Don Mlangeni Nawa biography


Don Mlangeni Nawa born on 7 June 1959 (age- 62 years old) is a South African Actor best known for his role as Zebedee on Isidingo.

Biography profile

Image of South African Actor Don Mlangeni Nawa
Image of South African Actor Don Mlangeni Nawa Nawa

Full name : Don, Mlangeni, Eric Nawa
Gender : Male
Date of birth : 7 June 1959
Age : 62 years old
Place of birth : Soweto, Gauteng province, South Africa
Nationality : South African
Occupation : Actor, TV personality
Instagram : @donmlangeni

Early age

Don Mlangeni Nawa was born on the 7nth of June 1959 in Soweto, Johannesburg in South Africa. He hails from the city of ability where numerous different stars came from. After spending some years in Soweto, he moved to Cape Town, where he at present dwells. [1]

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Career of Don Mlangeni Nawa

He began acting vocation in performance center. However, he later moved to the Zulu show, Hlala Kwabafileyo in 1993. He likewise acted in the Zulu film, Ubambo Lwam as David. Then, at that point in 1995, he acted in the Cycle Simenon. Finally, in 1998, he made the famous job ‘Zebedee Matabane‘ in the TV drama, Isidingo. He kept on assuming the part until 2014 with an enormous achievement. He got Golden Horn Award for Best Actor in a TV Soap in 2006 for his role in Isidingo.
Anyway, Don Mlangeni Nawa left the series in mid-2014 after a disciplinary debate with the show. In 2007 and 2010, he was selected twice for SAFTA Golden Horn Award for Best Actor in a TV Soap.

In 2018, he made a lead role ‘Moseki,’ an imperial relative and more youthful sibling of the sovereign, in the well-known Mzansi Magic telenovela, The Throne. Around the same time, he got the Lifetime Achievement Award at the 2018 Royalty Soapie Awards for his commitment to the broadcast business.

Don Mlangeni Nawa also played ‘Laqhasha‘ in five seasons in the TV sequential ‘Sgudi ‘Snaysi. In 2019, he made his film debut in Losing Lerato, where he played Smack Commander.
Finally, in 2020, he joined the cast of sequential Legacy. Later in 2020, he affirmed that the sequential Uzalo would be his last entertainment creation.

Personal life of Don Mlangeni Nawa

Notwithstanding, it is realized that he is a dad of five grown-ups and a granddad to three kids. On the 1st of May, 2013, the father of five introduced his two youngest children in an interview – his daughter Alwande Nawa (13) and son Olubanzi Nawa (9), a far back as 2013.

They will now be 21 and 17 years old, respectively. In spite of the fact that he has become well known in showbiz, he stays a family man, humble, mindful, and cherishing man to his kids and spouse.


Abomama – Season 1 as Mfundisi
Isidingo – Season 1 as Zebedee Matabane
Legacy – Season 1 as John
Stokvel – Season 3 as Laquashe
The River – Season 1 as Thato
The Throne – Season 1 as Prince Moseki Kwena
Uzalo – Season 1 as Dhlomo
Zaziwa – Season 1 as Himself
The Estate
‘Sgudi ‘Snaysi – Season 1 as Laqhasha