But she didn't start her studies in drama, she first went to Berea Tech to study civil engineering, but she couldn't finish it because of financial challenges at home.
Growing up, Zonke had no intention of becoming an actress. All she ever wanted to do was to dance. In an interview with Daily Sun, Zonke said it was impossible for her to dance, because there were few opportunities in her village. She used to watch Jika Majika and Sarafina so that she could dance like them.
The multi-talented actress met Duma kaNdlovu, a television producer and director of Muvhango and Uzalo - through Uzalo's, as she was one of the singers on Uzalo's church choir.
Duma kaNdlovu told her about the Imani role and encouraged her to audition for Muvhango. She got the Imani role after, multiple screen tests.
1. Zonke Mchunu is 28 years old. She was born in a village of Maphumulo in Stanger, KwaZulu Natal.
2. Zonke's full name is Siziwe Ntombizonke Mchunu.
3. She met Duma kaNdlovu at a workshop.
4. She currently plays the role of Imani Nkosi on Muvhango.
5. She joined the soapie in 2015, as Imani Nkosi - Thandaza's cousin from KwaZulu Natal.
6. She studied drama and theatre at Durban University of Technology.
7. Zonke got her first acting job as an extra on Uzalo.
8. She was raised by her mother, her father died when she was only 11 years old.
9. Her mother worked as a cleaner at her former high school.
10. Zonke Mchunu is also a dancer.
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