Nolubabalo Nobanda – Bio, Age, Facts, Family of SA Drug Mule

Nolubabalo Nobanda

Nolubabalo Nobanda (born in 1989) is a South African Controversial Personality based in Grahamstown, South Africa. However, she hit the headlines of the African news channels on December 12, 2011.

Nolubabalo Nobanda South African citizen accused in the Drugs case in Bangkok in 2011

The police noticed something unusual substance in her hair. Nobanda found near the Qatar Airways flight. She caught with 650 gm cocaine mixed with baking powder in the Bangkok airport. Then, she served her punishment in prison for 7 years.

On the other hand, the court gave her 15-year punishment. She released from jail and reached to her hometown. All these things possible are due to her good behavior.

She touched the ground of the Tambo International Airport on September 19, 2019, and became emotional. Apart from that, she cooperated with the immigration officers.


Early Life, Parents, Childhood & Siblings

Nolubabalo Nobanda Biography

Nolubabalo Nobanda was born to her parents in 1989 (age 30 years old in 2019) in Grahamstown, South Africa. Her father was a worker in a factory of Cape Town. Furthermore, Nobanda’s mother worked in a school as a cleaner.

She faced financial difficulties in her life. However, she forced to leave her school education. They did not have any money to pay the fees. Her elder brothers and sisters joined laborers in her farmlands. She recognized by her nickname in the public i.e. Babsie.


Real Full Birth NameNolubabalo "Babsie" Nobanda.
Nick nameNolubabalo.
ProfessionControversial Personality.
In The News ForReleased from the Bangkok jail and served punishment for illegal possession of drugs.
Age (As of 2019)30 years old.
Date of Birth (DOB), Birthday1989.
Birthplace/HometownGrahamstown, South Africa.
NationalitySouth African.
EthnicitySouth African.
Sexuality (Gay or Lesbian)Straight.
Sun Sign (Zodiac Birth Sign)Not Available.
Current ResidenceGrahamstown (South Africa).
Physical Statistics
Height (Tall)Feet & Inches: 5' 4".
Centimeters: 163 cm.
Meters: 1.63 m.
WeightKilograms: 55 Kg.
Pounds: 121 lbs.
Shoe Size (UK)6.5
Eye ColorBlack.
Hair ColorBlack.
ParentsFather: Not Known.
Mother: Will Update Soon.
Personal Life Relationship
Marital StatusUnmarried.
Highest QualificationHigh School Cleared.
SchoolHigh School in Grahamstown.


Some Lesser Known Facts about Nolubabalo Nobanda

Nolubabalo Nobanda Ethnicity & Age

  • However, her Nigerian friend allured her to be in illegal activities.
  • She went with her to Brazil and took the hair products.
  • Nolubabalo Nobanda did not have any idea related to the drugs.
  • Furthermore, she asked to deliver the 1.4 kg of cocaine to the customer in Bangkok’s hotel.
  • The immigration and narcotics department caught the other culprits involved in it.
  • Babsie released from the Bangkok prison in August 2019.
  • She then reached to the Immigration Detention Center for further processing.

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  • Hank Vanstaen who is Belgian based Thai resident helped her in her tough time.
  • Nobanda discussed her suspicious friend Thando Pendu.
  • However, Pendu used the innocent people in human trafficking and freed in May 2019 under the royal pardon.
  • Vanstaen’s job is of help and supports the innocent South African people who stuck in any criminal cases.



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