Wiseman ,Mncube biography AKA Sbonelo from Uzalo, kids, wife death and more

Wiseman Mncube is a 32-year-old South African actor, playwright, singer and director born in Durban. He is prominently known for playing a hardcore womanizer Sibonelo in the SABC1 soapie Uzalo.

Moreover, he came to limelight when he starred in the e.tv drama series The Kingdom – uKhakhayi as Mfanufikile. This was his first starring role in television.

Biography Facts of Wiseman Mncube

Image of Wiseman Mncube who plays Sibonelo from Uzalo.
Image of Wiseman Mncube who plays Sibonelo from Uzalo.

Full name: Wiseman Mncube
Gender: Male
Born: May 29, 1990 (age- 33)
Place of birth: Ulundi, Durban, KZN
Occupation: Actor, Playwright, Singer, Director
TV Shows: Uzalo, The Kingdom – uKhakhayi
Years active: 2011 to present
Siblings: Ntando Mncube, Omega Mncube and three others
Children: 2
Height: 170 cm
Alma mater: Durban University of Technology
Nationality: South African

Early life of Wiseman Mncube

He was born on May 29, 1990 in Ulundi, Durban in KwaZulu Natal Province in South Africa. He was born in a family of five siblings, meaning he was the sixth child of his parents.

Wiseman grew up in Newlands West in Durban where he had most of his childhood. That is where he obtained his basic education such as primary and high school, and his tertiary education as well.

His parents were not actors by profession but that’s where he took inspiration pertaining acting. Growing up Wiseman’s parents would tell stories and act them out, with so much expression and creativity.

Education of Wiseman Mncube

After he matriculated, he went to the Durban University Of Technology and studied acting. This was after a perfomance of his brother at DUT had inspired him the pursue the same route.

However, initially, he had not considered this a route he might be willing to follow. So, his brother’s perfomance came in handy in convincing him.

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Family of Wiseman Mncube

Wiseman Mncube has got two brothers who are his blood siblings. Two of his brothers and himself are in the acting industry.

They include Ntando Mncube his older brother who plays Njeza in The Wife and his younger brother Omega Mncube who plays the role of Phelelani in Uzalo .

Furthermore, Ntando was the first one that took the acting route. Then he introduced both Wiseman and Omega to acting and they’re all professionals now.


He received his first professional job after graduating from DUT. When he performed a one-man performance in which he portrayed 13 different roles on stage at the same time.

This was the start of his acting career. Which he continued to develop through theatre. Nothing But the Truth, Horn of Sorrow, Meet Bro Six Two, Culture Clash, Amambazo The Musical, Have We Been Heard, and Mashu the Musical are some of his major theatre works.

Personal life of Wiseman Mncube

Wiseman Mncube who plays Sibonelo on Uzalo and his two daughters
Wiseman Mncube who plays Sibonelo on Uzalo and his two daughters

He was married to his sweetheart and they were blessed with a daughter but his wife died in 2017. After the death of his wife he promised himself that he will be single until his daughter Lwandle is fully grown and matured.

Acting career of Wiseman Mncube

He wrote and directed The Weeping Candle in November 2012. The play was critically lauded, and Mncube received the isiGcawu Festival’s Best Production and Best Script prizes.

In November 2012, these festivals were hosted at the Khaya Multi-Art Centre in KwaMashu, KZN. He also won the Mercury Theatre Awards’ Best Newcomer Award and the Musho Festival’s Best Actor Award in the same year.

Then he won the Standard Bank Ovation Award for his performance in the play Giving Birth to My Father. Three National Arts Festival (NAF) honors were presented to him in Grahamstown in 2014. He was named to the Musho Festival’s board of directors in 2015.

Television career

In 2014 he made his television debut in a Lokshin Bioscope film called iNyaope Indaba where he played drug addict smoking Nyaope.

Moreover, in 2016, he made television debut with the drama serial The Kingdom-UKhakhayi and played the role of “Mfanufikile”. After gaining popularity, he joined with the e.tv telenovela Gold Diggers.

More Television Career

In 2018, he played the character of “Reggie” in the TV Mini Series Liberty. In 2019, he played the character “Jama” in the television series EHostela.

For this role, he received the Best Actor Award in TV Drama at the South African Film and Television Awards (SAFTA) in 2020. He also got an award at the Mzansi Viewers Choice Awards in the same year.

Then he landed the character of “Sibonelo” in the Uzalo soap opera. He played the role of “Vusi Ndlovu” in the feature film The Turning Son in mid-2019, and then “Siya” in the 2020 film Rage of a Lioness.

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Other works of Wiseman Mncube

Apart from acting, he is also a singer. He released the gqom song Pick & Choose along with Vukani Khoza.

Net Worth

As of 2023, the actor is estimated to be worth around $500,000. Which is around R8,000,000 when converted to rands.

Moreover, according to reports, the actor could be earning up to R40,000 on Uzalo for his role. However, that’s not his only source of income.

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According to a lot of sources and agencies. The actor stands at a height of 170cm or about 1.7m. Which, believe it or not, is the actual average height of the South African man.

Social media

Aside from acting Wiseman is also a public figure and is very much present on Social media. He has a massive followng on Instagram of 760k.

Moreover, aside from Instagram, he has twitter and facebook. His Insta handle is @wiseman_mncube.