Zolisa Xaluva

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Zolisa Xaluva
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Born Zolisa Xaluva
(1981-06-13) June 13, 1981 (age 38)
New Brighton, Port Elizabeth
Eastern Cape, South Africa
Education Technikon Witwatersrand
Technikon Pretoria
Occupation Actor
Years active 2005 - to date

Zolisa Xaluva (born 13 June 1981) is a South African actor best known for his roles as Jason on the SABC1 soapie Generations , and Diamond Mabuza who is Gracious Mabuza’s (Rami Chuene) brother in-law on Mzansi Magic's telenovela The Queen.

Early Life

Zolisa Xaluva was born on 13 June 1981 in New Brighton, Port Elizabeth in the Eastern Cape province of South Africa. His family moved to Johannesburg when he was 11. The family later moved to Pretoria to be with extended family. His parents are Thando and Nombuyiselo Xaluva and he is the third of four children. Xaluva matriculated in Pretoria. For a few years after matric he majored in Media Studies and Communication Science at Technikon Witwatersrand . He dropped out of the course with one year to go, due to financial difficulties. To make ends meet he tried to establish a campus radio station for Technikon Witwatersrand but he was turned down as he was no longer a student there. So he went back to Port Elizabeth where he joined an arts and culture group which toured schools, performing plays for schoolchildren. He later returned to Pretoria and studied drama at Technikon Pretoria, graduating in 2003.


  1. channel24, Zolisa Xaluva joins The Queen, 13 August 2018
  2. okmzansi, 10 Things you don’t know about Zolisa Xaluva, 13 August 2018
  3. mytv, Zolisa Xaluva: 5 things you need to know about The Queen’s ‘Diamond, 13 August 2018
  4. TVSA, Zolis Xaluva, 13 August 2018