Nkanyiso Makhanya plays the role of Njeza in SABC 1 and Mzansi hit soapie opera Uzalo. In Uzalo, the Njeza role is an ex-convict and older brother of Nonkanyiso (Thuthuka Mthembu), MaDongwe’s nephew and Lily’s cousin brother.
Along with the storyline, Njeza had a relationship with Zekhethelo and his sister’s friend Hleziphi who dumped him after stealing a large sum of money.
Njeza belongs to the poverty-stricken Xulu family of KwaMashu known for crime and abuse; he spends the rest of his live trying to change the poverty narrative.
For a school dropout, Njeza doesn’t miss a chance to make quick money through illegal means; he is a foot soldier of the Mhlongo family and is involved in car hijacking and money/jewellery heists.
Despite positive family efforts to change their family lives, Njeza was arrested for Gender-Based Violence after physically abusing his then-girlfriend Nosipho, a crime that will see him locked away for years.
Njeza – Nkanyiso Makhanya in Real life
Born on 23 May 1993 in KwaZulu Natal, Nkanyiso holds a Degree in Communication Sciences from the University of Zululand. He pursues acting, MC careers and starts his own production company.
Often rumoured to be in a relationship with Dj Thando Duma, known as Lady Amar, Nkanyiso sparked dating rumours when he went on a date with fellow Uzalo cast member Noxolo Mathula who plays the role of Lily.
Njeza Cars, Parties and Net Worth
Njeza never misses to jump on a chance to party and be happy; on many occasions, he celebrates friends birthdays and hangs out with younger Uzalo cast members. Beach and all-white parties are part of his weekend and holiday activities. Frequently in the company of Nonka, Lily, Hleziphi and Dr Mbali Mthethwa from Durban Gen, Nkanyiso is Mr Parties.
He recently pulls out and shows off a brand new expensive car, a Mercedes Benz worth excess of R800 000, a testimony that his craft is paying dividends.