Zinhle Hlamalani Mavasa

Actress Zinhle Hlamalani Mavasa. Image via Twitter @phil_mphela

Actress Zinhle Mavasa is fighting for her life in ICU

The family of ‘Giyani: Land of Blood’ actress Zinhle Hlamalani Mavasa are asking for prayers and support after the new mom suffered a stroke.

Zinhle Hlamalani Mavasa

Actress Zinhle Hlamalani Mavasa. Image via Twitter @phil_mphela

Giyani: Land of Blood actress Zinhle Hlamalani Mavasa has suffered a stroke.


The media personality’s family announced in a statement on Thursday, 1 June, that she is fighting for her life in ICU – Zimoja reports.

“It is with extreme sadness that we acknowledge the sickness of our beloved daughter,” the Mavasa family said.

“The actress, professionally known for playing the character of Matimba on Giyani- Land Of Blood suffered a stroke while alone in the house at midnight on Monday. The stroke affected her ability to speak, write and read.”

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According to Mavasa’s family, the stroke was caused by stress and depression.

“The reason for the stroke is stress caused by the ex-partner. She suffered from depression and stress alone without sharing with anyone,” said her family.

The family further asked for prayers and support during this difficult time as the actress is the breadwinner.

Mavasa’s sister, Tintswalo, alleged that the actress suffered physical abuse at the hands of her baby’s father.

“During her pregnancy, she went through a lot with her partner. He used to physically abuse her and there’s proof of that,” she says.

“She gave birth to his child. Everything was fine, and I even registered the baby with his surname. After a few weeks, he claimed that the baby wasn’t his. He asked for the baby’s DNA and it came back 99.9%. Her baby is now two months old. Her health is bad because of him,” she concludes.

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Zinhle Mavasa
Actress Zinhle Mavasa. Image via @official_akeelahzinhle/Instagram


Mavasa is also still mourning the death of her son who passed at 17 months son in June last year.

“My baby passed away from lung disease and brain damage,” she told Drum Magazine at the time.

“He was born with lung disease, but I thought he was going to live longer. I had faith I would see him go to high school and university, but God had other plans,” she continued.

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Things got worse for the actress when she was involved in a car crash that left her vehicle written-off a day after her son’s death.

Her son’s passing came two years after she lost her mother and another baby.