Mduduzi Mabaso is a South African actor best known for his starring role as gangster Suffocate on the e.tv soapie Rhythm City, from the show's debut in July 2007 to its last episode in July 2021.
He won the Golden Horn for Best Supporting Actor in a TV Soap for his role as Suffocate at the 3rd Annual South African Film and Television Awards (SAFTAs), in 2009.
Mduduzi's other television credits include Zone 14, A Place Called Home, Yizo Yizo 2, Justice For All 4, Soul City, Heartlines: Grace and Chicken Biznis.
His movies include Hotel Rwanda (2004), Catch a Fire (2006), Meokgo and the Stickfighter (2006) and Blood Diamond (2006).
He appeared in Divide and Rule, a theatre production that toured Europe in 1992. Other theatre credits include Cry The Beloved Country, Madiba’s Magic, Behind the Curtains, Shaka Zulu and Tasha On The Rocks.
His special skills include martial arts, dancing, directing and writing. His dream role would be to play a mentally disturbed character.
Mduduzi was born and has spent his whole life in Alexandra, apart from three years he spent as a young child in Transkei. He discovered his passion for drama at school.
The TVSA Interview: Mduduzi Mabaso