SOUTH AFRICA'S TV WEBSITE
SIGN IN SEARCH MENU
SOUTH AFRICA'S TV WEBSITE


Mothusi Magano

Born: 26 March 1979 (42 years old)
Gender: Male

Rate:

8.2

Add to Actor Favourites

Bio

Mothusi Magano is a South African actor best known for his starring role as Charles "Mingus" Khathi in the SABC3 drama series The Lab, from 2006-2009.

He was born in the small village of Phokeng on the outskirts of Rustenburg. At the age of five, his family moved to Mafikeng where, at the Mmabana Cultural centre, he got his first taste of performance when he performed in a pantomime called A Dragon For Dinner.

In 1998, Mothusi enrolled at the Wits School of Dramatic Art. In his first year of study he auditioned for all plays at Wits and got into two: Death and the Maiden where he played Gerardo Escobar and Little Shop of horrors, in which he played Audrey Two.

In 2003, a friend asked him to be Harry Lime in his production of The Third Man and Mothusi asked agent Moonyeenn Lee to watch the production. Two days later she signed him to her agency and through her he filmed his first film: Gums and Noses, followed by Hotel Rwanda and Tsotsi (Oscar Winner for Best Foreign Film), as well as FNB commercials.

He has acted in numerous theatre productions including The Third Man, Stones in His Pockets, Venus, Four, Lysistrata, A Midsummer Night's Dream, Romeo and Juliet, Bread and Butter, Maid in the New South Africa, American Buffalo, The Coloured Museum, Sexual Perversity in Chicago and Hamlet.

In 2004 he had a supporting role in the second season of the SABC2 police procedural series Zero Tolerance. Other television series he guest starred in include Home Affairs, Sorted, Muvhango and Izoso Connexion.

In 2006 he landed his first major television role in The Lab, in which he starred for three seasons. He had a recurring role in the fifth season of the ITV drama series Wild at Heart, in 2010.

In 2011 he had a guest starring role in the SABC1 drama series Intersexions and in 2012 he guest starred in the SABC2 drama series 90 Plein Street.

He landed his second starring role in 2013 in the SABC1 drama series Tempy Pushas, set against the backdrop of the lavish fashion world and juxtaposed with the vibrant township culture.

In November of the same year he joined e.tv soapie Scandal! in the role of mysterious assassin The Dustbin Man.

In 2019 he joined SABC1 soapie Skeem Saam as Tumishang, a 30-something law student who moves in with MaNtuli (Dieketseng Mnisi) and Pretty (Lerato Marabe) as a tenant in their back room.

 

Mothusi
Mothusi at the announcement of
The Lab Season 2 in Cape Town

(15 November, 2006)


Television Roles

Show

Character

Tshepo Sadiki

Sello Tlhabanelo

Kornas

Vincent

Phaks

Guest Star

Guest Star

Guest Star

Maxwell

Kabelo

Mfundo

Journalist / Mothusi / TV Journalist

Journalist / Mothusi / TV Journalist

Lebone

Odirile Pelompe (as Mothusi Mogano)

Guest Star

Karabo

Presenter - Himself

The Dustbin Man

Phemello

Tumishang

Tumishang

Mothusi Magano

Guest Star

Dot Org

Dot Org

Charles "Mingus" Khathi

Charles "Mingus" Khathi

Charles "Mingus" Khathi

Modiri

Comrade Walker

Sponono Doctor

Supporting Role

Doctor Ngomane


LATEST ARTICLES

New on TV today: Tuesday 3 August

Magic mushrooms feature in BBC Earth's Psychedelic Drug Trial: A Cure for Depression?


Idols 17: 108 Golden Tickets pocketed for Theatre Week

The screeching is over. Or is it? 108 wannabes must prove they have the chops.


New on TV today: Monday 2 August

The Home Channel plays The Property Game and it's a Brave New World on M-Net.


2021 SAMAS: all the winners

The full list with a sprinkling of Red Carpet pix.


Soapie Digest - August 2021

Time to digest a sneak peak of August with your monthly teaser bomb...


New on TV today: Sunday 1 August

E! takes a Reunion Road Trip and we find Secret Wars Uncovered on HISTORY.


New on TV today: Saturday 31 July

SAMA 27 airs live on SABC1 and Nat Geo Wild meets The Croc That Ate Jaws.


House of Zwide Teasers - August 2021

Your fashionista tease... it's Ona's first day at HoZ. Also: Molefe's past catches up with him.


7de Laan Teasers - August 2021

More than one person notices the connection between Amorey and Tjattas.


New! House of Zwide Teasers - July 2021

Introducing the first teasers for e.tv's new 19h00 catwalk.

LATEST SITE ACTIVITY


More activity at TVSA Central



LATEST SOAPIE TEASERS



LATEST SOAPIE TEASERS






×
×

You browser doesn't have Flash, Silverlight, Gears, BrowserPlus or HTML5 support.