Zenzo Ngqobe is a 38-year-old South African actor born on the 8th of September 1983 in Mafikeng. He is best known for starring as Stone Khuse on etv soapie opera Rhythm City. He appeared and starred in movies such as Tsotsi in 2005 and Blood Diamond in 2006, and appeared in the TV hospital dramas Jozi-H and Hillside.
Full name: Zenzo Ngqobe
Born: September 8, 1983 (age- 38), Mafikeng, North West Province
Nationality: South African
TV Shows: Rhythm City
Movies: Tsotsi, Blood Diamond
Height: 1.73m (173cm)
Languages: Setswana, Northern and Southern Sotho, English
Early life of Zenzo Ngqobe
He was born and raised in Mafikeng in North West Province in South Africa. He celebrates his birthday on the 8th of September. Zenzo grew up dreaming of becoming a pilot and saw himself one day flying an aeroplane. But that all changed when he joined the acting industry.
Education of Zenzo Ngqobe
Zenzo obtained his primary and secondary education in Mafikeng. He attended Kebalepile High School in Mahikeng in North West Province of South Africa. He probably got some formal training in arts to establish his acting career. According to other sources, Zenzo had an unpleasant high school which he refused to talk about in details.
Acting career of Zenzo Ngqobe
His career was launched when he made a debut appearance playing Butcher in Gavin Hood’s 2005 Oscar-winning film Tsotsi. He got the role in Tsotsi after being discovered by its producers acting on the stage alongside Presley (Chweneyagae). In 2006 he appeared as a rebel in Blood Diamond which starred big stars such as Leanardo DiCaprio, Jennifer Connelly and Djimon Hounsou. [ ¹]
In 2007 he landed a role in etv’s musical drama series and soapie Rhythm City as Stone Khuse, the first born son of the Khuse family who was a homosexual. In April 2012 he was fired from Rhythm City, reportedly for being unreliable. Then in 2013 he took over the role of Cyril from Gideon Lovinga in the SABC2 sitcom Ga Re Dumele, replacing him after the first five episodes of Season 3 and for Season 4.
Zenzo usually disappears from television and people wonder where he is. The star will be acting in stage plays in theatres. He also appeared in the stage productions of Township Stories and Cards, among others. His other dramas and movies include Legacy, The River, Imposter, The Forgotten Kingdom and Mandela Long Walk to Freedom. [ ²]
Personal life of Zenzo Ngqobe
Zenzo dated a fellow actress Nokuthula Ledwaba who portrayed his sister Tsidi Khuse in Rhythm City. They got married in 2008 and the production crew was happy for them. But their union turned sour in 2012 and they divorced. Their separation took a tour on Zenzo as he wouldn’t show up for work at Rhythm City because of stress.
This led the production team to take a decision to fire him because he was unreliable. After that failed marriage, Zenzo got married again to someone else but he has kept his personal life private since then. [ ³]
According to tvsa, Zenzo would like Denzel Washington to depict him if a movie was to be made about him. One of the most expensive things he has ever bought for himself is the timberland boots. His favourite dish is mala le mogodu (cow intestines) and samp. His greatest passion is his work. [ ⁴]
Social media life
Zenzo is on social media platforms such as Twitter, Facebook and Twitter. His social media following is still small but he posts as frequently to updates his followers and fans. In addition to his works, Zenzo founded and chaired Zenzo Ngqobe foundation which raises awareness against gender based Violence against women and children.
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