A full biography of Cynthia Shange

A full biography of Cynthia Shange

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Cynthia Shange Biography:

Cynthia Shange is one of South Africa’s most recognizable faces owing to her modeling and acting careers.

Age: She was born in the year 1949 in the Lamontville region of Durban, KwaZulu-Natal.

She got into modeling in the year 1970 and was successful almost immediately. She won the title of Miss Natal. This afforded her the opportunity to enter and win in the Miss South Africa competition, securing the title of Miss Black South Africa.

Cynthia Shange successes in 1972:

Cynthia Shange represented South Africa at the Miss World competition as Miss South Africa.

However, she does not get invitations to the anniversary or other functions of the Miss South Africa pageant and she is not worried about it. During her era, South Africa had separate Black and white representatives before being expelled altogether from the Miss World competition in the year 1976. In her own words: They never invite me to Miss SA pageants. I was with Miss Africa South and not Miss SA, maybe they take it as a different title. I am turning 70 years old next year so my mind is on other things. I’m not concerned right now about beauty pageants.

She later moved on to join the Shaka Zulu cast in 1986 where she played Mkabi in the five-part miniseries

Cynthia Shange’s most recent notable role was when she played the mother to Thandaza from Muvhango on SABC2. Her character’s name was MaNkosi Buthelezi.

Cynthia Shange family life:

She has four children, namely Banele, Sihle, Archie, and Nonle Thema. Yes, the one and only Nonle Thema is Cynthia Shange’s daughter.

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