Mandla Jwara

Full / Real Name: Mandla Shongwe
Gender: Male



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Mandla Jwara (formerly known as Mandla Shongwe) is a South African actor, presenter and radio DJ best known for his starring role as Johannes in the Mzansi Magic soapie Isithembiso.

Originally from Soweto, he attended Tikwana Comprehensive School and went on to study acting at the Fuba School of Drama and Visual Arts in Johannesburg.

He has been in the radio business for many years and has worked in a number of radio formats including community, in-house, online, music and talk radio.

Some of the stations he has worked with include The Voice of Soweto, SA Stream, Talk Radio 702, Kaya FM and SAfm.

Mandla has also worked as a television presenter on shows such as Telly Fun Quiz, Your Own Business and Beyond the Classroom.

He has acted in numerous television series in guest, recurring and starring roles, beginning with the SABC drama Molo Fish.

He went on to act in dramas like Soul City, Mfolozi Street, Final Verdict, Gaz'lam, The Alliance, Lockdown and Impilo: The Scam; and in the sitcom My Perfect Family.

He has acted in a number of soapies and telenovelas as well, including Muvhango, Generations, The Wild, The Road, Greed and Desire, High Rollers, Scandal!, Isibaya and Isithembiso.

Mandla has also appeared in several feature films including Dead Easy, Against the Wild 2: Survive the Serengeti, Mandela's Gun, Child of Soweto and The Tokoloshe.

In addition, he has acted in numerous corporate shows and was a volunteer teacher in Orange Farm teaching matriculants  about the radio business and broadcasting with an organisation called R.I.Z.E. Mzansi.

He has also apepared in several television commercials, for clients including Telkom and eBucks.

Mandla is multilingual, speaking Zulu, seTswana, seSotho and English. He resides in Johannesburg.

Television Roles




Legal Aid Lawyer (as Mandla Shongwe)

Guest Star (as Mandla Shongwe)

Kgosi's Advisor (as Mandla Shongwe)

Guest Star (as Mandla Shongwe)

Mr. Radebe

Chitja (as Mandla Shongwe)

Johannes (as Mandla Shongwe)

Johannes (as Mandla Shongwe)

Mkhulu (Inyanga)

Butana (as Mandla Shongwe)

Guest Star (as Mandla Shongwe)

Vusimuzi (as Mandla Shongwe)

Abel (as Mandla Shongwe)

Innocent (as Mandla Shongwe)

Madlinyoka (as Mandla Shongwe)

Police Commissioner (as Mandla Shongwe)

Priest (as Mandla Shongwe)

Priest (as Mandla Shongwe)


New on TV today: Monday 12 April

The Flight Attendant takes off on M-Net and K-drama 100 Days My Prince starts on tvN Africa.

New on TV today: Sunday 11 April

Amazing Voices returns to Mzansi Magic and the drama Council of Dads starts a run on Vuzu.

New on TV today: Saturday 10 April

Reality show Abazali starts on Wethu and Curiosity takes you down The World's Most Dangerous Roads.

New! It's Complicated Teasers - April 2021

Introducing the first teasers for Zee World's new weekend series about Jassi who loves two men.

King of Hearts Teasers - April 2021

Exposed: DD’s conniving plans. And Sid gets arrested for attempted murder.

Begusarai Teasers - April 2021

Begusarai reloads on Zee World on 10 April for weekend double bills at 17h00 and 18h00.

Queen of the South 2 Teasers - May 2021

Teresa and her team are kidnapped.

Ring of Fire Teasers - April 2021

Schedule alert! Ring of Fire loses Saturdays and Sundays from this weekend (10th) with the premieres of It's Complicated and Begusarai (repeat).

Law of the Heart Teasers - May 2021

Andres proposes to Catalina!

New on TV today: Friday 9 April

Four shows start on SABC3 tonight including the mockumentary Tali's Wedding Diary.


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