Mbali

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.

Dladla:

Khaya and Pallance

Khaya and Pallance Dladla
instagram.com

Dlamini:

Minnie and Leanne (as well as Dr. Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma)
Minnie Dlamini and Leanne Dlamini
instagram.com

Thabethe:

Thando, Thuli and Ayanda
Thando, Thuli and Ayanda Thabethe
instagram.com

Mabena:

Nomuzi and Bob

Nomuzi and Bob Mabena
vuzu.dstv.com

Nkosi:

Jessica, Mbali and Kenneth

Jessica, Mbali and Kenneth Nkosi
instagram.com

Lillian and Desmond

Lillian and Desmond Dube
twitter.com

Twala:

Siyabonga and Mary

Siyabonga and Mary Twala
tvsa.co.za

Kenny and Vusi

Kenny and Vusi Kunene
twitter.com

James Ngcobo and the Maskandi Ngcobo family

ngcobo
Instagram/@ihhashielimhlophe
Ngcobo
Instagram/@MarketTheatre

Ngema:

Simphiwe Ngema and Mbongeni Ngema

Simphiwe Ngema
Instagram/@SimzNgema
Ngema3
Facebook/@MbongeniNgema

Radebe:

Siya and Lucas Radebe

Siya Radebe
Instagram/@SiyaRadebe
Lucas Radebe2
Facebook/LucasRadebe

Sibiya:

Linda and Kay 

Linda
twitter/@lindasibiya
#MCM: Inside Kay Sibiya's closed
Instagram.com/kay_sibiya

Main Image Credit: Instagram/@Mbali_Nks/@JessicaNkosi