Who is Thomas Gumede? Full bio and more

A prominent South African School of Motion Picture Medium and Live Performance (AFDA) graduate is Thomas Gumede. His focus is on his acting and directing talents as a media magnate. Here is how Thomas Gumede achieved his objectives and rose to fame.

Biography of Thomas Gumede

Thomas Gumede Biography
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Full name: Thomas Gumede

Date of birth: 6 February 1986

Place of birth: Kwa-Zulu Natal, South Africa

Education: AFDA

Height: 1.73m

Occupation: Actor

Known for: A Place Called Home

Net worth: Unknown

Nationality: South African

Early life of Thomas Gumede

Thomas was conceived on February 6th, 1986. Age 35 describes him. The young, enthusiastic actor was born in KwaZulu-Natal, but his family eventually relocated to Johannesburg in pursuit of employment. At the time of their relocation, Thomas was only 13 years old. Thomas has always been engaged in the media industry and has had a childhood interest in performing. [1]

Education of Thomas Gumede

Thomas Gumede enrolled at AFDA to study cinematography after finishing high school. This was a result of his growing interest in the media sector and his aspirations to establish himself as a well-known actor in the nation. [2]

Personal life and Baby Daddy controversy with Zola

Thomas Gumede Biography
Image of Thomas and his son

This comes after actress Zola revealed earlier this year that she was having a kid but withheld the father’s identity. While some of Zola’s legions were ecstatic and worried, others were compelled to find out who the father was. Fans are ecstatic after Mzansi learned that Thomas Gumede is the father of Zola Nombona’s child. Thomas and Zola both shared the information on their respective social media platforms.

Thomas Gumede and his captions kept the mother’s identity a secret, and Zola kept the baby’s father’s identity a secret as well. Fans are ecstatic, though, since it looks from ultrasound photos that the couple is expecting their first child together.

Thomas revealed shocking news to his followers, much to Mzansi’s joy, that he is going to become a dad. Furthermore, he claimed that Zola Nombona’s unborn child is not his. That Mzansi misreported what he said. [3]

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Career of Thomas Gumede

Thomas Gumede Biography
Image of Thomas Gude along side fellow colleague

As the star of Volkswagen’s Passat commercial, Thomas Gumede launched his professional career. He performed stand-up comedy on numerous television shows before starting his acting career. Moreover, he made several film appearances. Before going on to co-host Scoop Makhathini, a reality program with Lungile Radu and Siyabobonga Ngwekazi.

Thomas Gumede secured a role in the SABC 1 drama series A Place Called Home after making his debut in the Volkswagen ad, which aired from 2006 to 2009. His persona was Siphiwe.

More Career information

He co-hosted the young adult conversation show The Cypher on SABC 1 in 2007. Furthermore, he was given another part in the SABC reality series 1 Bay of Plenty, which was filmed on the north and south beaches of Durban and featured lifesavers and their daily lives. He hosted the program from 2008 to 2009 for a full year.

He served as the host of the reality comedy series So You Think You’re Funny from November 2008 until January 2009. One of Thomas Gudeme’s other well-known shows as a host is Ridiculousness Africa, which he co-hosted with Boity Thulo and Basketmouth.

Awards and accolades

Thomas was fortunate to collaborate with some of the greatest in the industry. So, these are a few of his accolades:

The South African Film and Television Awards’ Golden Horn Award for Best Actor in a TV Comedy was given in 2015.

The South African Film and Television Awards’ Golden Horn Award for Best Actor in a TV Drama was given in 2009.

Thomas Gumede is resolved to work harder so that he might perhaps take home more awards.