Khombi Phetla

Khombi Sangweni Phetla biography, age and children.

Khombi Phetla
Khombi Sangweni Phetla

Khombi Phetla is a South African actress best known as Aunty Thandi on Scandal. Here is her real age and how many children does she have. Let’s read more about her personal experience below.

Biography of Khombi Phetla

Name: Khombi Phetla
Age: 60 years old
Date of birth: 2 February 1963
Place of birth: Hammasdale in Durban KwaZulu Natal.
Nationality: South African
Occupation: Actress, Language advisor and Voice over artist.
Gender: Female
Known as: Aunty Thandi on Scandal

Early life of Khombi Phetla

Khombi Phetla originally comes from Hammasdale in Durban KwaZulu, South Africa. She was born in 1963 on 2nd of February. As of 2023, she is 60 years old. Not much is known about her childhood. Khombi is married woman who was blessed with approximately 3 to 2 children. She always post  pictures of her children on social media. One of her daughter graduated recently. There is also a son whom she adores so much. It seems that her son is the first born. Khombi Phetla is still married to her long time lover, the father of her children.

Educational background.

She attended Ukusa High School. Later she enrolled to study at University of Natal Scottsville.

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According to LinkedIn, she worked at SABC3 Kwabutho Primary School and as Programme acceptance manager at SABC. She started acting in 1990s. Her breakthrough into acting began after she appeared on Ubambo Lwami. There she potrayed a character as Dudu. Then after she appeared on “The Lion King” cartoons where she voice over the character Nala.

In 2021, she appeared on The River where she acted as Thutukile, Njavulo’s mother. Thutukile travelled to town for her son’s wedding and Lobola. After one year offscreen, she got another chance to play a character of evil aunty. She bagged the role from Scandal as Aunty Thandi.

The actress plays a crook aunt on Scandal!, Thandi, alongside her homeboy, Xolani Ncobeni from Durban, who plays the role of uncle Dan.

Khombi Sangweni Phetla
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