Full name: Dawn Thandeka-King
Birth Place: Eshowe, Kwa-Zulu Natal, South Africa
Date of birth: 1 October 1977 (44 years as of 2021)
Brother: Simphiwe Lizwi Shembe
Spouse(s): Jabulani Mosomi (married in 2002 and div in 2017)
Partner(s): Mlungisi Duncan
Occupation: Actress, Musician, Sangoma and Motivational speaker Education: DUT (Durban University of Technology)
Famous for: MaNgcobo from Uzalo
Nationality: South African
Dawn Thandeka-King was born in Eshowe in Kwa-Zulu Natal on the 1st of October 1977. She is a South African actress, musician and motivational speaker. Thandeka-King finished her drama studies at DUT (Durban University of Technology).
Dawn Thandeka-King has 5 children
The famous Uzalo actor was married to a Durban-based businessman named Jabulani Msomi from 2002 to 2017. She has five children with a very perculiar arrangement. Namely, Jadazia, Jaedon, Jayda, Jaydeen, and Jaedon. No one knows yet why she named them like that but we assume there’s a deep reason and we will be on the look out for clues. Right reports say she has a patner by the name Mlungisi Duncan. She also has a brother called Simphiwe Lizwi Shembe
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Thandeka-King is a Sangoma
The famous actor shared with her fans that she was walking the path of traditional healing. She said that she was called and wasn’t following the so called modern trend of everyone seemingly becoming a traditional healer. Moreover, she added that people should focus on their callings and if you’re not called then you can’t just be a traditional healer. Insisting that those other traditional healers are called and for a reason of which she finds herself among.
In an interview with TshisaLive back in 2017, the actor reflected on how becoming a sangoma was a devine calling she could not ignore. Furthermore, she said that she had recieved assistance from other healers and that showed her how the gift could be channelled in so many ways. Moreover she saw it as less of an obstacle but a blessing.
MaNgcobo left Uzalo in March
Dawn Thandeka-King played what was arguably the biggest character in Uzalo. She played the role of MaNgcobo on Uzalo for a period of 7 years and when it was time to leave people couldn’t believe the news. Moreover, Dawn Thandeka-King herself was still shattered by the news as she even shed a tear or two in a video she shared saying farewell to the character with a few friends. She mentioned that she would miss the character too. The face had become so farmiliar.
As a famous actor and voice over artist she has been busy with other projects. Recently she was working on a voice over project for a short animated film of Shaka Zulu. She voiced over in the trailer and we bet there’s a lot more she’s been up to and will continue to do. It’s a matter of time before we see her again on our screens.