The life and Legacy of actor and writer, Sibusiso Khwinana

Actor, dramatist, and director Sibusiso Khwinana was from South Africa and passed away on March 1 of 2019. He was most known for playing the title character “Lefa” in the popular movie Matwetwe.

Full biography: Sibusiso Khwinana

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Full name: Sibusiso Khwinana
Date of birth: 31 July 1993
Place of birth: Soshanguve, Pretoria, South Africa
Education: Tshwane University of Technology
Height: Unknown
Occupation: Actor
Known for: Lefa from Matwetwe
Net worth: N/A
Nationality: South African

Early life of Sibusiso Khwinana

Nelson Moroakhalo and Chrestinah Tata welcomed their third child, Sibusiso Khwinana, into the world on July 31, 1993 in the Soshanguve slum of Pretoria, South Africa. Sibusiso has four siblings. He had a younger sister named Malebo Francina, a younger brother named Muzi Moses, and one older sister named Joyce Noko. [1]

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Death Sibusiso Khwinana

Khwinana and Tebatso Mashishi were waiting for a cab on March 1 outside the Sterland Mall in Steve Biko Streets, Arcadia, Pretoria. The murder suspect asked for Khwinana’s smartphone at 11 p.m. The guy then fatally stabbed them with a sharp weapon as they struggled for the telephone. Khwinana, a 25-year-old woman, passed away at the scene from several chest wounds.

On March 9, 2019, a funeral service for him was performed in Soshanguve. The three suspects who the police were able to link to the murder in March 2019 eventually denied their involvement. Police conducted face recognition tests later in July 2019 to compare the suspects to the person in the CCTV footage. [2]

Education of Sibusiso Khwinana

In the coming-of-age adventure comedy film Matwetwe, directed by Kagiso Lediga, he portrayed the title character, “Lefa,” in 2017. Later, the movie broke records at the box office as a blockbuster. After the film’s production, he enrolled at Tshwane University of Technology in Pretoria to pursue a diploma in cinema and television.

Career path from Theatre to TV

After joining the South African State Theatre, he began his career with numerous theater productions. He attended an audition to join the State Theatre’s Youth in Trust (YIT) program after graduating. Then he spent two years at YIT studying theater. The “Independent Theatres Makers Movement,” which was started to aid in the funding of theatrical productions, included him as a founder member.

Furthermore, in 2013, he founded and took on the role of artistic director at “Blank Page Entertainment,” a theater-related nonprofit. In 2016, he used theater to write and direct the stage piece Amend. Which dealt with homophobia and corrective rape in lesbians. [3]


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At the 2016 State Theatre Festive, the piece subsequently took home the Best Production and Best Script prizes. The play was then performed at the the National Arts Festival in Grahamstown. Then he staged his own educational theater pieces, called Don’t Start, with an anti-drug theme.

Remembrance and Legacy of Sibusiso Khwinana ‏

On March 13 and 14, 2019, a special half-price screening of the movie Matwetwe was organized in honor of the actor. The South African State Theatre renamed “Momentum Theatre,” one of the six theaters housed in the State Theatre complex, “Sibusiso Khwinana Theatre” in honor of Khwinana in June 2019.