Mzwandile Ngubeni

Born: 17 April 1982 (42 years old)
Gender: Male



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Mzwandile Ngubeni is a South African actor and television presenter best known for hosting the SABC1 television series Choice (2005-2007) and Spirit Sundae, from 2009-2012.

Besides presenting, he has appeared on television productions such as Isidingo, Generations, Unicity, Mzansi, Intersexions and City Ses'la. He started presenting in 1994 on the show Wordpower.

Trained at the National School of the Arts and AFDA (where he won the M-Net Best Student of the Year in 2003 and the Best Alumni Student in 2005 for Choice), he has also acted in several feature films including Witness to a Kill, In Desert and Wilderness and Jerusalema.

He is also the director of Theta Sonke Communications.

In 2013 he was the host of the SABC1 religious programme Buzz About Gospel and was the featured guest on an episode of the SABC1 music talk show Zaziwa.

Also in 2013, Mzwandile had a major supporting role in the Mzansi Magic miniseries Taxi Ride, a continuation of David Kau's 2012 film of the same name. In it he plays Gubi, a lovable loser who stumbles across Antonella the Italian Tourist at the taxi rank and somehow manages to convince her for her hand in marriage. He spends all his time working on the preparations for his wedding to Antonella and dealing with the lobola negotiations.

Other television series he has acted in or presented include Justice for All, Backstage, Youth Expressions, Be Financially Smart and Now or Never. He also had a recurring role on the drama series Umlilo.

In 2017 he hosted the SABC2 entrepreneurship and educational reality series Game Plan.

In February 2021, he debuted on the 1Magic soapie The River in the role of Elvis Baloyi, a devious genius who pursues the show's lead character Lindiwe Dlamini-Dikane (Sindi Dlathu) with the intention of marrying her.

In the same year he hosted the fifth season of the Mzansi Magic reality show Love Back, which premiered on 6 April 2021.

Television Roles


New! Queendom Teasers - April 2024

Ntando's life takes an interesting turn, suddenly things are different. New perspective, new possibility.

Skeem Saam Teasers - May 2024

Aftershock! Kgosi thinks he knows who caused the car accident. Also: Ntswaki finds out who Toby's mother is.

New on TV today: Monday 22 April 2024

Queendom premieres on BET and BBC Earth presents Attenborough and the Jurassic Sea Monster.

New on TV today: Sunday 21 April 2024

ID profiles the Lost Women of Highway 20 and eReality invites you to check into First Dates Hotel.

New on TV today: Saturday 20 April

Mike Epps is Buying Back the Block on HGTV and ID presents Jack Osbourne's Night of Terror.

My Brother's Keeper 2 Teasers - April 2024

Season 2 premiere! The Shabalalas head to Emaswazini and Nqubeko shadow-boxes with his guilt.

Isiphetho: Destiny Teasers - May 2024

Buhle faces an entrepreneur's worst nightmare as the restaurant's debt piles up. How will she pay?

Binnelanders Teasers - May 2024

Nicolette freezes during an operation. Yikes. And Annetjie's secret identity takes on new life in her blog.

New on TV today: Friday 19 April

Housekeepers 3 begins a run on Wethu and Kindig Customs returns to Discovery.

Two former Miss South Africa's in Duma Ndlovu's Queen Modjadji

It scares us. Schmodels in a historical drama - how "Method" will they be? But okay, let's not be judgy and see.


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