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Bongani Zindela

Born: 06 June 1972 (49 years old)
Gender: Male

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Bongani Zindela is a South African actor and television presenter best known for his role as Mzwake on the SABC1 drama series Mzansi, and for co-presenting the talk show Shift.

Zindela is a jack of all trades including a fine artist, a poet, an actor (physical theatre), a motivational speaker, a voice artist and a facilitator.

After blasting rally-goers with his explosive poetry performances during the mid 1980's at packed stadiums; he was picked up by COSATU (Council of South African Trade Unions) culture unit for a scholar ship to study speech and drama at Community Arts Project in Cape Town.

Excelling in mask-making, street theatre, mime and movement under the eyes of Patty Henderson, acclaimed author and playwright; Mike van Graan (Community Arts Projects), Jay Pather and Alfred Hinkel of JAZZART.

In 1991, he was offered work as a professional actor for Community Arts Project, a theatre company.

He joined Theatre for Africa in 1991 and toured Europe with a play titled Horn of Sorrow; he then toured Asia with Kwamanzi, Edinburgh festival with Elephant of Africa and performed privately for the royal family at Balmoral Castle.

Back home in South Africa he was offered a job as an anchor presenter of a popular youth magazine programme Grab on SABC1, which lasted for four years and toured the USA covering inserts for the programme.

In 1997 Bongani focused extensively on corporate and industrial theatre under the banner of the WinWin group, covering issues such as Safety Health and Environment, ISO 14000, ISO 9001, employment equity and globalisation, where he accumulated skills to facilitate sessions.


Television Roles

Show

Character

Mzwake

Mzwake

Presenter - Himself

Presenter - Himself

Presenter - Himself

Presenter - Himself

Presenter - Himself

Presenter - Himself

Presenter - Himself


LATEST ARTICLES

New! Broken Hearts Teasers - October 2021

Introducing the first teasers for Star Life's new series about the impact of a 20-year age difference on a couple.


Top Shows on TV: September 2021

The reload of The Estate on SABC1 knocks the primetime broadcast off S3's Top 20 list.


Voëlvry Teasers - November 2021

BOOM! A house explodes. Also: Another murder.


Legacy 2 Teasers - November 2021

Guess who's back, back again....Msizi!


Big Brother Mzansi: Revived! and now casting in 2021

The search is ON for housemates for reality TV's comeback kid.


New on TV today: Tuesday 19 October

A new show joins two returning ones on VIA, as med drama Nurses returns to Universal.


New! Wedding Planners Teasers - October 2021

Introducing the first teasers for Star Life's new 21h00 novela ahead of its premiere on Tuesday (19th).


The Red Room Teasers - November 2021

Boncuk's sister and Doctor discuss putting her in a facility.


Deur Dik en Dun 3 Teasers - November 2021

Faruk annouces he is leaving the company. Also: Esma's condition is worsening.


New on TV today: Monday 18 October

Two shows return tonight: Gold Rush on Discovery and Come Dine with Me UK on eReality.

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