Simphiwe Majozi is famous for playing the role of Sbusiso “Sbu” Makhathini on Uzalo. Renowned for his comic gangster character, Sbu has managed to steal the hearts of many.
Mzansi has questioned Sbu’s age, who usually celebrates his birthdays privately. His actual age is much younger than his onset age; on Uzalo, Simphiwe plays a 39-year-old senior bachelor. The Sbu role is characterized by a charming gangster of Kwa Mashu who is pleaded his alliance to the Bhebhe family.
Sbu was in a relationship with Fikile – the role played by actress Nelisa Mchunu who he named the Beyonce of KwaMashu. Sbu’s major setback came when Fikile exited Uzalo, a move that left Uzalo fans heartbroken. Onscreen, Sbu was overjoyed when Fikile lied to him that she was pregnant. The joy of expecting overwhelmed him to the extent of walking around showing off a negative reading pregnancy test that earned him the nickname Baba ka Remembrance.
In real life, Simphiwe was born on 7 November 1989 and married to politician and businesswoman Kekeletso Mahlelebe, a Democratic Alliance councillor in eThekwini ward 45. The couple is blessed with one daughter.
Qualified with a Degree in Marketing Management, Sbu doesn’t have an acting qualification. He joined Uzalo as a supporting cast member, but the show producers created a role for him after his impressive acting skills. Having grown in the Uzalo storyline, Sbu is one of the most paid cast members netting a stunning R65 000 per month.
The versatile entertainer is also a well-established musician, though his musical journey is not as prominent as his acting career. Inspired by yesteryear star Mzekezeke, Sbu pursued a musical career at a tender age and once ran into trouble after showing up at school in Mzekezeke’s look-alike mask.
Sbu is managed by his brother Mxolisi ‘Zuluboy’ Majozi, who plays the role of MacGyver on Durban Gen.
On Uzalo, Sbu currently believes that he owns shares in the Bhebhe Distiller owned by Sbonelo, which he received as compensation after helping him carry out a diamond heist. Sbu is set to realize that he holds fake share certificates and has been conned by the doctor.