Isibaya Introduction and Synopsis
Isibaya is a South-African daily drama series whose production began in 2013. The original languages used are Zulu, English and Sesotho. It was created by Angus Gibson, Catherine Stewart, Desiree Markgraaff and Teboho Mahlatsi, written by Adze Ugah and Chris Q Radebe then directed by Desiree Markgraaff. Isibaya currently has 8 seasons, with the plot revolving around 3 potent taxi business families and what goes on around their lives.
Isibaya Full cast, Characters and Their Real Names
1. Mpiyakhe Zungu-Siyabonga Thwala
Siyabonga Thwala is a 51-year-old award winning South African actor who was born on 17th March, 1969 in Umlazi, South Africa. He played the role of Mpiyakhe Zungu in Isibaya but viewers know him best as ‘Sengwayo’. He has won the SAFTA Awards twice. Siyabonga is allegedly joining Imbewu.
2. Beauty Ngwenya-Thuli Thabethe
Thuli Thabethe is a 35-year-old talented South African actress who plays the role of Beauty in Isabaya. She was born on 5th April, 1985. Thuli won the SAFTA Golden Hour Award for her role in City Ses’la. She is currently known to her fans as the wife to taxi boss Judas Ngwenya (Menzi Ngubane) on Isabaya.
3. Dabula-Chris Q Radebe
Chris Q Radebe is a South African writer, presenter, director and actor who is best known for his recurring role as Dabula on Isabaya, which is a Mzansi Magic soapie. He has been the writer for a number of TV Series such as Single Guys, Mamello and Abomama.
4. Iris Rasebitse Zungu-Mampho Brescia
Mampho Brescia is a 42-year-old South African film actor, voice artist, TV presenter and Brand ambassador whoplayed the role of Iris Zungu in Isibaya. She also acted as Zanele in Jacob’s cross. Mampho was born on 8th December, 1977 and got married to Nicola Brescia in 2005.
5. Jabulani Zungu-Pallance Dladla
Pallance Dladla is a 27-year-old South African actor who was born on 22nd August, 1992 in Soweto, South Africa. He rose to fame when he became the runners-up on season 2 of Class Act. Pallance plays the role of Jabulani in Isibaya.
6. Lillian Nyandeni-Linda Sebezo
Linda Sebezo is an Award-Winning 55-year-old South African actress who was born on 11th November, 1964. She plays the role of Lillian Nyandeni in Isibaya.
7. Mabuyi- Samukele Mkhize
Samukele Mkhize is an actress, singer, performer, artist, filmmaker and lover of art. She plays the role of Mabuyi in Isabaya.
8. Mandlenkosi Ndlovu- Bongani Gumede
Bongani Gumede is a renowned South African actor that is best known for his role as Oupa Dube in Mzansi (2006-2007) which is an SABC1 Drama series. He played the role of Mandlenkosi Ndlovu in Isibaya. He has been battling alcohol addiction for years.
9. Melusi Zungu-Nkanyiso Mzimela
Nkanyiso Mzimela is an actor, musician, vocalist and voice over artist who is known for playing the role of Melusi in Isibaya.
10. Mkabayi Zungu-Thembi Nyandeni
Thembi Nyandeni is a 62-year-old South African actress best known for her role as Selina Khumba in Zone 14, which is an SABC1 Drama series. She was born on 19th March, 1958. Thembi played the role of Mkabayi Zungu on Isibaya.
11. Ntandane-Mdu Gumede
He plays the role of Ntandane, who is a taxi driver in Isibaya. Mdu Gumede currently has a very pretty girlfriend who he loves to death.
12. Ntwenhle Ndlovu-Asavela Mngqithi
Asavela Mngqithi is a 21-year-old gorgeous young lady who plays the role of Pleasure, a rebel that smokes and drinks and does not take anyone’s advice.
13. Phumelele’ Madlamini’ Zungu-Ayanda maNgubane Borotho
She is the wife to Mpiyakhe, who is her taxi boss huband. Phumelele is 39 years old.
14. Saddam-Sayitsheni ‘Mdarkie’ Mdakhi
Sayitsheni is a South African actor, writer and producer who played the role of Saddam in Isibaya. He has acted in other movies and series such as Emoyeni, Isithembiso and iNumber Number. He once worked as a flight attendant.
15. Samson Ndlovu-Bheki Mkhwane
Bheki Mkhwane is a South African actor, mime artist, composer and director. He was once a soccer player. Bheki played the role of Samson Ndlovu on Isibaya.
16. Shadrack Kgokong-Samson Khumalo
He is a South African actor that is best known for his role as Percy Mlambo in The Coconuts. He played the role of Shadrack Kgokong in Isibaya. Samson is married to his TV wife from The Coconuts, Meme Ditshego (Joyce Mlambo).
17. Sibongile ‘MamMkhize-Lerato Mvelase
Leralo Mvelase is a 37-year-old South African actress that was born on 7th September, 1982. She recently broke up with Siya Radebe who is the father of his children.
18. Sibusiso Ndlovu-Sdumo Mtshali
Sdumo Mtshali is a 37-year-old actress who plays the role of Sibusiso Ndlovu in Isibaya.
19. Siphokazi MamMthembu Zungu-Celeste Ntuli
Celeste Ntuli plays the role of Siphokazi, who is a sister wife in Isibaya.
20. Thandeka Zungu Ndlovu- Nomzamo Mbatha
Nonzamo Nxumalo Mbatha is a 29-year-old South African actress, businesswoman, human rights activist and TV personality who recently left Isibaya for good. She played the role of Thandeka Zungu. Thandeka was recently shot dead. Nomzamo recently deactivated her twitter account after her heartbreak clip went viral. She moved to the US to pursue her interests and dreams.
21. Tobias ‘Skhaleni’ Mngomezulu-Zakhele Stanley Mapondo Mabasa
Zakhele Mabasa is a South African actor who plays the role of Skhaleni, who is an abrasive taxi driver in Isibaya.
22. Qaphela Ngwenya-Abdul Khoza
Abdul Khoza is a 32-year-old South African actor who played the role of Qaphela Ngwenya in Isibaya. He was born on 14th August, 1987. Sthemiso Khoza and Abdul Khoza are brothers.