Ntando Duma is a South African actress and television personality best known as the presenter on e.tv’s youth programming block, Craz-e, where she has predominantly featured on Craz-e World live. She is also a mother. She is also best known for her portrayal of Zinzi Dandala on e.tv’s soap opera Rhythm City.
She is studying media at Boston Media House, “I’m also in my first year studying media at Boston Media House so there’s that,” as reported on e.tv’s website in May 2015..
She presented Sistahood, Craz-e, and Shizniz. She joined the etv’s Rhythm City as Zinzi Dandala.
In June 2014 Ntando Duma was introduced as the new Craz-e presenter alongside fellow newcomer, Lwandle Mbelu. She had come out triumphant on e.tv’s ‘”Craz-e” Presenter search. “Ntando Duma, is a bright and energetic young lady from Johannesburg. She has her eyes firmly set on growing in the industry. Ntando was a Verification Officer for a company called BEE STRATA before she became Craz-e presenter. Ntando is also a founder of a Youth Development campaign called Inspire A Teen SA,” the June 2014 media reports said.
In May 2015 e.tv revealed via their website that Ntando Duma will be joining the channel’s soap opera, Rhythm City, where she will be portraying the character of “Zinzi Dandala”. On Rhythm City she acts alongside Dumisani Mbebe who portrays he onscreen father “Doc Dandala”, Hlubi Mboya who portrays her onscreen sister “Thandeka Dandala” and Thembi Seete who portrays her onscreen mother “Bongi Diamond” – a faded music star as well as Samkelo Ndlovu who portrays her onscreen father’s love interest, “Lerato”, a rising music star.
She is also a model and she was part of 2015 Soweto fashion week runway.
She is the founder of a foundation called Inspire A Teen SA.
She was raised in Orange Farm in the Gauteng province by her mother and her grandmother. Ntando Duma is one of four children; she has three sibling including her sister, Thando Duma. “I grew up in Orange Farm with my grandmother. We didn’t really have much to go around, so the circumstances did not really allow for any of us to have pocket money or attend expensive schools.
“We managed, however, to have a normal childhood. Like any other child in the street we would play games and didn’t really worry about what was happening at home,” she was quoted by the Sunday World in August 2015.
Ntando Duma’s father left the family when she was three years old and passed away in 2008; according to the Sunday World August 2015 article, she describe the experience as the lowest point in her life.