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House of Zwide

House of Zwide cast is the list of actors and their real names in the South African soap opera. The television serial follows the story of a fashionable Johannesburg family who went from grass to the top. They bring high drama as they climb the ladders of the pitiless fashion industry.

House of Zwide contrasts 2 worlds and 2 families including the Molapo family who is based in Tembisa. The other family Zwide family who lives in Rosebank is known for being fashionable.

Funani Zwide (Vusi Kunene) is the founder and owner of House of Zwide. He is one of the most influential fashionistas in the country. He is married to Faith Zwide (Winnie Ntshaba) who is very supportive. Uncle Molefe (Motlatsi Mafatshe) brings moments of humor to the show.

The Godfather, Isaac, played by Jeffrey Sekele is a kind gangster and was a former Umkhonto we Sizwe veteran. He participated in the wild hostel wars in the mid-nineties. However, Isaac has a family he loves so much and cares about. He is married to Rea (Matshepo Maleme) and they have two daughters.

Rea hides a heavy secret, Ona is not her daughter. The secret burdens her the more after her husband reveals the identity of Ona. Lazarus, played by Khaya Dladla, is Zwide’s life-long confidant. He handles the interpretation and execution of his designs.

The no-nonsense personality is obsessed with neatness and order. He always appears perfectly clean. Young fashion designer Ona Molapo (Nefisa Mkhabela) and Shoki (Shalate Sekhabi), her BFF, join heads together to navigate the world of fashion.

Together, they conquer and overcome challenges that they encounter on their way. Zanele Zwide (Londeka Mchunu) is the daughter of Faith and Funani and the apple of her father’s eye.  She is a social media influencer and has begun to prove herself very relevant in the family. She spends most of her time on Instagram

Wanda Zuma (Nkosi Zwide) is the firstborn son of Funani and Faith and the Crown prince of the Zwide family. Sandile, played by Paballo Mavundla, is among the three interns at House of Zwide.

Villainous De Villiers, played by Noah Cohen, is the classic ‘ruthless businessman’. Although he appears very neat, he doesn’t mind doing the dirty job.


Created by

  • BOMB and a VideoVision Entertainment and BOMB co-production


  • Maqubool Mahomed
  • Thabo Boom

Executive producers

  • Desireé Markgraaf
  • Anant Singh


  • Adze Ugah
  • Angus Gibson
  • Phiwe Mkhanzi
  • Catherine Stewart.
  • Head writer
  • Sydney Dire

Writing team

  • Catherine Stewart
  • Ephraim Sitsha
  • Glenrose Ndlovu
  • Londeka Mchunu


  • Philip Miller
  • Lalela Music
  • Sheer Music
  • Jeremy Briers
  • 1020 Cartel/ATM
  • Mfanafuthi Ruff Nkosi

House of Zwide Cast

Real names Cast list
Vusi Kunene Funani Zwide
Nandi Nyembe MaZwide
Thandy Matlaila Virginia
Ernest Ndlovu Zachariah
Sophie Ndaba Guest Celebrity
Nunu Khumalo Young Faith
Sello Sebotsane Detective Jonas
Karabo Magongwa Keletso
Andile Mbatha Bra Carter
Nefisa Mkhabela Ona Molapo
Noah Cohen De Villiers
Sikelelwa Vuyeleni Nambitha
Paballo Mavundla Sandile
Matshepo Maleme Rea Molapo
Wanda Zuma Nkosi Zwide
Londeka Mchunu Zanele Zwide
Lwazi Mthembu Nomsa
Motlatsi Mafatshe Uncle Molefe
Shalate Sekhabi Shoki
Khaya Dladla Lazarus
Winnie Ntshaba Faith Zwide
Jeffrey Sekele Isaac