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Siyabonga Shibe

Full / Real Name: Siyabonga Melongisi Shibe
Born: 23 February 1978 (46 years old)
Gender: Male

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Siyabonga Shibe is a South African actor best known for his leading roles in the SABC1 drama series Gaz'lam (2002-2005) and Bay of Plenty, from 2007-2008.

Siyabonga grew up in Umlazi in Kwa-Zulu Natal. From an early age he knew he wanted to be an actor and after matriculating he studied drama at Natal Technicon.

After graduating in 1999 he moved to Johannesburg to pursue a career in acting. His first part was in the international feature film, The Stripes Of A Hero and the role of Sifiso in the TV series Gaz'lam followed.

After filming Gaz'lam 1, he acted in the feature film James' Journey To Jerusalem (2003) for which he won a Best Male Actor award at the Jerusalem International Film Festival.

His other TV credits include roles in the 2004 mini-series Human Cargo, Mthunzini.com and the British series Wild At Heart. He controversially resigned from Mtunizini.com in September 2007, claiming he wasn't being paid enough.

In 2006 he appeared in the feature film The Trail, playing the role of Mad Dog.

From 2007-2008 he played the role of the wheelin’ and dealin’ lifeguard Mandla Nyawose on the SABC1 drama series Bay of Plenty.

In 2008 he played the role of Thami in the second season of the SABC1 drama series A Place Called Home.

In 2010 he joined the cast of the e.tv soapie Scandal!, playing taxi driver Fila.



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