Sibonile Ngubane is a South African actor and musician best known for his role as Mbovu in the Mzansi Magic soapie Isibaya.
Active in theatre and musical theatre, he has worked on numerous productions with Mbongeni Ngema as a percussionist and actor, including roles in Sarafina!, Lion of the East and Ipi Ntombi.
Sibonile made his television acting debut in Isibaya in the role of Ngubane elder Mbovu, first credited in Season 5, Episode 113, which aired on 16 August, 2017.
He continued to play the role until the show was discontinued in 2021.
The following year he had a role in the Mzansi Magic made-for-TV movie Isibonakaliso, which aired as part of the channel's "Lokshin Bioskop" strand of telefilms for the first time on 7 July, 2018. It also later aired on Mzansi Wethu.
He next landed another major recurring role, this time as crooked businessman Khathazamanyamadoda Khanyile in the SABC1 soapie Uzalo, first appearing in Season 5, Episode 52 (which aired on 17 April, 2019).
A role on the SABC3 telenovela The Estate followed when he was cast as Buzani Phakathwayo, first appearing in the series premiere on 5 April, 2021.
Less than a week later he debuted on the 1Magic drama series The Station in an episode which aired on 10 April (Season 1, Episode 2). The series also aired on Mzansi Magic.
Sibonile next appeared in another "Lokshin Bioskop" film on Mzansi Magic called Wa Lepelle, which debuted on the channel on 12 June, 2021.
Later that year he landed his first starring role in television when he was cast in the Mzansi Magic Sunday night drama series Umkhokha, which premiered on 3 October, 2021.