Zenzo Ngqobe is not a new name for the Mzanzi. He is a professional South African actor who has a legacy of nailing each of his characters. His expertise in the film industry has brought him success and has earned him lots of fans across the country.
He is popularly known for playing Butcher in Tsotsi and for the role Atang, in the 2013 film The Forgotten Kingdom. So who is Zenzo Ngqobe? Read the article below to learn all about his life, family, wife, film career, and profile.
Zenzo Ngqobe profile summary
- Name: Zenzo Ngqobe
- Date of birth: September 8, 1983
- Zenzo Ngqobe age: 36
- Zodiac sign: Virgo
- Languages: Setswana, English, Afrikaans
- Occupation: Actor, director, and producer
Zenzo Ngqobe biography
He is originally from Mafikeng in the North West of South Africa. Not much is known about the South African actor’s childhood. Zenzo Ngqobe height is 5 feet and 3 inches (1.6m) tall.
Zenzo Ngqobe wife
The Tsotsi actor found his true love in Nokuthula Ledwaba, who is also in the film industry and is popularly known for her appearances in Rhythm City. Their love started in 2008, but it is unknown whether they had an official marriage ceremony or not. In 2012, however, Zenzo Ngqobe and Nakuthula Ledwaba parted ways, which was a blow for Zenzo since he even stopped showing up for work due to stress. Reasons for the break up remain undisclosed.
He starred in the e.tv original musical drama series Rhythm City taking the role of stone Khuse, a sensitive man who gets pressured by society into heterosexual life while he is gay. In an interview with IOL, the talented actor said that the character taught him about personal journeys people go through when society discriminates them because of their sexuality. In 2012, however, his role came to a halt after being fired from the soapie due to incompetence.
In 2013, he took over the role of Cyri Potgieter from Gideon Lovinga in the SABC sitcom, Ga Re Dumele.
Zenzo Ngqobe The River
He was also part of the cast for the M-Net original production The River for three seasons. In the series, he takes the role of Percival. The series revolves around the life of Lindiwe Dlamini Dikana by Sindi Dlathu, a mine owner who is ruthless and would go to any length to protect her family and maintain her lavish lifestyle. Other cast members include Persley Chweneyagae, Lanora Moagi, and Hlomla Dandala.
Other Zenzo Ngqobe TV shows include:
- Generations season 1 as Jonathan Motene
- Hard Copy season 4 as Vista
- Hillside season 1 as Nurse Lintle
- Imposter season 1 as Junior
- Intesexions season 2
- The Queen
He has also featured in several films such as Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom playing alongside Idris Elba, Naomi Harris, Tony Kgoroge and Riaad Moosa. Other movies he has starred in include Blood Diamond and The Forgotten Kingdom.
Zenzo Ngqobe Tsotsi
He also starred in the 2005 drama film, Tsotsi, created by Gavin Hood. He took the role of Butcher, a member of the Tsotsi gang and the most violent one of them all. Butcher has anger management issues and does not hesitate to commit murder.
Zenzo Ngqobe pictures
The star has shared photos on his Facebook account. Information on Zenzo Ngqobe Instagram and Zenzo Ngqobe Twitter is not verified, although there are some accounts with his name. Times Live, he shares that the fame that came with his acting career was overwhelming and that he has not found a strategy to deal with the attention. He, however, loves to go off the public eye for a while to work on his craft on the theatre stage.
Zenzo Ngqobe net worth
The Tsotsi star has a net worth of $700,000.
Zenzo Ngqobe has indeed shaken the film industry with his spot-on characters, and although it was his childhood dream to become a pilot, he has come to love acting. He is talented, and his fans would like to see him on our TV screens more.