Siyabonga Zubane, who plays criminal Sdumo in Mzansi Magic’s Gomora, recently discussed his nasty role.
The 23-year-old performer also discusses his background and life before television.
SIYABONGA ZUBANE’S LIFE BEFORE ‘GOMORA’
Gomora actor Siyabonga Zubane was born in the Alexandra Township where the telenovela is being shot daily.
He plays the gangster role of Sdumo who terrorises the community, abducts school girls, and hijacks cars.
The actor recently revealed in an interview with Drum Magazine that he understands the lingo and culture of his own township all too well because he grew up there.
His family left Alexandra and he moved to Tembisa township, to live there until he was in Grade 5.
“But I ended up staying with my grandmother and uncles until I went to varsity in Pretoria central.”
“I loved the arts from a young age. I went deep and I studied dramatic art in high school before going to university.”
“However, with my love, talent, and gift, I still have to go through the same route as all actors and performers go and I have to audition for every role like it’s my first.”
PLAYING SDUMO IN THE TELENOVELA
His character Sdumo is a man who will do anything for a quick buck and hijacks cars for a living in Gomora.
Zubane got his acting break in Mzansi Magic’s telenovela, Isibaya in 2017.
“Isibaya featured me in 2017 where I played the role of Bhungezi.”
“It was a one-day character, but I did it for the experience.”
He adds that he wanted to see and understand what he’s getting himself into and experience the real world of acting and not just an audition room.
Sdumo is currently in trouble with the community of Gomora as he’s been kidnapping young Gomora High girls.
He refuses for the girls to go to school and doesn’t allow them to back to their homes.
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