Zondwa Njokweni

Location: Johannesburg
 English, Xhosa, Zulu
 British (RP)
Height: 158cm
Eyes: Brown

Zondwa Njokweni is 34 -year-old actress, song writer and poet from a small township known as Ezibeleni in Komani - Eastern Cape. She studied drama at the Stellenbosch University and graduated in 2009 with a degree in Bachelor of Arts (Drama).

In 2010 she got her first role as Juliet in Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet directed by Roy Sargeant. In 2011 she was selected to be one of six actors employed by the Siyasanga Cape Town Theatre Company, in which she played Lucky in [Waiting for Godot] a self-researched character; Honey, a prostitute in [CA 12 -6] and multiple characters in a community development play [Bedrock].

In 2012 she played the role of Hermia in Shakespeare’s [A Midsummer Night's Dream] directed by Fred Abrahamse at Artscape Theatre which later that year was also in the Main Program of The National Arts Festival in Makhanda.

In 2013 she acted at the Cape Town annual Shakespeare festival - Maynardville as Dorotea in Shakespeare’s lost play [Cardenio].  She was featured in the movie "A Long Walk to Freedom" directed by Justin Chadwick.

In 2015, Zondwa played Nomusa in a supporting role in the film ‘Amandla’

She is was also on the 2nd Season of Ring of Lies. She also played a supporting role on Diamond City.

Acting is my first love, but as an artist my talents and abilities are not only limited to one art form.  I am also a poet, writer, podcaster, and I sing. My passion in essence lies in creating new art. I am a lover of fashion and I am very dedicated to art and have a very strong work ethic. I am constantly striving to be a better artist.  I believe in qualitative work.  Through my art, I hope to help contribute to making our country a better place to live, by (amongst other things) ending the scourge of poverty.

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