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Siyabonga Thwala celebrates 52nd birthday today

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Siyabonga Thwala is celebrating his 52nd birthday today and many of his fans are proud of how far he has come.

However, lots of celebs and fans wished him well and joined in celebrating the new age.

Let’s take a look at some details and how far the actor has come in the entertainment industry.

  1. Siyabonga Thwala, born 8 September 1969 is a South African television and stage actor, television host, producer and businessman.
  2. He is most well known for his role of Mpiyakhe Zungu on Mzansi Magic’s Isibaya.
  3. Siyabonga Thwala has starred and appeared in a number of high profile television shows in South Africa winning multiple awards for his acting.
  4. He starred as newspaper publisher Vusi Zwane opposite Luthuli Dlamini on e.tv’s Scandal! when the first went on air in 2005, a role that would earn him his first South African Film and Television Award.
  5. In 2007 he joined the cast of Generations as Paul Mashaba opposite Seputla Sebogodi. Siyabonga Thwala also portrayed the character of Busani Mojalefa on Muvhango and briefly returned to e.tv as DH Radebe on Rhythm City (TV series) opposite Jamie Bartlett.
  6. In 2018 he created and hosted a documentary series, Yobe (A Zulu word for “Forgive”).

After a long 8-year-run with the telenovela, Isibaya’s gem Siyabonga Twala wrapped up shooting his final scene. The fifth lead actor to leave the show, he will be dearly missed.

The cast and crew members celebrated what was an incredible journey and held a small farewell ceremony where the production team shared a few words.

The production team gifted him with a bouquet of red roses and a tailor-made blazer on his final day on set. The producer, Desiree Markgraaff had this to say:

“Eight years… Amazing and beautiful storytelling. What a character. Thank you for bringing so much dignity and depth, and so many beautiful scenes.”