Getmore Sithole Biography

Getmore Sithole Biography

Getmore Sithole, born on June 3, 1964, is a Zimbabwe-born South African actor. He has been active in the acting industry since 2000 and is best known for his roles in popular serials such as “A Small Town Called Descent”, “Le lion”, and “Blood & Water”. Sithole holds dual nationality, being both South African and Zimbabwean.

Personal Life

Sithole was born in Zimbabwe and later moved to South Africa. In 2002, he married Dorriane, a fashion designer. Together, they run a business company called ‘Sandton Elite Apartments’.

Acting Career

Sithole made his acting debut in 2000 with a recurring role on the television serial “Generations”. In 2002, he took on another role in the soapie “Backstage” as the tough detective ‘Dikobo’. His career continued to flourish in 2004 when he played the supporting role of ‘Detective Ditini’ in the police procedural television series “Jozi Streets”. During this period, he also played the role of ‘Advocate Maponya’ on the popular soap opera “Rhythm City”. In 2003, he made his film debut with the French feature “Le Lion”.

In 2005, Sithole joined the cast of the soapie, “Scandal!”, where he played the role of ‘Cain Gumede’. The show became highly popular and boosted his career. He continued to make acting appearances in another soap opera “The Wild”, playing the role of the incorruptible ‘Joseph Sithole’.

In 2014, he was nominated in Moneygram’s Zimbabwe Achievers Awards in the category of Personality Of The Year Award. In 2015, he recurred as ‘Bab’ Shezi’ for two seasons on the soapie “Ashes to Ashes”, a role he played until the end of 2016. After “Ashes to Ashes”, he made supportive roles for several South African television serials such as “Intersexions”, “Wild at Heart”, “4Play: Sex Tips for Girls”, “Jozi-H”, “Diamond City”, “Sokhulu & Partners”, “90 Plein Street” and “The Docket”.

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In late 2019, he joined the cast of Netflix original coming-of-age drama series “Blood & Water”, which marked his first international appearance. The series debuted in 190 countries on May 20, 2020, and later received critical acclaim.

Apart from acting, Sithole also worked as a voice artist, notably as MTN’s official voice for the 2010 FIFA World Cup Finals in South Africa and the MTN official voice in Africa and parts of the Middle East from 2009-2015. Other than television, he acted in feature films including “Mrs Mandela”, “Free Willy: Escape from Pirate’s Cove”, “Clarissa’s Secret”, “An Act of Defiance”, “The Last Victims”, “Blood & Oil” and “A Covert Affair”.


Sithole’s filmography includes a variety of roles across different genres. Some of his notable works include “Le lion” (2003), “Scandal!” (2005), “Mrs Mandela” (2010), “Free Willy: Escape from Pirate’s Cove” (2010), “A Small Town Called Descent” (2010), “Wild at Heart” (2012), “Clarissa’s Secret” (2012), “An Act of Defiance” (2017), “Liberty” (2018), “The Last Victims” (2019), and “Blood & Water” (2020).

By Shamiso Miracle

Shamiso Miracle completed her degree in journalism and media studies at the University of Zimbabwe before honing her skills at Savanna News. She then went on to work at iHarare News, becoming a voice for everyday SA citizens who wanted to share their stories. When she's not writing news that entertains and inspires ,Shamiso is an avid reader and a wellness bunny.

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