Glen Gabela biography


Glen Gabela is a South African actor best known for playing Pastor Mdletshe on Uzalo SABC 1. He also appeared on film such as Okavango, Warriors from Hell, The Ghost and the Darkness, Soldiers of the Rock and Red Dust.

Biography Profile

Glen Gabela as Pastor Mdletshe on Uzalo
Glen Gabela as Pastor Mdletshe on Uzalo.

Full name: Glen Gabela
Gender: Male
Date of birth:
Place of birth:
Occupation: Actor
Known as: Pastor Mdletshe on Uzalo

Acting career of Glen Gabela

Glen Gabela started his career in 1985 when he made his debut appearance on SABC 1 television series called Mhla Laduma: When The Lightning Strikes. In 1986 he played as a 15-19 year old Shaka award-winning television mini-series Shaka. He appeared on several featured film such as Okavango (1989), Warriors from Hell (1990), The Ghost and the Darkness (1996), Soldiers of the Rock (2003) and Red Dust (2004). In 1994 he appeared on a made for tv movie called Guns of Honour. In 2006 he landed roles in two films, Score and the Heartlines film The Good Fight. He also appeared in theater productions such as Somdaka.

Television series of Glen Gabela

Glen Gabela with Leleti Khumalo on Uzalo
Glen Gabela with Leleti Khumalo on Uzalo

The star also appeared on Doubt season 1 as Judge Jacob Mweli. His other roles include portraying Motseki on Yizo Yizo season 3 and the famous character Pastor Melusi Mdletse on Uzalo from season 3 to season 6. He also appeared on Soul Buddyz season 1 as Mr Chabalala. Glen played a pivotal role in the behind the scene of the drama series Tjovitjo during the auditions to chose pantsula dancers.

Glen plays the role of Pastor Solomon, a council ward member who has to vote on whether the public pool will be rezoned to create the Hopeville Trust Discount Drive-Thru Liquor Mart, in the SABC2 mini-series Hopeville, from March to April, 2009.



Tv Show – season – character

Doubt – Season 1 – Judge Jacob Mweli

Erfsondes – Season 2 – Peter

Heartlines – Season 1 – Mr. Gwala

Hopeville – Season 1 – Pastor Solomon

Intersexions – Season 1 – Uncle Kgato

Izingane zoBaba – Season 1 – Mzimela

Jacob’s Cross – Season 1 – Inspector Mokoena

Remix – Season 1 – Pastor Titus

Shaka Zulu – Season 1 – Shaka (15-19)

Soul Buddyz – Season 1 – Mr Shabalala

Uzalo – Season 3 to 6 – Pastor Melusi Mdletshe

Yizo Yizo – Season 3 – Motseki