Thobani Nzuza biography, Chuma on Isitha, wife, kids and net worth

Thobani Nzuza, a South African actor, director, dramatist, singer, and dancer, was born on May 4, 1993. He currently plays the role of Chuma on Isitha The Enemy.

His performances in the television series eHostela, Uzalo, and DiepCity are what made him most famous. In this bio, we try to detail his personal and professional life. So, read till the end.

Biography of Thobani Nzuza

Thobani Nzuza who plays Chuma on Isitha
Thobani Nzuza who plays Chuma on Isitha

Full name: Thobani Nzuza
Date of birth: 4 May 1993 (30 years as of 2023)
Place of birth: Umlazi, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa
Education: Durban University of Technology
Height: 1.8m
Occupation: Actor, director, dancer and dramatist
Known for: Chuma on Isitha (currently)
Net worth: $1.8 million (R34 million)
Child: 1 son
Nationality: South African

Early life of Thobani Nzuza

Thobani Nzuza was born in 1993 on the 4th of May. So, as of 2023, he is 30 years old. He was born in Umlazi which is in Durban, in the KwaZulu-Natal province of South Africa. His love for the arts started when he was young having been mentored by the likes of Buhle Bo’ Mlazi.

Growing up, Thobani lost his father at an early age and as a result had to be raised by his mother. So, he didn’t have it exactly easy early in his life. However, that didn’t stop him from becoming the best version of himself in adulthood.


He attended his high school at the King Shaka High school. Of which after he finished he studied at the Community Arts Center and then at the Durban University of Technology. These institutions helped him with the neccesary training for his career.

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Personal life

Thobani lost his grandmother not so long ago. And when it comes to relationships, it has been claimed that he preffered older women. However, he debunked the claims saying they were based on a role he played on TV.

Thobani Nzuza and his son
Thobani Nzuza and his son

Other sources claimed he once dated his co-star Lungelo Mpangase on eHostela. But he has neither confirmed nor denied the claims. So, the truth remains in the confines. However, one thing is for sure, the guy is not married. But, he actually has one boy child.

Career of Thobani Nzuza

Nzuza’s journey into the entertainment industry, specifically her career as an actor, began in 2010. He began taking classes at the Community Arts Center at this time to learn drama.

Moreover, he had the good fortune to receive guidance from Buhle “Bo” Mlazi, one of the most well-known South African artists, before graduating from high school.

Furthermore, in 2014, while still a student at the Durban University of Technology, the actor took part in his first stage play.

More career information

In Bangkok, the drama Silencing the Hurricanes was successfully presented. As a result, the young aspiring actor was inspired to compose and conduct the theatrical play Shintsha Guluva.

The actor was recognized for his efforts with the Best Director award. Which gave him the freedom to work on further theatrical productions.

Those include but are not limited to; Secret Valleys of the Great Kings and Boy Ntulikazi, a one-man play written in conjunction with another playwright by the name of Kagiso Tsimakwane.


According to estimates, the actor is estimated to be around 1.8m tall. Nearly 6 feet tall. However, this hasn’t been confirmed and an accurate figure is still sketchy to find.

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Net worth

His net work according to briefly SA is estimated to be worth around $1.8 million. Which converts to around R34 million in rands according to modern rates.

Social media

He has a huge following on Instagram and he goes under the username @thobani_nzuza1. On Instagram, Thobani has a huge following of around 280k followers at the time of this publication. And, he follows around 4 thousand people in turn.