Sibonile Ngubane Biography

sibonile Ngubane, born in 1973, is a 49-year-old South African actor, drummer, and percussion artist. He has gained fame for his role as Mbovu in the Mzansi Magic soapie Isibaya and for playing the role of Khataza on Uzalo.

Biography Profile

  • Full name: Sibonile Ngubane
  • Gender: Male
  • Date of birth: 1973
  • Age: 49 years old
  • Place of birth: eMacambini, South Africa
  • Occupation: Actor, Drummer, Percussionist
  • TV shows: Uzalo, Isibaya
  • Known as: Khataza from Uzalo
  • Languages: English, Zulu, Xhosa

Early Life

Sibonile Ngubane was born in 1973 in eMacambini near Mandeni, KwaZulu Natal in South Africa. He was raised in a Zulu-speaking family, but he is also fluent in English Acting Career

Sibonile started his acting and performing career in 1993. Most of his early performances were theatrical. He first appeared on television series and shows after 26 years of stage performances. He played roles as a Percussionist and an actor alongside Mbongeni Ngema in theatre productions such as Sarafina!, Lion of the East, and Ipi Ntombi.

In 2017, he landed a minor role on the Mzansi Magic drama, Isibaya, where he started as Ngubani elder in its fifth season which was later remodeled to elder Mbovu. On 7 July 2018, he landed his second role on the Mzansi Magic made-for-TV movie Isibonakaliso, which aired as part of the channel’s “Lokshin Bioskop” strand of telefilms.

In 2019, he landed a major recurring role on Uzalo, where he played the role of a crooked businessman Khathazamanyamadoda Khanyile. In 2021, he appeared on Sabc3’s Estate as Buzani Phakathwayo and on Wa Lepelle. In October 2021, he landed his first starring role in television when he was cast in the Mzansi Magic Sunday night drama series Umkhokha.

Departure from Uzalo

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Fans were intrigued by Khathaza’s part, and just as they fell in love with him, he exited the show. His departure was caused by MaNgcobo killing him, which led to a social media uproar. The masses were not ready to give up on this one. But that’s how soap operas work; characters come and go. Ngubane had this to say about his departure: “It is prohibited for me to discuss Uzalo’s dealings. People should watch the show to see what happens; I have no idea of what you’re asking.”

Sibonile Ngubane Biography: Personal Life

Sibonile Ngubane is married and the couple is blessed with four children. Though he acts as a scary and dangerous villainous actor, he is actually a Christian. He is a member of the “Rooted African Religion ‘Nazareth Baptist Church’. He believes that he must give his all when it comes to acting. “Even though I’m a Christian, I have to do my best with my storyline to appear dangerous. I don’t hold grudges and don’t cheat on women. I have a wife and four children,” Ngubane says.

Net Worth and Possessions

The Uzalo star owns a sizzling red Nissan Micra and a gorgeous blue Isuzu KB 300, which costs approximately R250 000. His net worth is not yet known but we will update you once it’s published.

The Selfie Scandal

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Fans appear to be hell-bent on performing stunts on celebs. According to rumors, the actor has stopped taking selfies with his followers. This occurs after a star-struck boyfriend at the mall requests a photo with him and her children, which she takes too far and posts on social media with the title “Family.”

Sibonile was enraged by the caption and went on a social media rant. “Did you notice? When you see us at the malls, you ask us to take pictures with you and your kids. When you later upload the images, you claim that we are your children’s dads. You’re a pain to deal with. I’m no longer taking selfies.”


  • Isibaya – Season 5 to Season 8 – Elder Mbovu
  • The Estate – Season 1 – Bab’Phakathwayo
  • The Station – Season 1 – Bab’Ngobese
  • Umkhokha – Season 1 – Difa

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