JT Medupe biography

JT Medupe, born on January 1, 1992, is a celebrated South African actor. He is best recognized for his role as Jonathan Motene on the popular show “Generations: The Legacy” and more recently, as Leeroy on “Smoke and Mirrors”. Currently, he is in a relationship with fellow actress Lebogang Mthunzi. This detailed biography will delve into JT Medupe’s personal life and illustrious career.


JT Medupe, born in Gauteng, South Africa, is a multi-talented individual with a career spanning acting, singing, dancing, and presenting. He is most known for his roles as Jonathan Motene from “Generations”, Leeroy from “Smoke and Mirrors”, and Siyabonga from “Isidingo”. As of 2023, Medupe, standing at a height of 1.6m, is 36 years old. He is married to Lebogang Mthunzi and they have a daughter together. His estimated net worth is around $150,000.

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Early Life

Born on January 1, 1992, in Johannesburg, South Africa, JT Medupe discovered his passion for acting at a young age. This early interest led him to pursue acting at a tertiary level.


After completing high school, Medupe decided to further his education in the arts. He enrolled at the Tshwane University of Technology, where he pursued a National Diploma in Drama. He graduated in 2010 after three years of study, starting in 2007. In 2018, he underwent a year of scriptwriting training under the guidance of scriptwriter Tharine Soslanka, known for her work on shows like “Binnelanders”.

Personal Life

Contrary to his role on “Smoke and Mirrors”, JT Medupe identifies as straight in real life. He is a devoted husband and father. As of 2024, he is in a relationship with fellow actress Lebogang Mthunzi, who played his sister on “Generations”. The couple shares a daughter and has been together since before 2014.


Medupe’s career took off when he joined the Contractors Artists management agency a year before completing his tertiary education. This association helped him secure numerous TV roles. However, his career isn’t limited to acting. From 2013 to 2014, he produced and wrote for MTTV, which produced telenovelas such as “Scars”. He also worked as a casting assistant and a production assistant for Ferguson Films between 2014 and 2015.

In addition to his work behind the scenes, Medupe has had a successful acting career. He is best known for his role as Jonathan Motene on “Generations: The Legacy”. His other notable roles include Siyabonga on “Isidingo” and Mdu on “Rockville”. He also portrayed Tebogo Mxotwa on “Sokhulu and Partners”.

More recently, he has taken on the role of Leeroy on “Smoke and Mirrors”. Notably, he also portrayed Jacob Zuma in a theatrical play, a role he found challenging due to its focus on abuse allegations, a subject he strongly opposes.

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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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