Menzi Biyela

 is a South African actor currently playing the role of Pastor Gwala on Uzalo, SABC 1 soap opera. On Uzalo, Pastor Gwala is a bachelor and leader of KwaMashu Kingdom Church; he is the son of Nkunzi and brother to Sbonelo.

A soft and outspoken personality, Pastor Gwala is deep-rooted in his Christianity beliefs and understands his pastoral assignment. In KKC, Gwala encounters resistance and sabotage from envious Mbatha, a former pastor and KwaMashu Kingdom Church board member.

Pastor Gwala married Zekhethelo (Nyalleng Thibedi), a stigmatised reformed prostitute and was broken when she left KwaMashu to start a new life. Despite winning souls for the church, Pastor Gwala struggles to make a meaningful relationship with his brother Sbonelo. The two had a go against each other, with Sbonelo pushed to construct a distillery while Gwala moved to establish a KwaMashu skills centre.

The Pastor Gwala role symbolises hope in the KwaMashu community, a man of God with a pure heart. Biyela’s Pastoral role on Uzalo was received with reservations as was associated with the gangster character he played in previous film roles. On Rhythm City, played the gangster role of Mandlakhe, the right man of Khulekani Ngobese.

business empire and net worth

Born on the 5th of May in 1983, grew up a numbers person who dreams of becoming an accountant. Menzi was advised to be an actor by his late brother Sipho Mzobe, who saw the potential and abundant talent.

Menzi Biyela is a prominent businessman interested in farming, film production, and construction in real life. He is the founder of Properlymade Management Pty, a production company and agency; in 2022, Menzi Biyela’s net worth is R 4.9 million. On Uzalo, he earns a monthly salary of R45 000 for his Pastor Gwala role.