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Mzi “Zee” Dempers Bio, Family, Net Worth, Below Deck

After Mzi “Zee” Dempers wrapped filming Below Deck Mediterranean season 6, he went back to his hometown in South Africa. Viewers were introduced to Zee during the first episode as a green deckhand. Zeerevealed throughout the season that he has older siblings in the yachting industry who inspired him to have this career path. While he was nervous about being so new to the job at first, he was grateful to have a leader like Malia White on his team.

Once Mzi left the Lady Michelle last year, he kept a pretty low profile on social media. He also spent some time at Clifton 4th beach in South Africa with close friends. Meanwhile, he also took a break from his yachting career. But, rumor sparked that Zee was joined superyacht HOME in Malta.

Mzi “Zee” Dempers On Below Deck

As it turns out, the rumor was true and Mzi “Zee” Dempers has returned for season 7 in 2022.

Captain Sandy Yawn, who is the captain of SY HOME, saw something in him and called him back for season 7. She admired Zee’s effort in season 6. Speaking of season 7, he added that this season is a little bit spicier. To his greatest surprise, he found one of his friends Storm Smith working in HOME.

Zee knew Storm before he joined the show. He was thrilled to be back and called it a privilege. He said, “As good as it was having Malia — because she’s an absolute powerhouse — having somebody who [I’ve] known [my] whole life on board with me makes a big difference too. That was super special”.

After the filming, he has currently been doing deckhand courses, powerboat courses, and jet ski courses for students

Mzi “Zee” Dempers Net Worth

Mzi “Zee” Dempers flaunts a burgeoning net worth of under $350 thousand.

In 2022, Zee is working in Hamiltons Pub & Grill, an establishment in Cape Town. He started working there as a general manager in October 2019. Before that, he worked at The Woodlands Eatery in the same role. The Woodlands Eatery had him as their general manager from April 2016 to October 2019.

Surprisingly, Zee has not only worked in the restaurant business. For two years from 2015 to 2017, he worked at Coza Productions as an assistant producer. In fact, he started his career as a rugby coach at SACS High School in 2013.

Zee completed his high school at South African College School in 2010. Before transferring to SACS, he studied at Maritzburg College from 2011 to 2012. He studied at

In his LinkedIn bio, Zee boasts that his strong suits are Negotiation, Sales, Communication, Customer Relationship Management (CRM), and Film Production.

How Old Is Mzi “Zee” Dempers?

Reportedly born In 1993, Mzi “Zee” Dempers is 28 years old.

Mzi “Zee” Dempers Family

It’s 2022, and fans of Below probably know by now that Mzi “Zee” Dempers is an adopted child. We have nothing about his biological parents but we have collected a few details about his adoptive parents, Dominic Dempers and Karen Dempers, who adopted him at the age of three.

Dom and Karen, have been married for over two decades. They have three children of their own and with Mzi joining the family, the Dempers are a family of 6.

Karen attended The National School of the Arts. She studied Business Science Marketing at the University of Cape Town. She is currently working as Head Credit Product & Marketing at The Foschini Group (TFG). Before that, in the same company, she worked as a senior manager.

He appeared with his adoptive father and his siblings during his sister’s wedding.

In terms of his siblings, Zee has two older brothers who work as chief officers and captains, respectively, in the yachting industry. Lisa Dempers is the name of his sister. Lisas went to Rhenish Girls High. The University of the Witwatersrand was her next place of study. Lisa has a bachelor’s degree in government and political science.

She began working at Striata as an account assistant. She later worked as an account manager for Leaf International Inc. Following that, Lisa accepted the position of Business Unit Director at GTB before joining Wunderman South Africa. She eventually through the ranks to General Manager.

Moreover, Lisa began working with Wunderman Thompson South Africa as Business Unit Director and has been doing so since June 2020.

Zee has two nephews Haydn and Connor Dempers.

Mzi “Zee” Dempers Height

Speaking of his height, Mzi “Zee” Dempers stands tall at 5 feet 7 inches.

Is Mzi “Zee” Dempers On Instagram?

Yes, Mzi “Zee” Dempers is on Instagram (@zeedempers) Twitter (@zeed0134), and Facebook (@mzi.dempers).

Mzi “Zee” Dempers Partner

Besides having such a great deck team, Zee developed a small crush on third stew turned second stew, Courtney Veale. The pair was often very flirty during their crew days off and even shared a kiss or two. Zee also sent Courtney flowers, which were given to her during one of their crew dinners. Courtney was never serious about getting into a relationship with Mzi and only saw him as a friend.

Zee had hoped for a romance with Courtney but to his and fans’ dismay, it never transpired.

But, they stayed a great friend, Courtney & Zee. Speaking with The List, he shared, “Myself and Courts [Courtney Veale] have remained very close. She came to visit me here in South Africa and we still are super close and always will be. Katie [Flood] was here too, but I haven’t had a chance to actually see anybody else in real life. We still are all close”.

Speaking about his flirty season with Courtney and watching it back again, he said it played out, but also a laugh and sweet. For him, the friendship he forged was amazing for him.

In September 2021, Zee posted a picture of him and Courtney on his Instagram and captioned it, “Wanted to sweep her off her feet with roses, but couldn’t stay on my own feet the whole episode”.

Related FAQs

  • When Is Mzi “Zee” Dempers Birthday?

Mzi “Zee” Dempers receives birthday wishes from his family and friends on 24 September.

  • What Is Mzi “Zee” Dempers Nationality?

Mzi “Zee” Dempers is South African by nationality. He calls Durban, KwaZulu-Natal his hometown but his current place of residence is Cape Town, Western Cape.

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