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Menzi Ngubane
Born (1964-08-28)28 August 1964
Ladysmith, South Africa
Died 13 March 2021(2021-03-13) (aged 56)
Ladysmith, KwaZulu-Natal
  • Actor
Years active 1989–2021
Notable work
  • Kwakhala Nyonini
  • Ubambo lwam
  • Generations
  • Family Secrets
  • Studio 263
  • Isibaya
  • Yizo Yizo
  • Ashes to Ashes
  • How to Steal 2 Million
Lerato Sidibe
(m. 2009; div. 2013)

Sikelelo Sishuba
(m. 2013; died 2021)
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Menzi Ngubane (28 August 1964 – 13 March 2021) was a South African actor, best known for playing the role of Sibusiso Dlomo in the soap opera Generations from 2003 to 2014. Ngubane played numerous roles on other South African TV shows, including Yizo Yizo, Ashes to Ashes, Gold Diggers, and Heist. In 2016, he joined the cast of the television drama series Isibaya, playing a taxi firm manager with a dubious past.

Ngubane appeared in a number of South African films, including How to Steal 2 Million, alongside John Kani, Terry Pheto and Rapulana Seiphemo. The film won Best Picture at the 2012 African Movie Academy Awards.

Awards and nominations

Ngubane won and was nominated for a number of film and television awards in South Africa.

He won SAFTa award for Best Actor in Isibaya.

Personal life

He was married to Sikelelwa Sishuba. Ngubane suffered ill health for a number of years including receiving a kidney transplant leading up to his death.


Ngubane died from a stroke on 13 March 2021, aged 56. Three days after his death his father Ndodeni Ngubane also passed away after his 90th birthday was celebrated by his children a month ago before his death. They were both burried together, their funeral took place at their home in Ladysmith.

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