Siyabonga Gcwensa AKA Mbuso from Scandal on etv biography and more

Siyabonga Gcwensa is a South African actor, dancer, and voiceover artist. He is best known for playing the role of Mbuso in Scandal. He will be 20 years old in 2024. Read his full biography below and learn how he got into acting.

Biography Profile of Siyabonga Gcwensa

Siyabonga Gcwensa who plays Mbuso in Scandal soapie.

Siyabonga Gcwensa, who plays Mbuso in the Scandal soap opera,.

Real name: Siyabonga Gcwensa
Date of birth: 2004–2005 (20 years)
Place of birth: uMthwalume, Kwa-Zulu Natal
Age: 20 years old
Profession: Actor, Dancer, Voice-Over Artist
Height: 1.85m (185cm)
Languages: English, isiZulu, Sepedi
Agency: Mehlareng
From: uMthwalume, KwaZulu-Natal
Nationality: South African

Early Life of Siyabonga Gcwensa

Siyabonga Gcwensa was likely born in uMthwalume, in the KwaZulu-Natal province of South Africa, between 2004 and 2005. Before finally signing on to the TV drama series Scandal, he also resided in Diepsloot, Johannesburg.

Siyabonga has always enjoyed performing, starting in elementary school. His dream was to be on television, so when he was offered a part, it was a dream come true.

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Siyabonga Gcwensa Acting Career

Siyabonga may have performed in theatre before getting his first television role. Furthermore, Siya received a role in DiepCity, a Mzansi Magic drama series, and gained knowledge from the top actors who appeared in the show.

Moreover, Siya said during his interview with Isolezwe that big actors had aided in the development of his acting abilities.

Mbuso from etv's Scandal played by SIyabonga Gxwensa
Mbuso from TV’s Scandal, played by SIyabonga Gxwensa

“Jack Blackgod significantly helps me in my career, I can say that. I like him because he understands that I am young and that getting training from someone like him means a lot to me. Schools and organisations offer courses in acting because it is a serious field. So, black folks must understand this.

Siyabonga said, “Even though I’m still young, I hope that people my age don’t give up hope in the field of acting when they see the path I’ve travelled.

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Mbuso from etv’s Scandal!

Siyabonga Gcwensa was first introduced to Scandal in 2023 as Mbuso, Phakamile’s younger brother, who was incarcerated at the juvenile prison. He robs Malume Ndumiso’s spaza business chillax after being freed from prison.

Thereafter, he meets his siblings Phakamile (played by Lerato Nxumalo) and Nqobile (played played by Zekethelo Zondi).

Afterwards, he makes the decision to transform into a better young man for his sisters and begin looking for work, but his past is still chasing him.

Net worth

Since the young actor is only starting out, there’s absolutely no information on his net worth at all.

However, according to sources, the actor is estimated to be earning around R25,000–R35,000 at etv’s Scandal as of date.

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The actor Siyabonga Gcwensa is at least 1.85 meters tall,, according to his agency at Which is a staggering height for a 19-year-old.

Social media

Siyabonga is on Facebook, where he uses his real name and surname. He has an Instagram account as well, with an Instagram handle of @s.b_gcwensa.