Zabalaza born Dlamini Moqenehelwa Kleindbooi is a poet based in Bethlehem in the Free State, South Africa.  He works at the Department Of Sport, Arts, Culture and Recreation in Free State Province as a Cultural Officer. Zabalaza started performing in 2005, his very first performance was at the MACUFE VODACOM open mic session. Since then he has performed all over the country. His recent performance was in Bloemfontein at Naval Hill at the Madiba Statue Unveiling. He is currently working on his first poetry album titled Bafeng Melamu.