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BREAKING: #RIP Rhythm City actor Mncedisi Shabangu (Khulekani) reportedly passed away 

RIP Rhythm City actor Mncedisi Shabangu reportedly passed away 

RIP Rhythm City actor Mncedisi Shabangu reportedly passed away. Shabangu was best known for playing the role of Khulekani in the eTV soapie. What a sad time to lose yet another talented actor. Sources confirmed the actor passed away in the early hours of today.


Details about the cause of his death are still not yet clear… Below is his background.

Mncedisi Shabangu Biography: Age, Wife, Career, Awards, TV Shows, Net Worth, Rhythm City

His contribution to South African Theatre spans over two decades and now he makes our TV sessions memorable. Playing Ngobese, a character masses love to hate on etv’s Rhythm City, he is always plotting evil schemes. The invincible man that he is has one weakness, his wife Nandi who is hell-bent on poking the soft spot he has for her time and again. Let’s find out more in Mncedisi Shabangu Biography (Age, Wife, Career, Awards, TV Shows, Net Worth, Rhythm City).

Mncedisi ‘Ngobese’ Shabangu Biography

Profile Summary

Full Name: Mncedisi Baldwin Shabangu

Age: 51 years

Birthday: 3 November 1969

Birth Place: Kanyamazane, South Africa

Marital Status: Married

Profession: Actor, Writer, Director

Education and Qualifications:  Summer Acting Course (The Royal National Theatre Studio)

How does Mncedisi Shabangu’s career start?

Mncedisi Shabangu Biography: Age, Wife, Career, Awards, TV Shows, Net Worth, Rhythm City

He is another success story of a village boy who makes it to the top after fighting tooth and nail to thrive. Shabangu’s first big role is in Gordon Motha’s Secret Agenda in 1992. His acting career kicks off three years later when he starts formal training at The Market Theatre Laboratory, graduating at the end of 1996. This sees him proceeding to The Royal national theatre Studio to study The Summer Acting Course in 1998.

Mncedisi Shabangu Biography: Age, Wife, Career, Awards, TV Shows, Net Worth, Rhythm City

Does Mncedisi Shabangu have any Awards?

Garnering praises from his peers for his work, the actor gets recognition and collects a few accolades in his career journey. Shabangu is a proud winner of the esteemed Standard Bank Young Artist Award.

Recently he bags the honour of Best Supporting Actor in a TV Soapie at the South African Film and Television Awards. He also scoops a Fleur du Cap award and the KKNK gong for best actor for Tshepang and an FNB Vita Award for Best actor in a supporting role.

Mncedisi Shabangu Biography: Age, Wife, Career, Awards, TV Shows, Net Worth, Rhythm City

Theatre Career

Mncedisi Shabangu Biography: Age, Wife, Career, Awards, TV Shows, Net Worth, Rhythm City

Which TV Shows has Mncedisi Shabangu featured in?

  1. The Lab as Skumbuzo
  2. The Other Woman
  3. Home Sweet Home.
  4. Ingozi
  5. INumber Number
  6. The Kingdom
  7. Rhythm City

Despite having his personal life under wraps, the actor has given hints that he is married with kids. During his acceptance speech for his SAFTA award, he acknowledges the people his success is attributed to. This award belongs to the people of KaNyamazane because their stories have put me on the world map. I thank my wife and children for allowing me the space to be away from home and the courage to support me in anything that l do,” he says.

Mncedisi Shabangu Biography: Age, Wife, Career, Awards, TV Shows, Net Worth, Rhythm City

What is Mncedisi Shabangu’s net worth?

With that long string of accolades tied to his name he ought to be making quite a fortune. His theatre company, acting roles and directing job are his kind of hustle and its no secret that he is thriving.

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