Siyabonga Twala Biography, Age, Wife, Twitter, TV Shows & Rhythm City

Siyabonga Thwala (born on 17 March 1969; Umlazi Township in Durban, KwaZulu-Natal) is an actor in South Africa. He walked nto fame for his role as the ruthless publisher Vusi Zwane in the soapie Scandal! (10 January 2005 – 21 May 2007).

He was a star actor on the SABC1 soapie opera Generations where he played as Paul Mashaba.


Siyabonga Thwala was born on the 17th of March 1969 in Umlazi Township in Durban, KwaZulu-Natal. Siyabonga Thwala is 50 years old (2019).


Siyabonga Twala Biography
Actor Siyabonga Twala shows off his musical skills

His place of birth is Umlazi Township in Durban, KwaZulu-Natal. Thwala acting career dates beck to 1989.

He made his first performance as actor in 1996 in the movie Born Free: A New Adventure.

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The name of Siyabonga Thwala’s wife is Thandi Twala. 


The same year, he acted a cameo in an episode of the TV series Tarzan: The Epic Adventures titled ‘Tarzan and the Scarlet Diamond’ (Season 1, Episode 5). 

In 1998, Thwala turned down the role of Godlieb Mofokeng in SABC3 soapie Isidingo. The turned it down because he wasn’t ready for a long-term commitment to TV.

In a compromising way, he agreed to play the lesser role of J for a short stint.

Thwala he appeared in six episodes in the recurring role of Jimmy on the second (2nd) season of the SABC1 drama series Gaz’lam in 2003.

He played the role of Dali in the renowned SABC1 drama series entitled, ‘Soul City’.

He has also made appearance in theatre, he made notable appearances in shows like Burning Blue, Janice Honeyman’s Turkish Delight, Aladdin and Blues Brothers.

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In 2005, he played the role of newspaper publisher Vusi Zwane on’s soapie, ‘Scandal!’. Thwala left Scandal! in February 2007 while his character continued in the movie and was killed off in May.

In 2007, he received the Golden Horn for Best Actor for the role he played in Scandal! in a TV Soap at the second annual South African Film and Television Academy awards (SAFTAs).

In the same year (2007), he appeared as Kenneth Mashababa’ s brother Paul in the series ‘Generation’. He played the role for 3 years (till 2010). 

Still on his acting career, he starred as Mpiyakhe Zungu, a high profile taxi boss, in the Mzansi Magic telenovela-turned-soapie, ‘isiBaya’.

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In March 2014, he received the award for the Outstanding Lead Actor award at the Royalty Soapie Awards for this role. In June 2013, he played the role of Busani Mojalefa in theSABC soapie Muvhango.

In 2013, he joined the e.t.v soapie Rythm City as DH Radebe, a handsome dark mogul who sweeps Lucilla and Gail off their feet.


TV Show

  • Gaz’lam – Season 2
  • Generations – Season 1
  • Intersexions – Season 2
  • Isibaya – (Season 1 – 7)
  • Isidingo – Season1
  • Jozi Streets – Season 1
  • Muvhango – Season 1
  • Rhythm City – Season 1
  • Scandal! – Season 1
  • Single Guyz – Season 1
  • Soul City – Season 8
  • The Republic – Season 1
  • Yobe – Season 1 & 2
  • Zero Tolerance – Season 2

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