Nonka’s real name is Thuthuka Mthembu. She became popular for her role as Nonkanyiso from the South African television soapie Uzalo.

Thuthuka was born on the 28th of October 1999 thus she is 20years old . She was inspired to pursue acting by Connie Ferguson who played Karabo Moroka on the old Generations cast.

She is currently doing her third year, majoring in Writing and Directing. She dreams of having her own company where she will be writing, producing and directing her own ideas.

Nonka was raised by a single mother. She is also spiritual thus she believes that the key to all areas of life is prayer.


In an interview she confessed that she loved the character Nonka as the storyline was actually a reality for many households in South Africa.

She is an activist at heart and she is inspired by the youths of 1976. Thuthuka plans on taking major roles in her career and on the international playing field.

Nonka looks up to popular female households such as Oprah Winfrey, Beyonce, Bonang Matheba and Nomzamo Mbatha