Mdala from Scandal: Meet James Kgaugelo Sithole

James Sithole (born 17 September) 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

A picture of James Kgaugelo Sithole who plays Mdala on etv's Scandal
A picture of James Kgaugelo Sithole who plays Mdala on etv’s Scandal

Full name: James Kgaogelo Sithole
Gender: Male
Date of birth: 17 September
Place of birth: KwaMhlanga, South Africa
Occupation: Actor, Producer, Stage Manager, Entrepreneur
TV Shows: Scandal
Known for: Mdala/Mdalican on Scandal !
Languages: English, Ndebele, other
Height: 172cm
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 celebrate his birthdays on the 17th of September but we do not know which year he was born. After his basic education studies, he relocated to Mamelodi zone 12 in Pretoria and has sharpened his acting skills since then. According to some information on Facebook. James seems to have a sister. However he has not acknowledged this on his Facebook account but they have taken pictures before.

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.

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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.

James Sithole who currently plays Mdala on etv's Scandal
James Sithole who currently plays Mdala on etv’s Scandal

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

James Sithole is also an Entrepreneur and producer
James Sithole is also an Entrepreneur and producer

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.

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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. [²]

Personal life of James Kgaogelo Sithole

Mdala from Scandal is a Theatre trained actor
Mdala from Scandal is a Theatre trained actor

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. His facebook shows that he is married but we do not have details as to whom he is married to. He is currently living in Pretoria in Gauteng Province in South Africa.

Social media

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 6000 followers, you can follow him @jamessitholemp.

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