Sdumo Mtshali
Sdumo Mtshali

He has been winning big of late. Sdumo Mtshali is making all sorts of headlines with his lead role on SABC3  telenovela The Estate. Best remembered as Sibusiso Ndlovu on Isibaya, the seasoned actor has become one of Mzansi’s heavyweights.

The seasoned actor was born on 3 March 1983 in Durban, South Africa. The 38-year-old actor has also been fond of acting whilst he was young. At the age of 11-years, he starred in a theatre play Robin Hood: Men in Tights.

A few years later, he was dupped as the next big thing to have graced Mzasnsi’s small screens. He was cast in SABC1’s drama series Intersexions. However, his gig on Intersexions happened to his first high profile role on small screens after featuring in a string of theatre productions.

From there, he bagged a gig on Rhythm City and played the on-screen character of Maidi Kotwe on Rhythm City. In the very same, he featured in a feature film Inside Story as Spikiri a  Two years later, in 2013, he was cast as Kuti Daniels in Tempy Pushas.

The Estate actor ‘Solomuzi’ Sdumo Mtshali’s salary shocks Mzansi

From there, he won big when he was part of the star-studded cast of Mzansi Magic’s drama series Isibaya. In the series, he played the on-screen character of Sibusiso “S’bu” Ndlovu, the youngest son of Samson.

Before the axing of Isibaya, the actor was one of the most serving cast members, with his character being part of the storyline for eight seasons. However, in recent years he has managed to cap his illustrious career with accolades.

In 2019 he walked away with the SAFTA Golden Horn Award for Best Supporting Actor in the 2016 drama series Is’Thunzi. In the backdrop of his win, he was also nominated for SAFTA Golden Horn for Best Actor for his Isibaya on-screen character.

Currently, he is nailing his Solomuzi character on The Estate. He is part of a powerful Phakathwayo family that is interested in the gated community of The Estate.

However, he has been winning big, and Mzansi has wondered how much the actor earns on The Estate. Rumour has it that for his Sibusiso character, the actor earns around R75 000 per month. It comes as a shocker because the drama series seems to pay more than several soapies in Mzansi. Could it be because of its big-budget or what?