Linda Mtoba is a talented award-winning South African actress, known for her captivating performances on both the big and small screens.

Linda initially pursued a career in teaching before transitioning to acting. With a natural flair for the craft, she quickly made a name for herself in the industry, landing prominent roles in popular television shows and movies.

Today, Linda is regarded as one of the most talented actresses in South Africa, admired for her exceptional acting skills and vibrant personality.


Linda Mtoba was born on the 11th of November, 1991 in Umlazi, KwaZulu-Natal. As of 2024, she is 32 years old.


Linda Mtoba was born and raised in KwaZulu Natal and spent her childhood there. Unfortunately, when she was just 13 years old, her father passed away.

From that point on, she and her younger brother were raised by their single mother, Celiwa Mtoba, who later remarried and brought a step-father into their family dynamic.


Although Linda Mtoba has not shared details about her education, she is a certified teacher.

While studying Marketing Management part-time, Linda Mtoba landed her breakthrough role on Isibaya, which steered her towards an acting career.


Linda Mtoba is a professionally trained teacher. She kickstarted her career in education by teaching isiZulu to intermediate-phase students (grades 1 to 5) in KwaZulu-Natal for a year after graduating.

Despite her background in teaching, Linda had a secret passion for acting. Encouraged by her naturally exuberant personality, her friends urged her to audition for Isibaya.

Initially hesitant, Linda decided to give it a try and ended up captivating the audience with her performance, ultimately securing the role of Zama Ngwenya on the show.

Playing the daughter of Judas Ngwenya, a notorious taxi boss played by Menzi Ngubane, and Beauty Ngwenya, her mother played by Thuli Thabethe, Linda quickly made a name for herself in the acting industry.

In 2018, Linda secured another prominent role as Nomonde on the highly acclaimed telenovela The River, where she acted alongside Sindi Dlathu, Moshidi Motshwega, Hlomla Dandala, and Presley Chweneyagae

Besides The River and Isibaya, Linda Mtoba has also starred in the One Night kwa Mxolisi (2021) and The Fashion Hero Presents: A New Kind of Beautiful.

Recently, she bagged a new role on Mzansi Magic’s season two of Isifiso.

Linda Mtoba is going to portray the role of Nokwanda who comes to rock Bazothini’s life.

Besides being an actress and media personality, Linda is also a content curator and a brand ambassador. She is the brand ambassador of Kelso, Edgars Beauty, Samsung, Vaseline and Bernini.


Linda Mtoba is happily married to Steven Meyer. The couple first crossed paths in 2011 at a nightclub and reconnected later on Facebook.

After dating for six years, Steven proposed to Linda in 2017 and she happily accepted.

The couple celebrated their union with a vibrant traditional wedding that took place at Linda’s family home.

After the vibrant traditional wedding, the couple celebrated their union with an even more dazzling white wedding.

Following their nuptials, the newlyweds embarked on a romantic honeymoon to mark the beginning of their marriage journey.

In October 2029, Linda Mtoba and her husband joyfully welcomed their first child, a baby girl.

While the newborn’s actual name has not been publicly announced, Linda affectionately refers to her as “Baby Bean.”

Husband kidnapping incident

In December 2018, Linda Mtoba’s husband Steven Meyer was kidnapped in the KwaZulu-Natal region of South Africa.

He was robbed and then left in the trunk of his car.

About a year after the incident, Linda Mtoba shared her thoughts on social media, pondering what might have happened if one of the kidnappers who hijacked her husband had become angry and used a weapon.

Net Worth

Linda Mtoba has been doing extremely well for herself over the past years. Her net worth has risen and is now believed to be around R800 000.

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