Thembinkosi Mthembu is a South African actor who rose to fame with a starring role as Junior in the Mzansi Magic drama series The Republic.
He was born in the village KwaNdengezi in Durban. In 2017, he obtained a diploma in drama and production studios from the Durban University of Technology.
His first television role was recurring as the Shift Manager on the MTV Base drama series MTV Shuga: Down South 2, first appearing on Season 7, Episode 7 (which aired on 2 April, 2019).
A couple of months later he began starring in The Republic, which revolves around the fictitional president of South Africa as she fights the corruption wrought upon the country by her predecessor.
It was his first starring role in television.
The following year he was cast as Mabutho on the 1Magic soapie The River, making his first appearance in Season 3, Episode 21 (which aired on 24 February, 2020).
Initially recurring, he was promoted to starring cast for the Season 4 premiere in 2021.