Meshack Mavuso Magabane, born April 8, 1977, better known as Medhack Mavuso, is a popular South African actor and film director. He is well known for his performances as Dr. Thabo Dlamini in the hit serials Heist, Isidingo, Yizo Yizo, Isithembiso, and Durban gen.
Meshack Mavuso Bio:
|Full Name:||Meshack Mavuso Magabane|
|Date of Birth:||April 8, 1977|
|Place of Birth:||Mandagsoek, Limpopo|
|State of Origin:||Limpopo|
|Occupation:||Actor, Film Director|
Early Life and Education
Medhack Mavuso was born on April 8, 1977, in Mandagsoek, Limpopo, South Africa. He grew up under the care of his parents, along with his siblings.
While growing up he had his upbringing in South Africa including his primary and secondary education.
In 1998, he took on the lead role of ‘Vusi Moletsane’ in the immensely popular soap opera Isidingo, garnering widespread acclaim.
Subsequently, he graced the screen in the drama series Yizo Yizo, spanning from 1999 to 2004, portraying the character ‘Jabulani “Javas” Nyembe’.
He rose to prominence through his involvement in the Mzansi Magic telenovela Isithembiso, which debuted on April 3, 2017.
In this production, he embodied the role of Keromemang Mtimande, the father of Tshepo, whose existence remained concealed from him by his mother until a mysterious revelation unveiled his paternity.
The situation was further complicated when his former girlfriend Chlodea, who now dates his rival, was revealed to be the child’s mother.
Initiating his career under the moniker Meshack Mavuso, he assumed the character ‘Simiso Mtshali’ during the second and third seasons of the police procedural series Zero Tolerance, which aired on SABC2.
He had previously portrayed various uncredited roles during the show’s first season. In 2008, he participated as one of the celebrity dancers in the special Dancing New Year episode of Strictly Come, which aired on December 31, 2008.
His presence extended to the genealogy documentary series Who Do You Think You Are? during its inaugural season in 2009, making a supportive cameo appearance. This show, adapted from the British series of the same name, aired on SABC2.
A return to television acting transpired in 2014, with a guest role in two episodes of the AIDS drama Soul City, where he portrayed a ‘doctor’.
In 2015, he adopted the name Mavuso Magabane for the television series Zabalaza, appearing in a guest role for a single episode.
A pivotal moment in his career unfolded in 2016, when he assumed his second lead role as ‘Chairperson’ in the e.tv heist drama Heist.
In 2020, following a brief stint on the show The River, he joined the cast of the serial Durban Gen, embodying the character Dr. Thabo Dlamini. This role portrays him as a charismatic yet womanizing figure, married to Dr. Precious Dlamini.
Meshack Mavuso Net Worth
Meshack Mavuso has an estimated net worth of around $300,000. His income is attributed to his acting career and endorsement deals.
Who is Meshack Mavuso’s Wife?
Meshack Mavuso is happily married to his wife, Neo Mavuso, and their marriage blessed with four children.