Bio: Mthandeni Mbambo age, Durban Gen exit, wife, kids and salary

Mthandeni Mbambo (born 20 February 1985) is a South African actor, director, dancer and song writer. Popular for his cameo role on Uzalo playing the MC. And now more recently for playing Thulani Sibiya on the phasing out etv’s Durban Gen. In this article we will look into his biography.

Full biography: Mthandeni Mbambo

A picture of Mthandeni Mbambo who plays Detective Sibiya on Durban Gen
A picture of Mthandeni Mbambo who plays Detective Sibiya on Durban Gen

Full name: Mthandeni Mbambo
Date of birth: 20 February 1985
Place of birth: Durban, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa
Education: Theatrically trained (currently acceptable contributor)
Height: 1.76m
Occupation: Actor, Director, Dancer, MC, Presenter and song writer
Known for: Thulani Sibiya on Durban Gen, Detective Sibiya on Durban Gen
Net worth: $50 000
Nationality: South African

Early Life

Mthandeni Mbambo was born on the 20th of February in 1985. According to sources like Soapiecelebs.co.za, the actor was supposedly born in KwaZulu-Natal. And, his Facebook profile seems to corroborate that assumption. As much as the actor is very public about his celebrity status, not much is known of his background or how he grew up. So, that information is indefinitely unavailable.

Education

There is not a single source that mentions the actor’s education. It is only known that the actor completed his matric in 2005. So, it remains unknown which university he is an alumni of. However, it assumed that the actor got most of his training from Theatre.

Most of Mthandeni Mbambo acting skills came from theatricals
Most of Mthandeni Mbambo acting skills came from theatricals

This is because he has more theatrical credits than TV credits. So, even if his actual education is unknown, the role Theatre played in his acting skills is undeniable. But, others seem to suggest he was just born with the talent and hoaned it himself. Which is quite unlikely as aforementioned.

Personal life

While he’s a Detective deep in love on Durban Gen. In real life, the actor is actually a song writer of some sort. However, there is not much information in the public records about his songs. The actor has not revealed his relationship status to date, but he continues to make daily skits on his instagram but mostly on his Facebook. He has just recently celebrated 10 thousand followers on Facebook.

Height

There is no conclusive answer on how tall the actor Mthandeni Mbambo is. However, according to our estimates, he must be around the heights 1.74m to 1.77m. Heights we obtained from juxtapositional calculations. However, we may off mark by few centumeters. Between 2 or 3cm. As we usually are.

Net worth

In the wake of things. The actor has been estimated by Savannah news to be worth $50 000. A figure whose origins are unknown. When converted to Rands, the actor is around R850 000. His salary is estimated to be around $1760-2 050. (equivalent to R30 000 to R35 000 in 2021)

How does Mthandeni Mbambo’s career start?

Subsequent to finishing his studies in 2005, Mbambo stars in Mbongeni Ngema’s theatrical, Bhambatha playing the character ‘Prexley Ka Seme’. Three years down the line he stars as a dancer on Sarafina’s Nigeria tour. This sees him starring in Shosholoza the Musical playing the character of ‘Bafoza’ which tours (Playhouse/Grahamstown Festival/State Theater) in 2009.

Detective Thulani Sibiya from Durban Gen played by Mthandeni Mbambo
Detective Thulani Sibiya from Durban Gen played by Mthandeni Mbambo

We have aforementioned that the actor is also a dancer. And his electric dance moves landed him a feature in Mbongeni Ngema’s Stimela SaseZola. As a dancer in 2011. Two years later, Mbambo starred in a theatrical titled ‘Long Way To Go’ which tours (State Theater /Playhouse Dbn). Joining the 4men cast of Soweto Entsha he toured France in 2011 and it is during this year that he joins 1KZNTV as a presenter for a sport show ‘Wozo dlala’. This TV gig sees doors of opportunity swinging open for the Television industry freshmen.

Which TV Roles has Mthandeni Mbambo taken on?

Mbambo’s first TV opportunity was to feature in a movie called ‘Bad Throw’. In which he took on the role of a gambler in 2013. He scored a more decent role that same year playing the barman in ‘Task Force’. Thereafter, another role landed on his lap and he was featured in Isibaya playing the potter, shortly afterward.

This saw him bagging another cameo role in Uzalo before he went back to theatre featuring in ‘Have we been heard?’ and Kwasukasukela (A theatre animation). Realising he loves the small screen, he starred again in Rockville 4 by Ferguson Films as Boy 2.

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What else does Mthandeni Mbambo do?

Aside from TV acting. The versatile actor was featured in a Wimpy commercial advert in 2015. Showing he has the knack for Arts. Moreover, he directed and played the lead character in ‘Death of The Emperor Shaka -The Musical’. Thereafter, he directed  and played the lead character in a theatrical titled ‘The Devil’s Autograph’ in 2017. So aside from acting, Mthandeni Mbambo is also a director.

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Durban Gen exit?

According to sources. The actor took to social media to inform his fans that he was leaving Durban Gen. This was after a consistent appearance on the show between seasons 1 and 2. However, his exit’s details are currently unknown and fans deem it unlikely that he will die. So, the speculation is that he will be phased out as the season comes to a close. It’s also important to note that Durban Gen has announced this as their season finalé.