Michael Mabizela biography AKA Caiphus from Scandal

On January 9, 1982, Michael Mabizela was born. So, he is 41 years old as of 2023. He is a South African actor who is best known for his role as Caiphus on Scandal etv. Before appearing in international films such as Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom and Primeval, he did a lot of theater work. Mabizela is a founding member of Alexandra Township’s Twilight Theatre organization.

Biography: Michael Mabizela

A picture of Michael Mabizela who plays Caiphus on Scandal
A picture of Michael Mabizela who plays Caiphus on Scandal

Full name: Michael Mabizela Ka Zwane
Gender: Male
Date of birth: 9 June 1982
Age: 41 years old
Place of birth: Alexandra township, Gauteng Province in South Africa
Occupation: Actor
Known as: Caiphus on Scandal
Children: 2
Height: 1.8m or 180cm
Languages: English, Sotho (Northern), Sotho (Southern), Tsonga, Xhosa, Zulu
Organization: Twilight Theatre Organisation
Nationality: South African

Personal life of Michael Mabizela

Michael Mabizela also known as Michael Mabizela ka Zwane was born in 1982, on the 9th of June. So, he’s 41 years old as of 2023. He grew up in the Alexandra township outside of Johannesburg, Gauteng Province, South Africa. Mabizela can communicate in English, Northern and Southern Sotho, Tshonga, Xhosa, and IsiZulu. Furthermore, he’s married and his partner were blessed with two children.

Education of Mabizela

From 2001 to 2002, he attended Market Theatre Laboratory. Where he earned his diploma in dramatic arts. He went to Swedan Stad Theatre in Stockholm as part of a cultural exchange program after graduating to learn more about what he loves most, which is arts.

Career of Michael Mabizela

Michael began his theatrical career with the late Bongani Linda’s Victory Sinqoba Theatre Company. TRC Wasted Lives, Msomi Gang & Spoilers at National Arts Festival, and Hayi Kabi Magenge are among his theatre credits. While studying at Market Theatre Laboratory from 2001 to 2002, he performed in other plays such as The Good Woman of Setzuan, Shadows (in collaboration with an exchange group from England), and Betcha.

Michael Mabizela has appeared on Internaional series suuch as Good Woman
Michael Mabizela has appeared on Internaional series suuch as Good Woman

After completing his studies, Michael began acting in theatres, appearing in Ghamchangani directed by Arthur Molepo, Mohope wa Mang directed by Ntsieng Mokgolo, Shona mamillion directed by Thapelo Motloung, and Mary the unfaithful woman directed by Julian Seleke.

More films featuring Mabizela

In addition to theatre, he has appeared on television and in international 23h films. Moreover, 2013, he appeared in Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom as Mandela and Tambo’s Client, a film based on Nelson Mandela’s life journey from childhood to his inauguration as President.

Michael Mabizela ka Zwane is known for his distinctive smile
Michael Mabizela ka Zwane is known for his distinctive smile

In 2009, he appeared in The No. 1 Ladies’ Detective Agency episode 1 as Rra Banda, a woman who opens her own detective agency in Botswana. Furthermore, his other films include Primeval, which was released in 2007. He played the lead in The Adventures of a Supermama and Caiphus Legodi on Scandal which airs on Etv.

Other notable work of Michael Mabizela

Michael is a founding member of Alexandra Township’s Twilight Theatre. Which has produced shows such as S.e.xes, Phelindaba Street, A Day in Alex, and Baby Shower, Perfect Couple. Moreover, he also worked extensively in the industrial sector for companies such as Rain Tree, Zinto Marketing, and Blue Moon. To name a few, he worked on commercials for Netstar, Vodacom, Nedbank, Sunlight 2 in 1, and Sony.

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Net worth

While there’s no report to Michael Mabizela’s net worth anywhere online. Our experts have estimated that the actor could be worth around $1.5 million to $2.5 million. Considering his longevity and significance. It’s a possible figure.


His self verified height is unknown. However, many sources around the internet allege that the actor is at least 180cm tall. In a more standard measurement system he is 1.8m or 5’11. This height is also verified by his agency at MLSA, so we believe it is accurate to a point.

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Social Media

Michael Mabizela is on social media. Mostly on Instagram as are most celebrities. His username on Instagram is @miccadoo. Not much is known if he has any other social media accounts.

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