Themba Ndaba

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Themba Ndaba
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Born Themba Ndaba
(1965-02-14) 14 February 1965 (age 54)
Meadowlands, Soweto
Gauteng, South Africa
Education St Mark’s High School
Harare Polytechnic
Occupation
  • Actor
  • Director
  • Writer
Years active 1989 - to date
Spouse(s) Sophie Ndaba (m.1998 - 2007)
J Ndaba (m.2010)
Children Rudo Ndaba
Lwandle Ndaba
Sibusiso Ndaba

Themba Ndaba (born 14 February 1965) is a South African actor, director, and writer best known for his starring role as Brutus Khoza on Mzansi Magic's telenovela The Queen alongside Sthembiso Khoza, Dineo Moeketsi, Loyiso MacDonald, Zenande Mfenyana, Connie Ferguson, Zandile Msutwana and Khayakazi Kula.


Early Life

Themba was born on February 14, 1965 in Meadowlands, Soweto in the Gauteng province of South Africa but moved to Swaziland in 1969 because his late father was a minister of the gospel. He grew up in the Kingdom of Swaziland where he began school in 1970 and completed high school at St Mark’s High School in Mbabane Swaziland 1982. He then moved to Zimbabwe where he did his business studies at Harare Polytechnic. He studied Economics and Statistics in Zimbabwe. He worked in a bank for three years prior to going to Harare Polytechnic in Zimbabwe from 1986-1988 where he studied for a Higher National Diploma in Business Studies with distinctions in Economics and Statistics. Upon to his return to South Africa he assisted with English literature in a drama school based in Daveyton that was mainly patronized by high school drop outs. Themba then found an interest in the arts and cultivated his writing and acting skills in which finally saw him in mainstream theatre and later into television and movies 1989-1996. In this time Themba was also involved in the story inception of the Isidingo and wrote a comedy series for SABC1 and children’s programme.

References

  1. TVSA, Themba Ndaba, 05 August 2018
  2. News24, Themba Ndaba talks to us about what makes a good father and what acting means to him, 05 August 2018
  3. Themba Ndaba, About me Themba Ndaba!, 05 August 2018
  4. Channel24, 5 Reasons Themba Ndaba keeps up glued to The Queen, 05 August 2018