Zinhle Mavasa

Actress Zinhle Mavasa was in a car accident the day after losing her baby. Image via @official_akeelahzinhle/Instagram

Actress Zinhle Hlamalani Mavasa ‘not responding to treatment’

‘Giyani: Land of Blood’ actress Zinhle Mavasa suffered a stroke due to stress, depression and alleged abuse at the hands of her partner.

Zinhle Mavasa

Actress Zinhle Mavasa was in a car accident the day after losing her baby. Image via @official_akeelahzinhle/Instagram

The sister of Giyani: Land of Blood actress, Zinhle Hlamalani Mavasa, has giving an update on her condition after her family revealed that she is fighting for her life in ICU (Intensive Care Unit).

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Tintswalo Mavasa told Daily Sun that Mavasa hasn’t been responding to the treatment after suffering a stroke.

“Eish, she’s still not responding to medical but praying for the best.

“There has to be an operation for her heart. According to doctors, her heart looks like it suffered a lot,” Tintswalo said.

She also said that she believes her sister will pull through because she is a fighter.


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

“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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Zinhle Hlamalani Mavasa
Actress Zinhle Hlamalani Mavasa. Image via Twitter @phil_mphela


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.

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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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.

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 her first baby.