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Saint Seseli

Full / Real Name: Lehlohonolo Saint Seseli
Born: 05 March 1973 (46 years old)
Gender: Male

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Saint Seseli is a South African actor best known for his role as Justice, a former world champion boxer who opens a sporting academy as a last shot at redemption, in the SABC2 telenovela Keeping Score.

He was previously known for his role as Raymond on the SABC1 soapie Generations, from 2012-2013.

Born in Johannesburg and raised in Soweto, Saint is a Mosotho of Zulu birth. The last of four children, he was schooled at Sacred Heart College and matriculated from Damelin College in 1990. From 1991-1992 he did a National Diploma in Marketing & Sales Management at Technikon Northern Gauteng and the following year did a Marketing and Business Management diploma at Damelin.

After many years working as a marketer, salesman and various other positions, he did a National Diploma in Marketing Management from UNISA in 2011.

During his years in the corporate sector, Saint worked in numerous positions for a wide variety of employers. He was a department supervisor for the Edgars Group, a sales representative for a tobacco company, a customer service consultant at Multichoice, and the marketing manager of numerous companies, including Universal Music Group, the Ster-Kinekor group, the Windybrow Theatre and EMI Music South Africa.

Saint also launched four start-up businesses: the Marung Restaurant at Carlton Centre in Johannesburg (2004); a landscaping business called Lefatshe Landscapes in Soweto (2006), Tseleng Marketing and Design in Pretoria (2008) and The Human Palette Training Consultancy in Johannesburg, in 2010.

He also conceptualised and implemented a first of its kind world class motorcycle expo in a township: the Soweto Bike Show in 2008, in conjunction with Bike SA Magazine.

In addition, Saint is an accomplished script/copy writer and features writer, with published work in City Press, Bike SA Magazine, Y-Magazine and Ebony Magazine, among others.

He is best known as an actor and voice-over artist, having appeared in numerous television series, films and TV and radio commercials.

Saint first appeared on television alongside Hlomla Dandala in 1987 in the 26-episode educational show Moving On Again. He has since had starring, recurring and guest roles in numerous television shows including Home Affairs, Zero Tolerance, Soul City, Backstage, eKasi: Our Stories, Jacob's Cross, Task Force, Sokhulu & Partners, Roer Jou Voete, isiBaya, High Rollers, Entabeni, Ashes to Ashes, Ihawu, My Perfect Family, Skeem Saam and The Queen.

He hosted some episodes of the e.tv docu-reality series Forgive & Forget in 2008 and had his profile raised in 2012 when he had a year-long recurring arc as Raymond on Generations, at the time the most-watched show in South Africa.

In 2016 he began starring in SABC2's first ever telenovela, Keeping Score. His character, Justice, is a former boxing champion estranged from his two daughters and unable to sustain any real relationships. Justice believes that the real world is the only place he gets hurt: his only real home is the ring; his true family are the fighting fans.

A self-taught bass guitarist and drummer, Saint is fluent in seven of South Africa's official 11 languages. He is also a keen cyclist, having competed in major cycling events.


Television Roles

Show

Character

Blesser

Chwepheshe

Doctor Holomisa

Bank Manager

Senzo

Host - Himself

Ernest

Bongani

Bongani

Captain Letebele

Nonhlanhla Letho (as Lehlohonolo Saint Seseli)

Eddie Sebatjane

Eddie Sebatjane

Reg Ndlovu

Sithembiso (as Lehlohonolo Seseli)

MEC (as Lehlohonolo Saint Seseli)

MEC

Thomas Mahlatsi (as Lehlohonolo Seseli)

Thomas Mahlatsi (as Lehlohonolo Seseli)

Justice Mohapi

Guest Star

Wiseman

Prosecutor (as Saint Selesi)

Dr. Ephron Serameng

Prince Tebeila

Justice Seseli (as Saint Lehlohonolo Seseli)

Justice Abel Sepeng

Guest Star (as Lehlohonolo Selesi)

Simphiwe

Jacob

Doctor Phiri

Adv. Phiri

Matsulane

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