James Sithole (born 17 September 1991) is a South African actor, producer, stage manager and Entrepreneur. He is best known for his debut television role as Mdala on etv Scandal! And, in this article we will look into his life, career, ambitions and personal life.
Biography Profile of James Sithole
Full name: James Kgaogelo Sithole
Date of birth: 17 September 1991 (32 years old)
Place of birth: KwaMhlanga, South
Occupation: Actor, Producer, Stage Manager, Entrepreneur
Education: Mmametlhake High School
TV Shows: Scandal
Known for: Mdala/Mdalican on Scandal !
Languages: English, Ndebele, other
Nationality: South African
Early life of James Sithole
James Kgaogelo Sithole was born and raised in a small town of KwaMhlanga in the north west of Mpumalanga Province in South Africa. He was born on the 17th of September in 1991. So, as of 2023, James Sithole is 32 years old.
James grew up in a trilingual family, he is half Tsonga and half Vhenda. However, Sithole grew up speaking Sepedi instead and has even went on to master other languages like Ndebele, Zulu, Tsonga, English and a bit of French. Other languages he’s currently learning include sign language and Swahili.
According to sources, Sithole developed his acting passion while in school. However, initially he had wanted to be a police officer or a soldier. But because his passion for the arts kept growing, he discarded those ambitions.
After completing his basic education at Mmametlhake High School, he relocated to Mamelodi zone 12 in Pretoria to sharpened his acting skills. And, it has worked out thus far, though his journey was long.
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Education of James Sithole
He attended Elukhanyisweni High School in 2010 and Musa Secondary School. In 2012 he enrolled to Study at the University of South Africa and completed his studies in 2014.
Concurrently in 2012 he also enrolled to study Communication Arts and Films at Youth In Trust State Theatre. Furthermore, he studied Language Practice at the Tshwane University of Technology. This was because he wanted to be a translator.
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Other careers of James Sithole
Sithole has worked as a producer, line producer, actor and as a stage manager. He began his career in 2013 and participated in stage theatres until to date.
He’s also stated in the theatre production The Tragedy Of Samuel Omunye, written by the iconic writer, poet, artist, and performer Masai Sepuru. The show was performed at the Breytenbach Theatre and left quite an impression.
On 7 August 2021 he made his debut on South African television and etv drama Scandal! Here he starred as Mdala or Tokollo from Scandal alongside Matthews Rantsuma (Nhlamulo) and Nomvelo Makhanya (Lindiwe).
Playing Mdala on Scandal etv
The character of Mdala that he portrays on Scandal is his first television break. And its quite certain more doors are going to open in James’s life.
On Scandal, he portrays a villainous young man by the name of Tokollo or Mdala who used to partner with Nhlamulo in criminal activities.
When Mdala first appeared, he brought havoc in Nhlamulo’s life who had reformed from being a criminal. His ultimate aim was to bring back Nhlamulo to crime life.
“Nhlamulo is a darling of audiences and since I’m here to take him back to his old lifestyle the audience won’t understand that, yet they’ll stay glued to see how he (Nhlaks) overcomes my storm,” said James to Timeslive.
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Personal life of James Kgaogelo Sithole
James is a multilingual speaker. He can speak English, Ndebele and other languages he is studying for in order to be versatile in the acting industry.
According to recent sources, the actor is not married. However, he does have a girlfriend who has been very supportive of his career. Moreover, he is currently living in Pretoria in Gauteng Province in South Africa.
The Scandal star is on Facebook and his friend list is full since he has reached 5000 friend limit. He is also on Instagram. His Instagram has about 22.6k followers at the time of this publication. So, you can follow him on Instagram @jamessitholemp.