Sophie Ndaba

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Sophie Lichaba
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Sophie Mphasane

(1973-06-29) June 29, 1973 (age 48)
Other namesSophie Ndaba
  • Actor
  • model
  • event organiser
Years active1992 – present
  • (m. 1998⁠–⁠2007)
  • Max Lichaba
    (m. 2017)
Partner(s)Keith Harrington (2011–2013)
  • Rudo Ndaba
  • Lwandle Ndaba

Sophie Lichaba (born 29 June 1973),[1] née Mphasane, formerly Sophie Ndaba, is a South African actress. She played Queen Moroka in the soap Generations.[2] In 2016, she was guest judge in the final Miss South Africa 2016 beauty pageant.


She completed high school in Zimbabwe,[3] after which she pursued her modeling career. Her mother sent her to an orphanage in Eastlea, Harare, Zimbabwe so she could get a better education than what was available in apartheid South Africa.[4]

Personal life[edit]

Lichaba's father, Solly Mphasane, died in 2016.[5][6] She suffers from diabetes.[7] With her former husband, Themba Ndaba, she has two children, Rudo and Lwandle. She adopted her niece, Shallon Ndaba, following the death of her sister, Tiny Mphasane.[1] She married Max Lichaba in 2017.[8] In late 2018, Lichaba was the victim of a rumour, which claimed that she had died.[7][9]


  • Duku Duku Award for “Best Soap Actress” in 2003[1]
  • Golden Horn Award for “Best Comic Actor” in 2009[1]
  • Woman Of Inspiration Award[10]



  1. ^ a b c d "Sophie Ndaba Biography: Weight loss, Illness, Age, Husband, Children". ZAlebs. Africa New Media Group. 13 September 2013. Retrieved 2020-03-23.
  2. ^ "Sophie Ndaba". Retrieved 27 November 2021.
  3. ^ [1][dead link]
  4. ^ Chidavaenzi, Phillip (September 2015). "Fashion keeps me young – Sophie Ndaba". Newsday. Retrieved 2020-03-23.
  5. ^ "Sophie Ndaba still believes in love". Entertainment SA. 2017. Retrieved 2020-03-23.
  6. ^ "Sophie Ndaba reflects on losing her dad six weeks ago". SowetanLIVE. Arena Holdings. 4 November 2016. Retrieved 2020-03-23.
  7. ^ a b Thakurdin, Karishma (31 October 2018). "Sophie Ndaba on death rumours: 'We have hearts & feel pain too. It's enough now'". TimesLIVE. Arena Holdings. Retrieved 2020-03-23.
  8. ^ Winters, Hope (2017-12-11). "Sophie Ndaba secretly weds third husband in Italy". All4Women. Retrieved 2019-05-22.
  9. ^ "Sophie Lichaba opens up about going to the emergency room during Covid-19". Retrieved 27 November 2021.
  10. ^ "Sophie Ndaba", Women of inspiration, Cape Town, 2010. Retrieved on 3 October 2014.

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