Who is Kwanda Manyathi who plays ‘Velaphi’ on E.TV Isitha:The Enemy?

South African actor, dancer, and musician Kwanda Sazi Manyathi is popularly known for portraying Velaphi on the E.TV drama series Isitha:The Enemy. He was born at Umlazi Section W, a township located south-west of Durban in KwaZulu-Natal province, in the year 2003, which makes him 21 years of age this year, 2024.

Kwanda Manyathi is a first born followed by three female siblings. Despite the fact that he solely lives with his father and grandma, both of his parents have been in his life from the beginning. He only sees his mother on weekends or on holidays; she is not a full-time present mother.

He claimed he learned a lot about being a man and how to take care of his family from being raised by his father. As he spent much of his childhood with his grandma rather than his biological mother, Kwanda added that he considers his grandmother as his mother.

Kwanda received his matriculation certificate in 2019 while attending Mafumbuka High School in Umlazi Section C for his secondary education. He was unable to continue his education after completing from high school since his mother did not have birth certificates for Kwanda and his siblings.

After obtaining his ID and birth certificate in 2020, he was able to continue his education. However, it appears Kwanda is eager to continue with his acting profession at this point.

The parents of Kwanda wished their son had pursued a career in law, as parents always have goals for their offspring. Regretfully, Kwanda has an intense love for performing; his career in theatre began during his tenth grade year. Therefore, he decided to study Drama over science.

This actor began participating in theatre production and Intuba US development in 2019. He worked as a freelancer in Intuba US development from 2019 to 2021. He also contributed to the production of “All about music at the Durban playhouse,” a Brightness Production production, in 2021. Kwanda performed in a Zulu version of William Shakespeare at the Durban Playhouse alongside Sanele Khoza, Sphesihle Mchunu, and other actors.

In 2022, he joined the E.TV drama series titled ‘The Black Door’ as Velaphi Sokhulu, a son to Thenjiwe Sokhulu played by Nonkululeko Mbatha. He continues to portray Velaphi in the renamed series Isitha:The Enemy. This young actor was also a 6th Royalty Nominee (best newcomer and best actor).

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