With decades of an illustrious career, Siyabonga Thwala has fast become one of Mzansi’s finest. He has been making all sorts of headlines of late with his unmatched flair. He had his shot with theatre plays like those before him, and the rest was history.
The seasoned actor is best known for his lead role in the Mzansi Magic drama series Isibaya as Mpiyakhe Zungu. He started acting in 1989, but his debut on small screens came in 1996 in the backdrop of a feature in Born Free: A New Adventure.
However, this was a turning point in his acting career. He hogged headlines when he played a lead role in the SABC3 soap opera Isidingo as Godlieb Mofokeng in 1998. He played a cameo role award-winning television series Tarzan: The Epic Adventures entitled Tarzan and the Scarlet Diamond in the same year.
In the backdrop of his exit from Isidingo, he starred alongside celebrated actor Themba Ndaba in a TV sitcom, Streaks, based on a Cape Town hair salon. From there, he has been winning big. He starred in etvs drama series Scandal as Vusi Zwane. In the backdrop of his exit, he was cast in Mzznasi’s second most-watched drama series Generations as Paul Mashaba, a celebrated on-screen journalist.
Despite keeping his private life under wraps, the actor has often celebrated his birthday publicly. In 2013 he was cast as Zungu on the now canned drama series Isibaya. However, in between, he starred in Muvhango and Rhythm City. However, of late, Mzansi has wondered how the star actor could be? We have managed to connect the dots when it comes to his age.
Siyabonga Thwala business empire and net worth revealed
The 52-year old was born on 17 March 1969 in Umlazi, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa. After all, he is older than we thought. However, his net worth was implicated in the equation in the mix of things.
No doubt he has a jack of all trades and master of all. Apart from acting, he doubles as a celebrated business mogul with business interests in real estate and media.
As of 2022, he has an estimated net worth of R10 million. However, one can note that a more significant chunk of his net worth comes from acting gigs as he is one of the highest-paid actors in South Africa.