Thembinkosi Brian Mthembu biography, The River, unemployment and more

Thembinkosi Brian Mthembu is an actor from South Africa and was born on July 31, 1994. His performances in the well-liked serials The River, The Gamechangers, Kalushi: The Story of Solomon Mahlangu, and the short film Ngeculo are what made him most well-known.

Biogaphy profile of Thembinkosi Mthembu

Thembinkosi Mthembu Biography
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Full name: Thembinkosi Brian Mthembu
Date of birth: 31 July 1994
Place of birth: KwaNdengezi, Durban, South Africa
Education: Durban University of Technology (Diploma in Drama and Production
Height: 1.7m
Occupation: Actor
Known for: Mabutho from The River
Net worth: Unknown
Children: 1
Nationality: South African

He was born on 17 July 1994 in the village KwaNdengezi, Durban, South Africa. It is not yet known how he grew up. However, the young actor has a very supportive mother who supported him during his daugheter’s birth. At a time when he was unemployed. She paid his rent and took care of the child’s neccesities. [1]

Education of Thembinkosi Mthembu

Thembinkosi graduated with a diploma in Drama and Production Studies from Durban University of Technology in 2017 and is originally from KwaNdengezi, Durban. That same year, he moved to the City of Gold to pursue his acting ambitions.

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Personal life of Thembinkosi Mthembu

The actor has one child. A daughter. And he has said that his daughter. Who was 21 months old. Altered the way he saw the world. Because he wasn’t working when she was born. Which presented a problem because he couldn’t support her. His mother helped out by paying the rent and for his daughter’s immediate necessities.

Moreover, the actor said that he was thoroughly enjoying being a father now that his financial situation had improved. While we know of his daughter, not much is known abou the child’s baby momma. [2]


According to our estimates. The young actor is at least 168cm-172cm. Which is pretty much aversage height.

Net wroth

At this point there is no enough information to know or estimate his net worth. However, his salary can be expected to be between R25 000-R35 000.

Career path of Thembinkosi Mthembu

Thembinkosi Mthembu Biography
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It wasn’t as simple as he had imagined, though. “I worked odd jobs here and there before The Republic and The River. I was a dancer at Checkers and afterwards at Cell C. He relocated to City of Gold in Johannesburg to pursue an acting career after receiving his diploma. Thereafter, he then performed as a dancer at Checkers and Cell C.

He was given the supporting role of “Junior” in the television series The Republic around this time.

In the third season of The River, he then made an appearance in the role of “Mabutho.” He played the “Shift Manager” in a recurring role in the MTV Base drama series “MTV Shugal Down South 2” in 2019. Furthermore, the young actor revealed that he was also a soccer player prior to acting. [3]

Social Media

The actor has social media. However, in the numerity of the accounts. We are most sure of his instagram account on which he is most active. You can follow him under his current username of @thembinkosi_mthembu.