Khaya Mthembu Biography

Khaya Mthembu Biography

Khaya Mthembu, a 35-year-old South African actor, has gained significant recognition for his role as Sbonga in the Mzansi Magic drama series Gomora, spanning from season one to season two.

Biography Facts

  • Full name: Khayalemfundo Mthembu
  • Gender: Male
  • Date of birth: 1987 (age- 35 years old)
  • Place of birth: Empangeni, KwaZulu Natal Province
  • Nationality: South African
  • Occupation: Actor
  • TV Shows: Gomora, Isithembiso

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Early Life

Born in 1987 in Empangeni, KwaZulu Natal Province in South Africa, Khaya Mthembu nurtured a dream of becoming an actor from an early age. To pursue this dream, he left his hometown for Rhodes University in the Eastern Cape Province. Here, he studied acting and contemporary performance. After completing his studies at Rhodes, he enrolled at AFDA Academy in Johannesburg to further his education, likely focusing on arts-related studies.

Acting Career

Khaya’s acting career has seen him transition from one drama to another, earning him a fan base that admires his acting skills. He made appearances on Scandal season 1 as Chakide and on Rhythm City as a Doctor. His popularity soared when he played a starring role as Skroef, a maverick who is never short of solutions, in the comedy-drama film and television series uSkroef noSexy.

His other notable roles include playing Sebe, a man who finds his wife in bed with another man, on Sika. He has also appeared on various television drama serials such as Binnelanders season 17 where he played Captain Radebe, Doubt season 1 as Vuyo, Isithembiso as Jackson, and Generations as Detective James. However, he is most recognized for his role on Mzansi Magic drama Gomora where he plays Sbonga from season one to season two.

Personal Life

Khaya prefers to keep his personal life private, and as such, there is limited information available about this aspect of his life.

Social Media Presence

Khaya maintains an active presence on Instagram under the handle @fresh_madala, where he has amassed a following of 5 thousand followers.


Khaya’s filmography includes a variety of roles across different TV shows and seasons:

  • Binnelanders – Season 17 – Captain Radebe
  • Doubt – Season 1 – Vuyo
  • Generations – Season 1 – Detective James
  • Gomora – Season 1 to season 2- Sbonga
  • Isithembiso – Season 2 – Detective Mfihleko
  • Isithembiso – Season 3 – Jackson (as Khayalethu Mthembu)
  • Is’thunzi – Season 2 – Chief of Police
  • Rhythm City – Season 1 – Doctor
  • Roer Jou Voete – Season 1 – Xolani (as Khayalemfundo Mthembu)
  • Scandal! – Season 1 – Chakide (as Khayalemfundo Mthembu)
  • uSkroef noSexy – Season 1 – Skroef Manyoba

Net Worth

Undeniably, Khaya is reaping financial benefits from his acting roles. His net worth is estimated to be around $60,000 and continues to grow.

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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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