Mzwanele Zito

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Mzwanele Zito
Full name Mzwanele Richman Zito
Date of birth (1988-11-23) 23 November 1988 (age 30)
Place of birth Uitenhage, South Africa
Height 1.95 m (6 ft 5 in)
Weight 108 kg (238 lb; 17 st 0 lb)
School Solomon Mahlangu High School
University Boland College
Rugby union career
Position(s) Lock
Current team Carcassonne
Youth Career
2006 Eastern Province Kings
2007–2009 Western Province
Amateur team(s)
Years Team Apps (Points)
2011–2013 NMMU Madibaz 21 (0)
Senior career
Years Team Apps (Points)
2013 Eastern Province Kings 1 (0)
2013–2015 SWD Eagles 47 (30)
2016–2017 Griquas 21 (10)
2017 Southern Kings 9 (0)
2017 Eastern Province Kings 4 (0)
2017–present Carcassonne 23 (15)
Correct as of 22 April 2018
National team(s)
Years Team Apps (Points)
2006 South Africa Under-19
Correct as of 22 April 2018

Mzwanele Richman Zito (born 23 November 1988) is a South African rugby union player, currently playing with Carcassonne in the French Pro D2.[1] His regular position is lock.


He played for the Eastern Province Kings in the 2006 Under-18 Academy Week and was included in the South Africa squad that competed in the Confederation of African Rugby Under–18 tournament. He joined Western Province and played for them at Under–19 and Under–21 level. Despite being included in their squad for the 2009 Vodacom Cup, he did not make an appearance.

He then played for the NMMU Madibaz in the 2011, 2012 and 2013 Varsity Cup competitions, which earned him a call-up to the Eastern Province Kings 2013 Vodacom Cup squad. He made his debut against Free State XV.[2]

After the 2013 Vodacom Cup season, he signed a two-year contract with the SWD Eagles prior to the 2013 Currie Cup First Division.[3]


He joined Kimberley-based side Griquas for the 2016 season.[4]


He moved to France to join Pro D2 side Carcassonne as a medical joker in August 2017.[5]


  1. ^ "SA Rugby Player Profile – Mzwanele Zito". South African Rugby Union. Retrieved 1 June 2016.
  2. ^ "Eastern Province Kings team named against Free State". 4 April 2013. Retrieved 4 April 2013.
  3. ^ Gerber, Jeremy (9 May 2013). "4 van NMMU nou Arende". Die Son (in Afrikaans). Media24. Archived from the original on 13 January 2014. Retrieved 15 May 2013.
  4. ^ "VS o.21-losskakel beskikbaar vir Griekwas". Netwerk24 (in Afrikaans). 27 October 2015. Retrieved 26 October 2015.
  5. ^ "Mzwanele Zito s'engage avec l'USC" (Press release) (in French). US Carcassonne. 30 August 2017. Retrieved 31 August 2017.
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