Here Are 7 Interesting Facts You May Not Known About Mabutho In Real Life.
The River actor Thembinkosi Mthembu, has managed to charm fans of The River his role role as the charismatic Mabutho on the soapie. He has stolen ladies hearts onscreen (Tumi) and offscreen as well.
Here are some interesting facts you might not know about Mabutho:
1.Thembinkosi first appearance on screen gig was as Junior Republic. Consequently, the producers of the show were award winning duo Phathu Makwarela and Gwydion Beynon, who are also the creators of The River.
Gwydion Beynon and Phathu Makwarela were impressed by his portrayal of Junior, such as Mabutho on The River. It turned out to be a good decision, because here we are with Mabutho.
2.His great acting skills, was not always an actor. Before he was on the screen, Thembinkosi Mthembu said he took on odd jobs.
“Before The Republic and The River, I had odd jobs here and there. I worked at Checkers and then at Cell C as a dancer”
3.He is originally from KwaNdengezi, Durban, KwaZunlu-Natal.
4.He has Diploma in Drama and Productions Studies from Durban University of Technology which he obtained in 2017.
5.The actor is also fairly young, Thembinkosi 26 years old, He was born on the 31st of July in 1994.
6.Thembinkosi is also a dad , he is the father of a beautiful 2 years old. In an interview with True Love Magazine, He revealed that his daughter is everything to him and he struggled with taking care of her financially, because he was unemployed when she was born.
“Her presence has changed how I view the world. When she was born, I was not working and this posed a challenge because I could not provide for her. Thankfully, my mother lent a helping hand by assisting with rent and paying for my daughter’s needs at the time. Now that I’m in a better position financially, I’m fully enjoying fatherhood. He said.
7.Thembinkosi also started on a recurring role as shift Manager on the MTV Base Drama Series MTV ShugalL Down South 2.