Thulani is a South African actor and producer known as Bongani on Gomora and Mpihlangene Zungu on Isibaya.
Full name: Thulani Mtsweni
Date of birth: 31 July 1987
Age: 36 years
Place of birth: KwaZulu Natal, South Africa
Net worth: R2 million
(Bongani Gomora) Thulani Mtsweni’s early life, age
The funny actor was born on 31 July 1968, and he will be turning 55 years old come July 2023.
Thulani was born in South Africa, but his privacy has made it difficult to know much of his early life.
He is a man from an older generation than many of his fellow celebs, and his reluctance to use social media intensively has made it hard to know much about him.
Thulani (Bongani Gomora) Mtsweni’s wife, children, family, marriage
A 45-year-old actor is a man of severe privacy and has not yet shown his family to the public.
As of now, Thulani it is not clear to know if Thulani is married or not. Thulani grew up with his father and his brothers.
His father, whom he said loved boxing so much, died when he was still in Grade 9, and his brothers raised him.
Thulani Mtsweni’s career
During his early days, Thulani appeared a lot in the theatres where he worked so much in producing young actor films. It is also where he developed his acting skills during those days.
After that, he scooped the role of Sibiya on Isidingo, which became his awaited breakthrough. Once he got this role, Thulani never looked back, and he gave his all into acting and won many fans’ hearts across Mzansi.
In 2017, he joined iNumber Number as Nyoka and impressed fans. He also joined Rhythm City for a few episodes, but all this prepared him for the Gomora role as Bongani.
Thulani spoke of his challenges to breaking through the entertainment business, saying:
“The biggest challenge I faced is that nobody trusts a newcomer, and you are often treated like rubbish. It is very frustrating because you know you are talented, but people still refuse to give you a chance,“ he says.
“There are better chances now with social media, but you must be patient and take every opportunity. I worked it hustle style, which means working with students on their productions,” Thulani adds.
Thulani Mtsweni on Gomora as Bongani
Bongani joined Gomora as a Shisanyama manager, who later fell in love with Zodwa (Sannah Mchunu).
The Bongani character brought the much-loved comedy lacking in Gomora, and there was no better partner than Zodwa.
It’s fair to say their partnership gave both of them their waited seat among Mzansi’s best actors.
Zodwa went on to win the 2022 DSTV Viewers Choice Favourite Actress, and we can’t talk about her performances without mentioning Bongani.
On Gomora, Bongani became a national darling, with her fame rising as each episode passed.
Thulani Mtsweni’s net worth, Gomora’s salary
It took Thulani a lifetime to be considered one of the best actors in the country, and this delayed him.
Thus he did not make much money until his salary was raised on Gomora.
He is currently earning R50 00 per month. His net worth is estimated at R2 million as of 2023.