Siyabonga Xaba is a seasoned South African actor best known for the Zweli Hlatswayo character on End Game, an SABC1 political series. He started acting as a teenager in television shows like Strike Back (2010). He also played the role of Langa in the hit crime series, Gomora.
Siyabonga Xaba has become a fan favorite in Mzansi, especially after starring in DStv's leading telenovela, Gomora. How well do you know the young actor? Below is Siyabonga Xaba biography.
- Full name: Siyabonga Xaba
- Date of birth: 26th July 1997
- Age: 23
- Gender: Male
- Nationality: South African
- Profession: Actor
- Siyabonga Xaba Instagram: @siya_xaba
Siyabonga Xaba early life and education
The actor was born in Johannesburg, Gauteng in 1997. Siyabonga Xaba real age in 2020 is 23 years, as he celebrates his birthday on 26th of July. Siyabonga Xaba parents are not known because he has not shared details about them.
For Siyabonga Xaba education, he matriculated from Parktown Boys High in 2017. He has not revealed where he went to study for college.
Siyabonga Xaba acting career
Siya Xaba has been in the film and television industry from teenagehood. He came into the limelight with the role of Zweli Hlatswayo in End Game, a political series thriller on SABC1. He also starred in Queen of Katwe, a 2016 Hollywood movie, alongside Lupita Nyong'o and Aaron Moloisi.
In 2020, he was cast to play the role of Langa in the hit crime series, Gomora. Langa from Gomora is the firstborn son of Thathi, who has to move from the luxurious Sandton to Alex township after the death of his father. Langa is also a nerdy boy who is always on his computer.
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The young actor has starred in a number of Siyabonga Xaba television shows including:
- 4Play: Sex Tips for Girls Season 1 and 2 as Xolani
- The Book of Negroes Season 1 as Young Chekura
- End Game Season 1 as Zweli Hlatswayo
- Strike Back Season 1 (2010) as Najim
- Gomora Season 1 as Langa
- Siyabonga Xaba Soul Buddyz Season 5 as Forget
- The Hot Zone Season 1 (2019) as Young African on Plane
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Siyabonga Xaba actor has already chosen a career path for himself. He is among the many young and talented South Africans that have a bright future in the country's film and television industry.
READ ALSO: Gomora's Siya Xaba opens up on anxiety of filming during Covid-19
Briefly.co.za reported in the June comments made by Siyabonga Xaba concerning the filming atmosphere amid the Covid-19 pandemic. The actor, who plays the character of Langa, revealed that filming is not easy since a lot of caution has to be taken for the general health concern of the crew and cast members. Other South African telenovela's like Skeem Saam and The River had already stopped production.
This comes after Gomora beat The Queen to become DStv's most-watched soapie in the country. The series has talented cast members and a thrilling storyline that keeps fans glued on TV amid the Covid-19 lockdown.
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