Siyabonga Shibe

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Siyabonga Shibe
Born Siyabonga Melongisi Shibe
(1978-02-23) February 23, 1978 (age 41)
Kwa-Zulu Natal
South Africa
Alma mater Natal Technikon
  • Actor
Years active 2002 - to date

Siyabonga Shibe (born 23 February 1978) is a South African actor best known for his leading roles in the SABC1 drama series Gaz'lam (2002-2005) alongside Menzi Ngubane, Thembi Seete, Gcina Mkhize, Bubu Mazibuko, Siphiwe Mtshali and Camilla Waldman. His first acting job was in the international feature film, The Stripes Of A Hero.

In 2003 Shibe was cast as Young James, who grew up in a village sheltered from the outside world, who embarks on a journey to the Holy Land, in the feature film James' Journey To Jerusalem. He currently stars on the SABC 1 prime time telenovela Uzalo as Qhabanga, a former cop who is the brother of Nkunzi (Masoja Msiza).

Early Life

Siyabonga Melongisi Shibe was born on 23 February 1978 he grew up in a township of Umlazi near the city of Durban in the KwaZulu-Natal province of South Africa. He studied drama at Technikon Natal now Durban University of Technology.


  1. mybiohub, Siyabonga Shibe, 3 December 2018
  2. tvsa, Siyabonga Shibe, 3 December 2018
  3. fameafrica, Uzalo’s Siyabonga Shibe: I am not paid what I deserve. I am not paid enough, 3 December 2018
  4. mytvnews, Who plays the role of Qhabanga on Uzalo? Meet Siyabonga Shibe, 3 December 2018