Skhumbuzo Mbatha Biography
Skhumbuzo Mbatha is a renowned South African actor and radio presenter, best known for his role as Meneer Manaka on the popular show Skeem Saam. His dynamic career spans across acting and radio presenting, making him a well-known figure in the South African entertainment industry.
- Full Name: Skhumbuzo Mbatha
- Date of Birth: Unknown
- Place of Birth: Senaoane, Soweto, Johannesburg, South Africa
- Occupation: Actor and Radio Presenter
- Known For: Role as Meneer Manaka in Skeem Saam
- Nationality: South African
Early Life and Background
Born in Senaoane, Soweto, in Johannesburg, Skhumbuzo Mbatha is a proud South African who has made significant strides in the entertainment industry. Despite being born in Soweto, Mbatha attended school in the same area due to his mother’s work location.
Career Beginnings and Radio Work
Skhumbuzo Mbatha’s fame skyrocketed when he took on the role of Meneer Manaka in Skeem Saam. His character, an enthusiastic teacher who encourages and pushes his students to work harder, resonated with many viewers. In real life, however, Mbatha is known for his relaxed demeanor and excellent sense of humor.
In addition to his acting career, Skhumbuzo Mbatha has also had a long-running career in radio. He worked for Thobile FM for several years, juggling his radio and acting careers. However, in 2018, he decided to leave Thobile FM and return to Capricorn FM in Limpopo. The station welcomed him back with open arms. Skhumbuzo started his presenting career at Capricorn FM when it was still known as Radio 1512, so his return felt like coming home. During his time at Thobela FM, he presented the Afternoon Drive show and won an award for Best Afternoon Drive Show Radio Presenter for the Ntshirologe show in 2015.
In June 2021, Skhumbuzo Mbatha announced to his fans that he had tested positive for Covid-19. This news spread quickly across the internet and social media. A few days before this announcement, he had shared on his Facebook page that he wasn’t feeling particularly well and even joked about fearing that he would “kick the bucket” too soon. However, a few months after his diagnosis, Skhumbuzo is alive and well, much to the relief of his fans.
Skhumbuzo Mbatha is also a father and occasionally shares pictures with his family. He is a motorbike enthusiast and often shares pictures with his motorbikes. But that’s not all he has; he also has a collection of cars, especially Mini Coopers. Mbatha takes pride in his property collections, including mansions and house investments.