5 local celebs and their famous parents

Johannesburg – It’s easy to see why these celebrities are so successful at what they do – it’s in their blood. 

Check out our list of 5 celebs and their famous parents. You know what they say, the apple doesn’t fall far from the tree. 

1. Nonhle Thema & Cynthia Shange

Ever wondered where Nonhle got that gorgeous smile from? Her mom, Cynthia Shange is a former model/beauty queen, now famous for her role as Mankosi in Muvhango

2. Maps Maponyane & Marks Maponyane

Maps Maponyane’s dad, Marks, is a legendary South african soccer star who made a name for himself as the top goal scorer for Kaizer Chiefs to date. 

3. Mo-T and Banza Kgasoane 

Mi Casa band member, Mo-T followed in his dads footsteps when he took up the trumpet as a kid. His father, Banza Kgasoane was one of the founding members and trumpeter for iconic SA band, Mango Groove. 

4. Dineo Moeketsi & KG Moeketsi

Although she has made her own mark on the entertainment industry, Dineo Moeketsi had a great role model growing up. Her mom is celebrated radio host Kgomosto “KG” Moeketsi. 

5. Somizi Mhlongo & Mary Twala

We’ve seen her play many roles in both film and television for years, including that of Sarafina’s grandmother, but did you know that Mary Twala also plays the role of choreographer Somizi Mhlongo’s mother? 

(Photos: Instagram/Gallo Images) 

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