Patrick Shai

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Patrick Shai
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Born Patrick Molefe Shai.
South Africa
  • Actor
Years active 1985 - to date
Known for Generations
Ashes to Ashes
Notable work Khuluma Ndoda
Spouse(s) Mmasechaba Shai

Patrick Shai is a South African actor. He has appeared in a number of television productions including Zero Tolerance, Yizo Yizo, Zone 14, Jacob's Cross and Moferefere Lenyalong. He starred on Generations where he played Patrick Tlaole until he was fired along with fellow cast mates in the wake of the wage dispute. Patrick Shai later joined's original telenovela, Ashes to Ashes whose main cast included Nambitha Mpumlwana and Mandla Gaduka who were also fired from Generations.

Patrick Shai is the founder and managing director of Khuluma Ndoda, a men's Social Movement against all types of Gender Based Violence.


  1. TVSA, Patrick Shai, 31 January 2019
  2. IMDb, Thami Mngqolo, 31 January 2019
  3. Mail & Guardian, Striking Generations cast members sacked, 31 January 2019
  4. Channel24, Generations 16 clap back at Mfundi Vundla, 31 January 2019
  5. Move!/ News24, After years of being abused by Patrick Shai, he is now a changed man - Wife, 31 January 2019
  6. Drum/ News24, Patrick Shai: I'm a changed man, 31 January 2019
  7. Sowetan, Veteran Shai is a greedy 'Vandal', 31 January 2019
  8. Press Reader/ Sunday World, Patrick Shai in double whammy, 31 January 2019