Zandie’s Maskandi single is a hit

Xolile Nkosi

There was a time when Zandie Khumalo-Gumede dreamt of having a big family but all that has changed.

“I’m focusing on me right now, because I am at the peak of my career,” she said.

Family life is going to have to take a backseat while Zandie from Nquthu, Northern KZN is on a mission to pursue her music career.

Speaking to Scrolla.Africa Zandie, who is Kelly Khumalo’s younger sister, said being a mother is a serious job.

“I believe children are a gift from God but I will wait for the right time. Such a commitment will clash with my work schedule,” she said.

And when she does fall pregnant, she hopes to have twins.

“In that way I won’t have to go through pregnancy over and over again.”

Zandie could not be drawn to comment on the recent arrest of a suspect in the Senzo Meyiwa case. 

On the day Senzo was shot, Kelly and her sister Zandi, their mother Ntombi Khumalo, Longwe Twala, Meyiwa’s friends Mthokozisi Thwala and Tumelo Madlala, and Kelly’s then four-year-old son, Christian, and Thingo, Kelly’s daughter with Senzo were all present.

“I will not comment on either Senzo’s murder case or my relationship with Kelly,” she said.

She said when she is not in the studio cooking up music, she is at home cooking up great food for her husband.

“I spend my free time in the kitchen trying out new recipes. That makes my heart sing because I love cooking and baking.”

Recently Zandie released a maskandi single titled Ngijabule Kabi which was well received by maskandi lovers.

“Growing up in rural areas, I always loved maskandi music. I decided to record this song to show people how versatile I can be. I was surprised that it got such a popular reception. I think I’ll do some maskandi songs from time to time,” she said.

“I am recording my second album which will feature at least three maskandi songs.” 

She recently won Best Woman in Arts award in the 2020 Sebenza Women’s Awards. Her album is set to be released early next year.