Simphiwe Majozi is a South African actor popular for his role in Uzalo. He was born into a family of ten (10) children and was raised by his siblings.
He holds his family in high esteem and shared about his upbringing in an interview with TshisaLIVE.
“I am all about my family. My mom passed away when I was really young but I still value family above everything because my brothers and sisters took care of me.
“I’m the last born of 10 children and we all stayed together until Xolani (brother) bought a house then I moved in with him.
“But we are incredibly close and I wouldn’t trade them for anything.”
According to him, belonging to a big family taught him so much about life. He further shared that one of the lessons he learned for free was that nothing could replace a strong support system in a person’s life.
He revealed that he is in a relationship that has lasted for 13 years. Simphiwe found love in high school. The couple is not rushing into marriage but he would love to have a family of his own.
Moving to his brother’s apartment opened up doors of opportunities that led him to the theatre. Staying in his brother’s house also contributed to his love for acting grew.
He also shared that his brother didn’t want him to go into acting without back-up. He then encouraged him to study something else.
His brothers encouraged him by reminding him that their late mother wouldn’t want him to end up as a struggling artist.
He lost his mother in 1999 when he was still a primary school pupil. Simphiwe always loved acting but his mother, being a typical black parent, didn’t want me to do it as a career.
Following his graduation, he told his brothers that he would study either law or engineering.
“So when I was done with school I had to tell my brothers I would do law or engineering.”
His family saw him through and encouraged him to have a backup in case acting didn’t work, so he enrolled for marketing.
“They saw me through but still encouraged me to have a backup in case the acting doesn’t work out so I enrolled for marketing.”
The popular actor, known for his role as Sbu, a funny thug on Uzalo, says he is grateful he qualified. He is even happier that he followed his passion.
- “Uzalo star Simphiwe Majozi is a family guy but many don’t know that…“. Timeslive, CHRIZELDA KEKANA retrieved on 2020-9-1.
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