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Here are a few things you might not have known about Siyabonga Thwala

Siyabonga is 46 years old, born March 17, 1969
He was born and raised in the Umlazi Township in Durban, KwaZulu-Natal
He began acting in 1989
He made his screen acting debut in the 1996 made-for-TV movie Born Free: A New Adventure. In the same year he played a cameo in an episode of the television series Tarzan: The Epic Adventures entitled “Tarzan and the Scarlet Diamond” (Season 1, Episode 5).



In 1998 he was offered the role of Godlieb Mofokeng in the new SABC3 soapie Isidingo, but turned it down as he felt he was not ready for a longterm commitment to television. The role went to Rapulana Seiphemo instead.

In theatre he has appeared in the shows Burning Blue, Janice Honeyman’s Turkish Delight, Aladdin and Blues Brothers, for which he won a Vita award

He was best known for his role as the ruthless publisher Vusi Zwane in the e.tv soapie Scandal!, from 10 January 2005 to 21 May 2007

In October 2007 he won the Golden Horn for Best Actor in a TV Soap at the second annual South African Film and Television Academy awards (SAFTAs), for his role in Scandal!.

He starred as Paul Mashaba, Kenneth’s (Seputla Sebogodi) brother, on the SABC1 soapie Generations, from 2007-2010.

He won the inaugural Outstanding Lead Actor award at the Royalty Soapie Awards in March 2014 for this role.


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