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Akhona Makalima Zennnith: Biography, Education, Family, Net Worth, Referee

Akhoma Makalima Zennith biography

Akhona Makalima Zennith is a South African 1famous football referee, model, and events manager who bought her name from her involvement in sports mostly. Here is her full and updated biography/profile, net worth, relationship status, education, Early life, and more.


She was born on 27th March, 1988 in South Africa and her aka names are Babes Wempempe. She is born to Mrs. Vuyokazi and her step father is Mbuyisa Dalasile both of South Africa and her grandfather is Robert Makalima in South Africa too.

Education Background

She attended school and graduated with a Diploma in Human Resources and attended various schools that include Kings Hintsa FET College. Other schools are Msobomvu Secondary School, Butterworth.


Akhona Makalima Zennith is mostly known for her refereeing career and she is listed as an international referee by the football governing body, FIFA since 2014. She officiates for FIFA, Premier Soccer League (PSL), South African Football Association (SAFA), and SASOL Women’s League and she is among the few African women referees that are famous.

She qualified for the FET provincial team and shortly became the assistant captain, but her career as a football player was short. She returned home after her Diploma and started playing for Ilitha FC.

Akhona Makalima Zennith

Akhona Makalima Zennith blew her first whistle as a referee in August 2011 at Chris Hani memorial tournament in Eziphunzana in East London. Some of the other match that she has well officiated is that which was between Chippa United and Kaizer Chiefs at Dukashe stadium.

After her refereeing course, she officially started to officiate the former Vodacom League for the 2012/13 season. She applied for PSL at first and she failed the Men’s fitness test, and she never gave up until she was admitted in PSL.

She is the only female referee that will officiate AFCON 2024 matches. And she officiated the Nigeria Vs Guinea Bissau match.

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Female referee Yonela Mahamba was the first female referee Akhona Makalima Zennith saw and inspired her to become a referee too.

Family/Personal Life

Akhona Makalima Zennith is a single mother who gave birth at her age of 17. She has one child and doesnt have a husband as of now.

Net Worth

Akhona Makalima Zennith net worth is estimated to be around $200k – $300k considering her refereeing career, modeling access and her being an events manager.