Zenzo Ngqobe

Zenzo Ngqobe Biography

Zenzo Ngqobe is a name that resonates with many in Mzanzi. He is a seasoned actor from South Africa who has made a significant impact in the film industry with his exceptional acting skills. His ability to breathe life into each character he portrays has not only brought him immense success but also garnered him a vast fan base across the country.

Early Life and Background

Zenzo Ngqobe was born on September 8, 1983, making him 36 years old. He is a Virgo by zodiac sign and is multilingual, fluent in Setswana, English, and Afrikaans. He hails from Mafikeng in the North West of South Africa. While not much is known about his childhood, it is clear that his roots have played a significant role in shaping his career. Zenzo stands at a height of 5 feet and 3 inches (1.6m) tall.

Career Highlights

Zenzo Ngqobe’s career in the film industry is both diverse and impressive. He is not only an actor but also a director and producer. He is best known for his roles as Butcher in the film ‘Tsotsi’ and Atang in the 2013 film ‘The Forgotten Kingdom’.

Rhythm City

One of his notable roles was in the e.tv original musical drama series ‘Rhythm City’, where he portrayed Stone Khuse, a sensitive man who faces societal pressure into a heterosexual life while being gay. This role taught him about the personal journeys people undergo when society discriminates against them because of their sexuality. However, his role came to an abrupt end in 2012 due to alleged incompetence.

Ga Re Dumele

In 2013, Zenzo took over the role of Cyri Potgieter from Gideon Lovinga in the SABC sitcom, ‘Ga Re Dumele’.

The River

Zenzo was also part of the cast for the M-Net original production ‘The River’ for three seasons. In the series, he played the role of Percival. The series revolves around the life of Lindiwe Dlamini Dikana, a ruthless mine owner who would go to any length to protect her family and maintain her lavish lifestyle.

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Other Notable Roles

Zenzo has also appeared in other TV shows such as ‘Generations’ season 1 as Jonathan Motene, ‘Hard Copy’ season 4 as Vista, ‘Hillside’ season 1 as Nurse Lintle, ‘Imposter’ season 1 as Junior, and ‘Intesexions’ season 2. He has also been part of ‘The Queen’.


Zenzo has also featured in several films such as ‘Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom’ playing alongside Idris Elba, Naomi Harris, Tony Kgoroge, and Riaad Moosa. Other movies he has starred in include ‘Blood Diamond’ and ‘The Forgotten Kingdom’.


In the 2005 drama film, ‘Tsotsi’, created by Gavin Hood, Zenzo starred as Butcher, a member of the Tsotsi gang and the most violent one of them all. Butcher has anger management issues and does not hesitate to commit murder.

Personal Life

Zenzo found love in Nokuthula Ledwaba, a fellow actor known for her appearances in ‘Rhythm City’. Their relationship began in 2008, but it is unclear whether they had an official marriage ceremony. Unfortunately, in 2012, Zenzo and Nakuthula Ledwaba decided to part ways. This separation was a significant blow for Zenzo, as he even stopped showing up for work due to stress. The reasons for their breakup remain undisclosed.

Zenzo Ngqobe’s journey in the film industry is a testament to his talent and dedication. Despite the ups and downs, he continues to shine, leaving an indelible mark on every character he portrays.

Net Worth

Zenzo Ngqobe, the star of ‘Tsotsi’, has amassed a substantial net worth of $700,000. This figure is a testament to his success in the film industry and the value he brings to every project he undertakes. His financial success is a reflection of his talent, hard work, and the love he receives from his fans.

A Childhood Dream

Interestingly, Zenzo’s childhood dream was not to become an actor, but a pilot. However, life had different plans for him, and he found his true calling in acting. Despite the shift in his career path, Zenzo embraced the change and pursued acting with passion and dedication.

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A Force in the Film Industry

Zenzo Ngqobe has indeed made waves in the film industry with his impeccable portrayal of characters. His ability to bring characters to life and make them relatable to the audience has earned him a special place in the hearts of many viewers. His performances are not just acts; they are experiences that leave a lasting impression on the audience.

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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