Thembi Botman full life history, age, career


Thembi Botman is a 45-year-old South African born actor and businessman. He is well known for playing the role of Mr Tyali in SABC1 soapie and drama series Generations: the legacy. His prominence increased when he played a recurring role as Mpho, a man who works at the local shebeen and has a crush on Ella, in a sitcom Abo Mzala.

Biography Facts

Thembi Botman as Mr Tyali in SABC1 soapie drama Generations the legacy.
Image of Thembi Botman as Mr Tyali in SABC1 soapie drama Generations the legacy.

Full name: Nkosi Thembi Botman
Gender: Male
Born: June 10, 1976 (age- 45), South Africa
Nationality: South African
Occupation: Actor, Businessman
TV Shows: Generations, Abo Mzala
Year Active: 2009 to present
Spouse: Nkuli Sibeko

Early life of Thembi Botman

He was born on June 10, 1976 in Klerksdorp, in the largest city of the North West Province of South Africa. He grew up in this city and had his childhood friends there.

Personal life of Thembi Botman

Thembi Botman with his wife Nkuli Sibeko an actress
Image of Thembi Botman with his wife Nkuli Sibeko an actress.

Thembi’s sister is Buyiswa Buyi according to his Facebook. He is married to his co-cast and colleague Nkuli Sibeko now Nkuli Sibeko-Botman. Thembi’s home is in Klerksdorp according to his about Facebook section.

Acting career of Thembi Botman

His career in acting began in 2009 when he made his debut appearance in one of South African dramas.

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In 2011, he joined with regular cast of the SABC1/SABC2 sitcom Abo Mzala, where he played the role “Mpho” in first three seasons until 2018.  He concurrently played the role of Marcus in Mzansi Magic drama series and soapie opera Zabalaza in 2013. And then in 2014 he played Hilton in SABC1 musical drama series Loxion Lyric. [ ¹]

After that, he appeared in the eKasi+ comedic drama series uSkroef noSexy as “Shaka.” He joined the Mzansi Magic supernatural series Igazi in 2016 and played the character “Mkhokeli.”

Other works

Image of Thembi Botman in real life.
Image of Thembi Botman in real life.

Apart from acting, he and Vuyo Dabula held fitness clinics across the country, beginning with an event on March 24 at Khuma Stadium in Klerksdorp.

Thembi’s arrests for theft

He was detained in 2019 after a protest after protestors looted a bread truck on the Orkney-Potchefstroom Road near Khuma. He was then accused with stealing bread. In 2020 he was released from prison after the charges against him were dropped. [ ²]

Social media accounts

Is Thembi Botman on Social Media? Yes, he is on social media platforms such as Facebook and Instagram. His Instagram account has got at least 600 followers. His Instagram handles are: @thembilebotman.

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