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The Only Actors Of Emzini Wezinsizwa who are still alive – Pray for them

Emzini Wezinsizwa actors who are still alive

Emzini Wezinsizwa is a sitcom that aired on SABC 1 between 1994 and 2004. It’s about five adult males who moved to a Johannesburg hostel to earn a living.

Over the years one by one some members of the cast have been passed on because of various reasons. And only three of the main cast remain such as Vusi, Jerry Pele who played Mofokeng and Jabulani Nkosi portraying Chirwali.

It’s a pity that many of the cast members have already died, living others in fear of following them to the land of the dead. Jerry Phele, Vusi Thanda, and Jabulani Nkosi have watched their colleagues die one after another.

1. Jerry Phele - Mofokeng

Jerry Phele is a South African Sotho born actor who is most known for acting on Emzini Wezinsizwa as Mofokeng. He has also starred on other notable TV series such as Skwizas and The Throne. Phele was a candidate for the African Content Movement in the 2019 South African general election.

Jerry Phele (born 1 July 1956) is a South African Sotho born actor who is most known for acting on Emzini Wezinsizwa as Mofokeng. He has also starred on other notable TV series such as Skwizas and The Throne.


The South African actor is popular for starring as Mofokeng in Emzini Wezinsizwa, an SABC1 sitcom (1994-2003). He has also made earlier appearances in other television serials and more ever since.


Phele is married to Sesinyane and their union is blessed with having two sons, Kgaogelo and Ntshepe, and one daughter, Lesedi.

2. Vusi Thanda - Tshawe

Vusi Thanda was a household name in the 90s thanks to his character Tshawe on local comedy show Emzini Wezinsiwa that looked at the lives of men living in a hostel.

Cast members of the show have been passing away one after the other. Here are the actors who have passed on.

Vusi Thanda is a South African actor, best known for his role in the SABC 1 Sitcom Emzini Wezinsizwa as Tshawe. Vusi Thanda is of a Xhosa background, he was born in South Africa. Vusi Thanda was nominated in the Wall of Fame in 2017.

Dating & Relationship status

He is currently single. He is not dating anyone. We don't have much information about He's past relationship and any previous engaged. According to our Database, He has no children.

3. Jabulane Nkosi - Chirwali

There are a few who have made the successful transition either from TV to a music career or vice versa, and Nkosi - of the top-rated SABC1 comedy Emzini Wezinsizwa.

He has been a regular fixture on the popular sitcom, playing Chirwali, one of the leads. That is until recently, as "contractual discrepancies" caused him to resign from his role. But fans should not despair as Chirwali can still be seen on the show for the remainder of this current season.

But even before his role on Emzini Wezinsizwa, Nkosi excelled as a theatre performer and TV actor, earning an FNB Vita Award nomination for his supporting role in the play Maru in 1995.

Apart from these great comedic actors that have died, the remaining Emzini Wezinsizwa actors who are still alive are said to be enjoying sound health. These include Vusi Thanda who played the role of Moses Tshawe, Jerry Phele who acted as Thabang Mofokeng and Jabulani Nkosi who was Benson Chirwali in the sitcom. They also have become a source of hope to everyone that all should be well with Emzini Wezinsizwa comedy.

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