Phumi Mncayi

Full / Real Name: Phomolo Mncayi
Gender: Male



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Phumi Mncayi is a South African actor, presenter, singer, voice artist and producer best known for presenting one of the Lotto game shows, Wina Manje, on SABC1.

He is also known for his role as 9-Nine FM radio producer Pitso, a charmer who sweeps Gail off her feet, in the soapie Rhythm City, from 2010-2011.

Hailing from Khayelitsha in Cape Town, Phumi always wanted to be in front of the camera, so in pursuing his dream he studied Drama at the Waterfront Theatre School. He also holds a four-year diploma in drama from the University of Cape Town.

He has since acted in numerous theatre productions including playing the title role in Shaka Zulu - The Musical, which debuted at the State Theatre in Pretoria in 2010.

In addition, he was seen presenting the SABC3 science and technology show Q, alongside Kgomotso Matsunyane, and Magic to the Max on M-Net.

In 2009 he acted in an episode of the ITV drama series Wild at Heart and in 2012 he played the role of Ndumiso in the SABC1 mini-series Dream World, an adaptation of Shakespeare's A Midsummer Night's Dream, set in a contemporary South African setting.

In 2013 he had a starring role in an episode of the anthology series Mzansi Love: Kasi Style ("Out of Breath", Season 2, Episode 2). His character, James, is a hunky personal trainer whose client, despite falling for him, sees him as beneath her.

He currently resides in Johannesburg.

Television Roles


New on TV today: Friday 14 June 2024

eReality investigates The Queen of Crypto and Criminal Minds: Evolution 2 drops on Disney+.

Suidooster Teasers - July 2024

Mymoena is led into temptation. And then her lies catch up with her. Also: a lurve triangle gets complex.

New on TV today: Thursday 13 June 2024

M-Net tells The Nolo Letele Story and S3 exposes frat boy culture on Inside America's Fraternities.

Uzalo Teasers - July 2024

Back. Who? A familiar face returns and The Punisher isn't done with cleaning the streets of KwaMashu.

New on TV today: Wednesday 12 June 2024

Presumed Innocent drops on Apple TV+ and BBC Lifestyle goes inside the House of Kardashian.

Generations character portrait: Didintle Khunou as Tumelo Gcabashe

Introducing Jack Mabaso's other glove. A troubleshooter who has to take the reigns.

Official trailer: Savage Beauty 2

Don Bhengu burns in a furnace of his own making, haunted, and owned by Grace.

New on TV today: Tuesday 11 June 2024

My Strange Addiction: Still Addicted? begins on TLC and Tour de France: Unchained returns to Netflix.

Official trailer: Presumed Innocent

Another movie star slums it on TV in this thriller about a character whose wife gets plunged into hell.

Diepe Waters character portrait: Mandi du Plooy-Baard as Theresa

Baby mamma to Jacques' secret child returns. Jacques flashes a dimple.


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