June 13, 1981
New Brighton, Port Elizabeth
Eastern Cape, South Africa
|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.
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.