Simosibucayi Buthelezi


Simosibucayi Buthelezi (born August 24, 1975) is a prominent South African actor. He has appeared in the television soap opera Uzalo as motor mechanic Screwdriver.

After making plans to get rich quickly, Screwdriver connived with Mbatha to sabotage the KwaMashuTalent Show contestants to win the Grand prize of R50,000.

Sbonelo caught them red-handed, exposed their plans, and they got disqualified. 

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Simosibucayi Buthelezi biography
Simosibucayi Buthelezi plays Screwdriver, often called Baba ka Automatic, on Uzalo.
Quick Facts
Full Name:Simosibucayi Buthelezi
Born:August 24, 1975 (age 47 years old)
Place of Birth:KwaMashu
Nationality:South African
Popular Role:KwaMashu in Uzalo
Net Worth:Thousands of Rand

Early Life

Simosibucayi Buthelezi was born on August 24, 1975, in KwaMashu, a township 12 km north of Durban. He grew up in South Africa. 

Buthelezi was often ridiculed because of his name Simosibucayi, which translates to a bad situation.

Though the name made him famous, he struggled as a child. However, the actor believes that his name doesn’t predetermine his tomorrow.


Simosibucayi Buthelezi is a South African actor best known for playing Screwdriver in the SABC1 soap opera and crime drama Uzalo.


Buthelezi’s character on Uzalo, Screwdriver, is also called Baba ka Automatic (Automatic father). He is an employee and works for Nkuzi at his panel beaters business based in KwaMashu.

As a motor mechanic thriving under the shadow of his boss, Screwdriver has proven to be careful with money and obedient. His superiors elevated him to the position of supervisor at Mhlongo Panel Beaters.

Personal Life

Simosibucayi Buthelezi is a proud father of two children in reality. He keeps details about his family and relationship out of the public eye. He lives a simple lifestyle and doesn’t want to impress others and be in dept.


The Uzalo actor doesn’t have a car and uses public transport. Though many who see him deride him. Buthelezi did not keep mute but voiced his plans for the future.

According to him, he is building his life and isn’t ready to impress anyone by pretending. The actor addressed people who taunted him because of his lifestyle and called on them to take him seriously.

Net Worth

Simosibucayi Buthelezi has contributed to a few roles in the entertainment industry. He is living well and saving for the future. 

Based on our estimation, he is worth hundreds of thousands of Rand as of August 2022.