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Sophie Ndaba Biography – Sophie Ndaba Wiki
Sophie Ndaba is a South African actress, model and event organizer. She played Queen Moroka in the soap Generations in 1993. In 2016, she was a guest judge in the final Miss South Africa 2016 beauty pageant.
Before landing her role in Generations, she starred in the Class of 92 and Egoli. Her other TV appearances include Yizo Yizo, Soul City, Isidingo, and High Rollers.
She has won several acting awards over the years. She was honored with a Duku Duku Award for “Best Soap Actress” in 2003 and a Golden Horn Award for “Best Comic Actor” in 2009.
She completed high school in Zimbabwe after which she pursued her modeling career. Her mother sent her to an orphanage in Zimbabwe so that she could get a better education than what was available in apartheid South Africa.
Sophie is also a popular event and wedding planner. She started her business nearly two decades ago. She has planned several celebrity weddings.
Sophie Ndaba Age
She was born in Soweto, South Africa, on June 29, 1972. She is 47 years.
Sophie Ndaba Husband
She got married to her husband who is a businessman Max Lichaba in 2017. She met Max through his brothers. He proposed to her a few times before she finally said yes. Since their marriage, she has been known as Sophie Lichaba. Her husband is one of her biggest supporters and defended when people claimed she was dying of HIV because of her weight loss.
“I admire her for choosing to lose weight, changing her eating habits… I also pray that she keeps fighting for life and never care what people are saying on social media about her… But if she dies they’ll post “diabetes is real guys” but they can’t support her now whilst alive,” he wrote on Instagram.
Max is the third husband of Sophie. She was previously married to actor Themba Ndaba (1994–2007) and bishop Keith Harrington (2011-2013).
Sophie Ndaba Children
She has two children, Rudo Ndaba and Lwandle Ndaba with her ex-husband Themba Ndaba. She adopted her niece, Shallon Ndaba after her sister Tiny Mphasane died over 25 years ago.
Sophie Ndaba Parents
She is the daughter of Solly Mphasane. She also has a sibling called Tiny Mphasane.
Sophie Ndaba Weight Loss
She had a dramatic weight loss in 2018. She had been steadily losing weight over the past years, but her slimmer frame caused some alarm with some questioning whether she had anorexia. She admitted that she lost a lot of weight but she loved her new look.
“For people to say it’s too much, I don’t really care. See, I can say I need one more kilo, for someone else they may say, ‘hai this person needs 10 kilos’. No, my decision is that when I am happy, I am happy. I am happy and I feel fantastic,” she told Thando Thabethe during an interview on 5FM’s Thaboothy Drive show.
Sophie Ndaba Wedding
Her wedding to Max Lichaba was in Italy in December, 2017. They then celebrated their honeymoon in France. Thereafter, they held a traditional wedding for close family and friends in South Africa a few months later after their wedding.
Sophie Ndaba Death Rumours
It is not the first time Sophie has had to deal with death rumors. In October 2018, a rumour about her death was also sparked by a social media user who claimed the news broke on the Expresso show – the rumour turned out to be false and Expresso issued a statement distancing themselves from the inception of the rumour.
She has once again spoke out to address rumors of her death.
She took to Instagram to share this heartbreaking message:
“Hi darlings, It’s heartbreaking to read messages that I’m dead. It’s the second time this year this has happened and it’s extremely traumatic to my family friends and especially my kids. To address the rumors I’m alive and kicking and God willing I’m not going anywhere anytime soon.”
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Hi darlings, It’s heartbreaking to read messages that I’m dead. It’s the second time this year this has happened and it’s extremely traumatic to my family friends and especially my kids. To address the rumors I’m alive and kicking and God willing I’m not going anywhere anytime soon. 💖😘
Sophie’s husband, Max Lichaba, also shared his frustration about his wife’s death rumors.
Sophie Ndaba Illness
Her fans became concerned about her health when a picture surfaced of her looking frail. Some went as far as to say she had an illness, with many speculating that she had HIV or cancer. She revealed in an emotional post that she had diabetes and was heartbroken by the hateful comments she received about her body.
“Some people sadden me because I have lost both my parents through diabetes, I nursed them so I know this killer disease. It’s real. No joke. Our fellow sisters and brothers commit suicide because of the pressure of what you negative heartless people think. I stopped worrying about what any negative person thinks long ago,” she wrote on her Instagram page.
Sophie Ndaba House
Her husband bought her dream house in April 2019. He took to Instagram to share a picture of their new mansion.
“It’s such a great feeling as Man to buy your Wife her dream Home. She said “this is where I want to live ” this is the house I want. I obliged. She deserves it!! Anything for my amazing Wife. She treats Me like a King after all,” he wrote.
Sophie Ndaba Twitter
Sophie Ndaba Instagram
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Happy Sunday Angel’s!! Early this week we launched #HashtagsAfrica #Avanti This coming week is a week of unpacking other projects. All I can say is thank you for your continued support. I cant be loved by all but I know those that do are there for life. I love you more than words can express. I’m shining in my spirit. I thank God for this new beginning and restoration.. New Me, New shows, New Projects, I’m just happy!!!!😍 #ImWithSophie #GodsFavouriteDaughter