Siyabonga Radebe Biography: Age, Wife, Child, Net Worth, Place Of Birth & Movies

Basic Information

Stage Name: Siyabonga Radebe
Real Name: Siyabonga Radebe
Occupation: Actor, Singer, Writer, Stand-up comedian, Director
Date Of Birth/Age: 1 February 1984 (39 Years Old
Place of Birth: Durban, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa
Gender: Male
Nationality: South African
Marital Status: Lerato Mvelase (Divorced)
Education: Durban University of Technology (DUT)


Siyabonga Radebe is a South African actor, singer, writer, stand-up comedian, and director. He is best known for his roles in television serials and soapies such as Home Affairs, Saints and Sinners, and Ring of Lies. Radebe is best known for his roles in television, including Home AffairsSaints and Sinners, and Ring of Lies. Radebe completed a National Diploma in Drama from the Durban University of Technology (DUT).

Siyabonga Radebe released two popular solo tracks, “Maye” and “Nkanyezi.” The songs were dedicated to the mother of his child and his daughter. He released his first music album titled Release Therapy in 2018

In December 2022, the media reported that Siyabonga Radebe was admitted into a mental health clinic. It is suspected that the actor may be suffering from mental illness. A source for Zalebs said, “He was seen walking down the street wearing a gown and holding a cup of tea. He was not walking a short distance with that cup and gown. We suspect that something has disturbed his mind as he is a person who often seems to have a lot on his mind.”


Siyabonga Radebe was born in Durban, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa, on 1 January 1984. He celebrated his 38th birthday on 1 January 2022.


Siyabonga Radebe married actress Lerato Mvelase. While together, they were regarded as one of Mzansi’s power couples. The couple broke up and made up multiple times. According to reports, the couple had a bitter fight in 2015 which made Lerato move back to her father’s house. The couple had two children together and separated in 2017. They could not mend their issues. While they did not reveal the details of their separation, Lerato gave hints that there was abuse in their relationship.


Siyabonga Radebe and his ex-wife Lerato Mvelase had two children together. Their daughters are named Makayla Mvelase and Nkanyezi Samukelisiwe Mvelase.

Net Worth

The exact estimate of Siyabonga Radebe’s net worth is unknown to the public. Neither he nor anyone on his team has revealed it. However, he has had much success in his career.

Place Of Birth

Siyabonga Radebe was born and raised in Durban, KwaZulu-Natal.

Movies & Series

Since leaving the Durban University of Technology (DUT), Siyabonga Radebe has featured in many theatre plays, including “Black Like Me,” “Closer,” “Grin,” and “Bear It.” He first debuted in 2005 when he appeared in the television series Home Affairs, playing the role of Benjy. In 2006, he played “Cassius” in the SABC1 drama A Place Called Home. The show was a hit. Radebe played the role until 2009. In 2008, he featured in the SABC1 mini-series “uGugu no Andile” playing “Bheki.” Also, in 2008, he played supporting roles in the ITV drama “Wild at Heart” and the SABC1 legal drama “Sokhulu & Partners.”

Siyabonga Radebe made his film debut in the award-winning science fiction film “District 9,” where he played “Obesandjo’s 1st Lieutenant”. In 2010, he joined the soap opera “Rhythm City” playing the role of Boboza. The same year, Radebe appeared in the SABC1 drama series “Intersexions,” playing Muzi. His perfect execution of the role won him the Best Actor Award in the TV Drama category at the 2012 South African Film and Television Awards (SAFTA). Next, he was cast as Xolani Mthembu in the SABC1 soapie “Generations.”

Find the list of his films and series below.

Year Film Role Genre
2005 Home Affairs Benjy Series
2006 A Place Called Home Cassius Series
2008 uGugu no Andile Bheki Series
2008 Sokhulu & Partners Lucas Series
2009 District 9 Obesandjo’s Lieutenant Film
2010 Generations Xolani Mthembu Series
2010 Intersexions Muzi Series
2012 Comedy Central Presents… Live @ Parkers Himself Series
2012 Laugh Out Loud Bab’ Buthelezi Series
2013 Rhythm City Boboza Series
2013 Single Guyz Jacob Series
2014 Saints and Sinners Phakamani Makhoba Series
2014 Ses’Top La TJ Ngoma Series
2014 Soul City Kgomotso Series
2014 Zaziwa Himself Series
2015 Sink Home Affairs Officer Film
2015 Him, Her & the Guys Joe Mthembu Series
2015 It’s Complicated Thato Series
2016 Doubt Mlungisi Melissa Series
2017 Change Down Celebrity Guest Series
2017 Ring of Lies Gaining Series
2019 Trackers Paul Makholwa Series

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