Luthuli Dlamini biography, age, profile, scandal, birthday & nationality

Luthuli Dlamini (born 13 March 1966 in Zimbabwe) is a South African. He gained television audience for portraying the lead role of Stan Nyathi on the etv soap opera Scandal!

The actor grew famous from his debut appearance in the series in 2005 till he received a sack letter on 28 June 2007 for breach of contract.


Luthuli Dlamini biography
Luthuli Dlamini South African actor in black suit.
NameLuthuli Dlamini
Age54 years old
NationalitySouth African
Date of birth13 March 1966
Place of birthZimbabwe
BirthdayMarch 13
Popular roleStan Nyathi from Scandal


The actor’s date of birth is on the 13th of March 1996 and the place of birth is in Zimbabwe. Luthuli Dlamini is 54 years old and his birthday celebration comes up yearly on March 13.

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Place of Birth

He was born in Zimbabwe but grew up in England. He moved to South Africa after he completed his academics to pursue a career in acting.



He landed the lead role of Stan Nyathi in Scandal but was fired following a breach in contract in 2007.

Luthuli returned in the series with full force in December 2011 and made recurring appearances (2011 and 2013).

He landed the role of Scott Nomvete in Generations, an SABC1 soapie, and made his first appearance on 24 July 2013.

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As an actor, he has also made appearances in other series including Drum, Snitch, Generations, Isidingo, Justice for All, and The Res. 

He appeared on these series even before landing joining the cast on Sandal.

For a year (2008-2009), the actor played a lead role in Tombo Mbuli in the M-Net sitcom The Coconuts.

Two years later, he landed a starring role in the green consumerism shows Greenline on SABC3 in 2011.

Luthuli starred in a high profile TV commercial for Gill anti-dandruff shampoo with the tagline: “Stop the nonsense, man” in 2015.

He also landed a starring role in The Road, an Mzansi Magic telenovela.


  • City Ses’la (Season 3)
  • Gauteng Maboneng (Season 3)
  • Generations (Season 1)
  • Greenline (Season 1)
  • Intersexions (Season 2)
  • Jacob’s Cross (Season 5)
  • Jongo (Season 1)
  • Jozi Streets (Season 1)
  • Mfolozi Street (Season 2)
  • Mutual Friends (Season 1 and 2)
  • Remix (Season 1)
  • Rockville (Season 1)
  • Room 9 (Season 1)
  • Scandal! (Season 1)
  • Soap on a Rope (Season 1)
  • Society (Season 2)
  • Tempy Pushas (Season 2)
  • The Coconuts (Season 1 and 2)
  • The Road (Season 1)
  • The South African Film and Television Awards (Season 11)
  • Thula’s Vine (Season 1)
  • Uzalo (Season 3 and 4)
  • Zabalaza (Season 3)
  • Zaziwa (Season 1)
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Dlamini contacted the producers of the series Scandal on the 4th of June 2007 claiming he was ill and needed to be off for some days.

After a few days the actor did not return to work neither did he call the producers of the show. 

The producers made several media statements claiming that his whereabouts are unknown to them.

Trying to contact his home failed after calls to his home was ignored while his house appeared locked up.

After searching for the actor for two weeks following his disappearance, the police found out that the actor was hiding in his house.

In his defense, Dlamini claimed he was still recuperating from the illness he had and needed some time alone.

In June, announced that he has been fired with immediate effect having failed to make contact with him to discuss the situation. 

Though the actor returned to the show in a guest-starring capacity.


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