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DJ Zinhle just announced her pregnancy in the most spectacular fashion - here’s a list of local celebs who came close

TAKING to social media, Zinhle shared a promo video for ‘Unexpected’, set to premier later this month. Picture: Instagram

TAKING to social media, Zinhle shared a promo video for ‘Unexpected’, set to premier later this month. Picture: Instagram

Published Aug 24, 2021


We’ve heard the rumours and glimmers of an expanding bump but never did we imagine DJ Zinhle would take us by surprise by announcing her baby news with a teaser clip for her new reality show to premier on BET Africa later this month.

Taking to social media, Zinhle shared a promo video for Unexpected, set to premier later this month.

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Not giving much away, the Indlovu hitmaker teased fans with what to expect, but many of us were blown away with the final cut scene showing her gently rubbing what appears to be a growing baby bump.

It was definitely unexpected.

Many local celeb mamas who announced their pregnancies have pulled out all the stops, but Zinhle’s pregnancy reveal is probably the most spectacular we’ve witnessed so far.

Coming completely out of left field, the notoriously private celeb decided to share her big news on her terms.

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Below is a list of local celebrities who came close to Zinhle’s pregnancy reveal in the past year.

Gabisile Tshabalala

With the announcement of her second baby, actress Gabisile Tshabalala used a social media campaign to highlight the conversation around pregnant women in the workplace with #SoWhatImPregnant.

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Olympic gold medallist Wayde van Niekerk had much to celebrate on his 29th birthday in July when he shared more exciting news with his 128K Twitter followers.

Taking to the social sharing site, Van Niekerk announced that he and Chesney are having a boy.


“Crazy excited to share with you this amazing news on @Neshney and my birthday.

“Thank you so much for all the support and wishes we truly appreciate you all, and looking forward to share this journey with you,” he wrote above a cartoon image of the couple holding a baby.

Yana Fay Dzedze

South African actor Nyaniso Dzedze and his wife Yana Fay Dzedze announced that they are to become parents by taking to their respective Instagram pages.

The couple shared a black and white photograph of Yana’s baby bump while Nyaniso looks on with admiration and pride.

Babes Wodumo

After months of speculating whether Gqom star Babes Wodumo was pregnant, fans finally put their minds at ease when The Wololo hitmaker took to Instagram to officially announce the birth along with pictures of her and husband Mampintsha’s baby on June 16.

The couple did not officially announce their pregnancy. However it was evident that Babes could be expecting after pictures of her 27th birthday celebration at Eyadini Lounge in uMlazi went viral which clearly showed a baby bump.