Fezile Makhanya is a South African actor and radio and television presenter popularly known for appearing on the Mzansi Magic telenovela Gomora as Mr Cele and his days on SABC 1’S zONE 14.
Full name: Fezile Makhanya
Date of birth: 13 July 1984
Age: 39 years
Place of birth: KwaZulu Natal
Nationality: South African
Status: Married (Nondyebo Dzingwa)
Children: 1 (one son)
Net worth: R800 000
Fezile Makhanya’s early life, age
Born and bred in eSikhawini, KwaZulu Natal province, Fezile was born on 13 July 1984.
Fezile will be turning 39 years old come July 2023. The lovely actor fell in love with acting at a young age thanks to his good looks.
He was also a good athlete, representing his school in many sports, especially rugby and athletics.
His love for sports made him a healthy and fitness enthusiast.
Interestingly, Fezile had dreadlocks during his teens, presenting a different look than we know.
Fezile Makhanya’s wife, children, and family
The KZN-based star grew up with his parents, his father is still alive, but there is no information on whether his mother is still alive.
He is also a blood brother to Sithole Makhanya, a Miss SA finalist and television personnel.
In addition to his family, Fezile married her longtime girlfriend, Nondyebo Dzingwa, in 2012.
The two had their traditional wedding and later a white wedding perfectly.
The couple is blessed with a baby boy, and that’s Fezile’s closest family now.
He is also an extended family man who loves to hang out and visit his cousins and relatives.
Fezile Makhanya’s academic qualifications and education
The thirty-nine-year-old actor studied his education at a local primary in eSikwawini.
He later attained a scholarship to go and study his secondary education at Glenwood High School in Durban.
Thanks to his outstanding rugby talent, Fezile managed to study at one of Durban’s finest schools.
After finishing his secondary education, Fezile sought a career in sports, where his natural talent was evident.
His parents, however, had other ideas; they encouraged him to pursue a degree while doing his art and sports.
He enrolled in an Investment management course at the University of South Africa in 2009.
This, unfortunately, wasn’t enough for his parents, who were themselves business people; he went on to study for a bachelor’s degree in commerce, majoring in Financial Risk Management at UNISA.
His interest in Investment and financial markets became a tool he used in his business.
Fezile Mak Hanya’s career, Gomora
Whilst a young man, Fezile graced Mzansi’s entertainment when he appeared in a Ricoff commercial before he joined Channel O V J.
After that, he went on feature in a number of Television dramas and shows.
He appeared o shows like Jozi Streets, a drama full of crime, etv’s Backstage, Generations and Gaz’lam AND Zone 14 on SABC 1, playing the central role of Sbu.
Indeed, Fezile is one of the constant faces on television as he is featured in many other shows and dramas, as listed below.
- Isono Season 1 as Mncedisi
- Countdown 2010 as Eugene
- Khoza’s co-host
- Zone 14 Season 1 & 2 as Sbu
- No Sweat Golden Goal (game show 2009) as Host
- Isibaya season 6 as Hlongwane
- eKasi, Our Stories Season 2-4
- Abo Mzala as Andile
- ONE Gospel (Reality gospel competition 2010) as Host
- Gaz’lam Season 2 as Jabulile’s Boyfriend
- Inkaba as Guest Star
- Intersexions Season 1 as Jabu
- Muvhango Season 1 as Muzi
- Rockville as Sandile
- Rented Family Season 1 as Sonny Boy
- Fundis Game Show as Kope Makgae’s co-host
- Jozi Streets as Sgt. Tokyo
- Tempy Pushas Season 3 as Kuti Daniels
- Harvest Season 1 as Andile
- The Queen Season 2 as Tebogo Ncube
- Unmarried Season 1 as Donald
After all these shows, he later joined Gomora replacing another veteran actor Zolisa Xaluva who played the role of Gomora High Principal Melusi Dlamini. Fezile, as Mr Cele, joined Gomora and took over from Melusi, both his job and his wife Gladys, played by Thembi Seete.
Fezile Mak Hanya’s business empire, net worth
Coming from a wealthy family with parents heavily involved in entrepreneurship, Fezile inherits much of his wealth from his family as the oldest son.
He also has a lot to his name from his long career.
As of 2023, his net worth is estimated at R800 000.