The stars of Mzansi Magic’s latest hit drama, Isithembiso, have caused quite the stir due to the fact that they share the same surname, with many arguing that in Zulu culture, having the same surname means you’re related somehow.
But there are a number of ZAlebs who share the same surname but aren’t from the same family. Maybe somewhere, somehow, back in the day, their ancestors were related, but as it stands, these ZAlebs merely share a surname but aren’t related.
Khaya and Pallance
Dlamini:Minnie and Leanne (as well as Dr. Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma)
Thabethe:Thando, Thuli and Ayanda
Nomuzi and Bob
Jessica, Mbali and Kenneth
Lillian and Desmond
Siyabonga and Mary
Kenny and Vusi
James Ngcobo and the Maskandi Ngcobo family
Siya and Lucas Radebe
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Linda and Kay
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