Sthembiso ‘SK’ Khoza Biography
Sthembiso SK Khoza, known for his on-screen and off-screen dramatic persona, is often referred to as the resident ‘bad boy’. His life is filled with excitement, from his flamboyant behavior to his adventurous tendencies. Despite frequently finding himself in trouble, he has a knack for extricating himself from these situations with equal ease.
Khoza is a natural entertainer. Whether intentional or not, his presence ensures there’s never a dull moment. In recent years, his controversial lifestyle has made headlines, often for the wrong reasons. Many have attempted to decipher his enigmatic life amidst his troubles but have reached a dead end. However, his recent scandals have allowed us a glimpse into the private life he usually keeps hidden.
- Name: Sthembiso SK Khoza
- Date of Birth: 1 July 1986
- Occupation: TV presenter, Actor
- Place of Birth: KwaMashu, KwaZulu Natal
- Parents: Lindiwe and Stan Khoza
- Siblings: Natasha Thahane and Abdul Khoza
- Number of Children: 3 children
- Net Worth: $2 million
Early Life and Parents
Born in KwaMashu near Durban to Zulu parents Stan and Lindiwe Khoza, SK had a comfortable upbringing. His father was the former National President of the Independent Municipal and Allied Trade Union. He grew up in Ntuzuma Township and formed the Amandla Esizwe Karate Dojo in KwaMashu.
SK attended Parkhill High School. His passion for sports led him to pursue and graduate with a Sports Management degree from the University of Johannesburg. As a child, he excelled in cricket, soccer, rugby, and karate, which influenced his decision to pursue a sports-related degree. He also earned his black belt at the age of 13.
SK is the eldest of three siblings. His brother, Abdul Khoza, has also made a name for himself on the small screen, starring in the Mzansi Magic drama series iSibaya and currently impressing audiences with his performance on The Wife. The two are related to actress Natasha Thahane, who once co-starred with SK on The Queen.
SK’s career includes work on shows like Goal Diggerz and Mzanzi Ridez, and as a field reporter on Vuzu’s TV Entertainment. He also worked with Trans Africa radio as an MC and a voice-over artist. His acting debut was on Inkaba as DJ Teeman in 2012. He later hosted the Mzansi Wethu dance show until 2014.
His breakthrough came when he starred in The Queen as Shaka. He was a fan-favorite until his controversial exit. After featuring in several of their productions, he was dubbed as The Ferguson’s darling. He also stars in the Netflix hit series King of Joburg. Here is a list of productions he has starred in and hosted.
Sthembiso SK Khoza has had a diverse career in the entertainment industry, with roles in various shows:
- aYeYe: Portrayed the character Neo
- Bounce: Served as the Host
- Housekeepers: Played Sydney Ngubane
- iNkaba: Acted as DJ Teeman
- Isibaya: Took on the role of Thabiso
- Mzansi Love: Played Sihle
- Mzanzi Ridez: Served as the Host
- The Channel O Africa Music Video Awards: Presented the show as himself
- The Kingdom: Portrayed Madoda
- The Queen: Famous for his role as Shaka Khoza
- The Road: Played Bandile / Styles
- V-Entertainment: Worked as a Field Presenter
Khoza’s net worth has been a subject of speculation. Rumors suggest that he has faced financial difficulties recently. At the peak of his career, unconfirmed reports estimated his net worth to be close to R20 million, largely from acting and endorsement deals, including being the face of Dickies. However, recent unconfirmed reports suggest that his estimated net worth has dropped to around R3 million.
Khoza’s personal life has often been in the spotlight, usually for the wrong reasons. He has three children with different women, including Gogo Maweni and Lee-Anne Makopo. His love life has been tumultuous, marked by child maintenance court cases, cheating scandals, and a divorce.
In 2018, rumors circulated that he was engaged to Morna ‘Maddy’ Phatudi. The couple appeared to be deeply in love, frequently posting affectionate messages about each other on social media. However, their relationship eventually ended, and Khoza moved on with Pabee Moganedi. Their relationship also ended abruptly. Khoza then made headlines after proposing to Ayanda, who later pressed charges of gender-based violence against him.
Khoza’s life has been marred by several controversies. In 2018, he was brought before the Johannesburg family court for failing to pay child maintenance for six months. He claimed that the producers of The Queen were not paying him, and he was in significant debt. As a result, he could not afford to pay child maintenance. He was also once fired from The Queen due to his dramatic private life and diva-like tendencies. However, fans rallied in support of Khoza, leading to a petition for his return to the show, which was successful.
Khoza was charged with common assault after an altercation with an officer, but the case was withdrawn after he spent time in holding cells.
In a controversial incident, a video of Khoza dancing with topless women during the lockdown period went viral on Twitter. This incident not only broke lockdown regulations but also potentially violated Revenge Porn stipulations in the constitution. The person responsible for leaking the video could face a fine of R300,000 or a four-year jail sentence. Khoza apologized for his actions on Twitter.
This year, Khoza made headlines again after a video of him involved in a public brawl at a local hotel went viral. He is currently trending after opening an OnlyFans account, and another explicit video of him has flooded social media.