
- Boyfriend: Loyiso MacDonald (Alleged)
The Actress is Currently 42 Years Old
On 6 July 1979 in King William’s Town, Eastern Cape, Zandile Msutwana was born, which means that she is currently 42 years old. She graduated from the University of Cape Town in 2001 when she was 22 years old with a Performers Diploma in Speech and Drama.
As stated, she began her acting career when she was still in her 20s. Zandile had already made stage appearances by this time, and she was regarded as a stage and film actress. While she was still in the University, she appeared in a few productions, including Trojan Women and King Lear.
She started acting professionally in 2007. She was 28 years old when she landed the lead role in the aforementioned SABC 1’s drama series Society. At 34, she became the main character in Zabalaza, where she acted alongside Loyiso MacDonald. She has since appeared in many more films and TV productions, many of which were successful.
She Was Accused Of Causing Loyiso MacDonald’s Divorce
In 2016, it emerged that there were what now seems to be permanent cracks in what used to be the beautiful marriage of Loyiso MacDonald and his wife at the time, Luphiwo. Reports alleged that the actor had been cheating on his wife for a while, and she had found out and was heading for the divorce door.
At the center of the entire saga was none other than most people’s favorite actress, Zandile Msutwana, who was not only 6 years older than the actor but knew he was married. According to reports, Luphiwo MacDonald suspects that her husband was cheating on her, but she did not find out until much later when she realized that he was allegedly sleeping with Zandile.
The irony was that both Zandile and Loyiso had appeared together on the TV show, Zabalaza, where they played the roles of lovers Ray and Lindiwe. It was here, in 2016, that the first allegation that the two are having an affair started. Rumor mills had it that they were so much in love that they brought it on set and seemed unable to get their hands off each other.
Initially, it was claimed that Loyiso tried to resist Zandile when she started throwing herself at him because he loved his wife, but he later gave in to her advances. They were reportedly seen in and around Foursquare, where the actress lived.
After the TV show, they met again on The Queen‘s set, where they were said to have maintained their relationship. The report was that the actor’s wife later found out, and she followed them on set where she caused a scene. At that point, the marriage had hit the rock, which allegedly led to the once lovely couple’s divorce.
Loyiso MacDonald Cleared The Air On The Alleged Affair With Zandile Msutwana
Although Zandile Msutwana did not give so much attention to the reports, Loyiso came out to state that the report that went viral in 2020 was actually culled from an article written in 2016, and it was all fake news. He insisted that the whole thing was not true, but when his wife heard the rumor, she thought it was true before he cleared things up with her.
According to the actor, he once had an experience with a drunk journalist who told him not to have hard feelings when they make reports about him because when they don’t find any news, they will manufacture anything just for the clicks. Hence, he opined that fake news was all about the clicks for media people.
He claimed that his marriage was already broken at the time of the alleged incident, but they were still working on fixing things. However, it is unknown if the cheating allegations were what finally nailed the coffins on the marriage.
Loyiso revealed that he met his wife when he was a very young man and yet to discover himself fully. She made the first move on Facebook, and he fell for her. When they got married, he was 24 while she was only 22 years old. He said as they continued to grow, they realized that they were two different people who had two different priorities but didn’t hate each other, suggesting that this was what ended the marriage.
Her Love Life Is Still Not Very Clear
Before her alleged relationship with Loyiso MacDonald, the delectable actress was previously linked to actor Kabomo Vilakazi who has gained fame for some roles, including in Zabalaza, Sink, and Seriously Single. According to sources, the actress was still dating Vilakazi when she met MacDonald, and she dumped the former for the latter. Needless to say, neither Zandile nor Vilakazi has come out to comment on the alleged relationship.
Apart from this, Zandile, who is notoriously private about her personal life, has not been linked to anyone else, neither has Loyiso. According to sources, the two might still be dating as they had sustained since 2016 when they were first linked to each other. More so, until recently, when Zandile was temporarily dropped from The Queen due to an injury she suffered, the two have been both on the show and working together.
They are believed to still be in love as neither of them has been seen with anyone else since then, and what is more, there have been no talks of getting married from either of them. All these remain speculations as they have not come out to give any credence to the reports.