Generations: The Legacy Actors and Cast Members Ages in Real Life

Generations: The Legacy is the second most viewed television show in South Africa. The TV show is a rebrand of the popular South Africa soap opera, Generations, which started in 1993 as created and produced by Mfundi Vundla. The show is focused on the advertising industry in South Africa, with its storyline tailored towards celebrating the hopes and aspirations of the country in achieving its future goals.

Looking at this all-encompassing list of Generations: The Legacy actors and cast members, it can be seen that their real ages cut across all stages of life, from the old to the young. The oldest Generations: The Legacy cast members are Abigail Kubeka (recurring cast) aged 84 years old and Ivy Nkutha (main cast) who is aged 83 years old. On the other hand, the youngest member of cast in the TV show is Ditebogo Ledwaba who is currently 23 years old. Be that as it may, the actual ages of the likes of Refilwe Madumo, Andile Nebulane, and Corlett Matseoane are not yet publicly known.

What is Generations: The Legacy all About?

Generations: The Legacy focuses on the all too familiar desires and aspirations of many South Africans to become successful and wealthy in their career. The series started with Karabo Moroka (acted by Connie Ferguson) and Rapulana Seiphemo (acted by Mziwoxolo “Tau” Mogale) venturing into the cutthroat media advertising business to establish the legacy of Paul Moroka who set up Africa’s first and biggest media enterprise. Both of these characters have however now left the show.

Unknown to Karabo Moroka, her husband Tau Mogale had another motive of setting up his own business which will unavoidably come into competition with their joint business venture. To carry out his scheme, Tau must step on toes that will hurt people supposedly dear to him. And to do this effectively, he engaged the services of his sister Tshidi (played by Letoya Makhene) and her gangster husband Gaddafi (played by Vuyo Dabula) who is originally Tau’s enemy.

The drama is a fascinating one that’ll keep you looking forward to the next episode. Its suspense, tension, and intrigue are the order of the day, as they yet unfold into romantic relationship experiences. The highlights of the show center on treachery, blackmail, and rivalry between siblings, foes, and friends. All these are not uncommon on the show as it is with other soap operas in South Africa but the crop of Generations: The Legacy cast members made this TV series highly exceptional and a must-watch.

Meet Generations: The Legacy Actors and Cast Members

1. Vuyo Dabula (47 years old)

  • Real Name: Vuyo Dabula
  • Character: Gaddafi
  • Date of birth: 11 September 1976
  • Cast Type: Main cast
  • Number of Episodes: 21 episodes, 2017
  • Awards: N/A

Vuyo Dabula is one of the main casts on Generations: The Legacy and he started in 2017 as Gadaffi. So far, he has featured in 21 episodes of the show. He is also popularly known for other roles he’s played in many South African dramas and television shows, such as Avengers: Age of Ultron as Johannesburg Cop; Five Fingers for Marseilles as Tau; Wild at Heart as Kane; Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom as World Trade Centre Delegate; and a host of others. Vuyo’s acting profession seems to have taken a better part of his career life.

Vuyo Dabula is a South Africa-born actor, model, and bodybuilder. Born on September 11, 1976, the actor is most popular for his role as Shandu Magwaza, a spy turned rebel, in Queen Sono, a Netflix crime drama. Vuyo began his education at P.H Moeketsi Agricultural High, where he matriculated in 1995. He later proceeded to Wits Technikon, graduating the following year. However, Dabula never wanted to build his future career on what he studied in school, rather he chose acting. This motivated him to pursue his dream career at AFDA Cape Town.

2. Pearl Noxolo Monama (31 years old)

  • Real Name: Pearl Noxolo Monama
  • Character: Sphesihle “Sphe” Cele
  • Year of birth: 1993
  • Cast Type: main cast
  • Number of Episodes: N/A
  • Awards: N/A
  • Other Popular works: Played minor roles in some South Africa television series like Scandal, Isibaya, Isindingo, Generation: the legacy, etc.

Pearl Noxolo Monama, a South African-born actress, came into full limelight two years after she started her career in 2016 when she came on board Generations: The Legacy as Sphesihle. Though she secured another prominent role in Suurlemoen in 2014. On the set of Generations, Sphesihle is the heartthrob of Mazwi Moroka. The duo customarily had a delightful wedding, though an arranged marriage set up to strengthen the bond of friendship between the Moroka and Cele families. The character of Sphe is persevering, with an embodiment of consistency, certainty, and determination to achieve whatsoever she sets her mind to. Other favorite shows you can watch the actress include Isibaya, Tia and Tamera, Cake Boss, and Cartoon.

She also works for an institution in South Africa. As an assistant director and tutor, Pearl Monama works with the University of Pretoria. Her hard work and perseverance have earned her so much benefit in life. Her personal life seems to be private to her, as not much is said about her in the public. There are several unconfirmed rumors about her relationship, which she’s kept secret from the itching ears of her fans.

3. Kopana Denise Zimba (35 years old)

  • Real Name: Kopana Denise Zimba
  • Character: Mary Gumede
  • Date of birth: November 10, 1988
  • Cast Type: main cast
  • Number of Episodes:
  • Awards: Unknown
  • Other Popular works: Presenter at V-Entertainment between 2013 to 2016

Denise Zimba is an actress, singer, dancer, and presenter in South Africa, born on November 10, 1988. The actress is popularly known for her role as Mary Gumede in the soap opera show, Generations: The Legacy, and has starred in several episodes. In 2013, she joined Vuzu’s entertainment, a flagship daily show called V-Entertainment.

In addition to acting, Denise majors in singing. She has a great and fierce personality that has made history in the music industry in South Africa. Her goal is to create a space through her music presentation, where people can realize they can be themselves. Denise is also dedicated to her family, she’s married to James Dean and nurtures a one-year-old daughter.

4. Karabo Maseko (28 years old)

  • Real Name: Karabo Maseko
  • Character: Dr. Luyolo
  • Date of birth: 27th of June, 1995
  • Cast Type: main cast
  • Number of Episodes: N/A
  • Awards: Unknown
  • Other Popular works: Television presenter with E-TV’s youth program Craz-E

The young actor is also one of the main casts in Generation: The Legacy. The character “Luyolo” is a medical graduate who loves to travel. In the course of his numerous voyages, he fell in love with the Rastafarian culture. Luyolo didn’t know that he would come to embrace the Rastafarians’ culture as the way life should be, a peaceful, serene, and lovely one, full of tranquility.

As a young Rastafarian medical doctor, Luyolo didn’t just fall in love with the culture, he also met Lesedi (Luyanda Mzazi) and felt an attraction that was against the normal for her, becoming her first love after the father of her son, Jerah (Paballo Mavundla). For Karabo, he didn’t want to live in the complicated, stereotyped lives of Lesedi and Jerah, rather he made lots of research into the culture of the Rastafarians, to be a dynamic Rastafari modern man.

Karabo Maseko is a professional actor and presenter. Born on the 27th of June, 1995, the 28-year-old began his acting career in 2015 when he first played the role of Neo in the show Isipho, and he has appeared in several other shows such as Shiz Niz, Sistahood, Frenzy, and Craz-E World Live. He co-presents many shows with his older sister Tsholo Maseko. This is what he does passionately when he’s not on set.

The only family Karabo can boldly boast of is their mother and sister, Tsholo. Nothing much is said of his father, as he sent his mom away with her children when they were still young. His mother who loves education made sure he and his sister were educated, notwithstanding the absence of a father figure. Today, he publicly declares that his mother is everything to him and that he cannot trace the whereabouts of his father.

5. Kay Sibiya (36 years old)

  • Real Name: Kay Sibiya
  • Character: Siyanda Khoza
  • Date of birth: 20 January 1988
  • Cast Type: main cast
  • Number of Episodes: N/A
  • Awards: N/A

Kay plays the role of Siyanda, the younger brother of the villain, Jack Mabaso. The character is a sweet one like a pie, says Kay. Siyanda is completely different from his brother, Jack. He’s a good boy who loves to bring dirty deeds to the limelight, unlike his brother, Jack.

For Kay Sibiya, coming on board the popular South Africa soap opera, Generation: The Legacy was a dream come through. Coming back on set after rising to prominence as Ayanda on the SABC 1 drama, Uzalo, was just perfect timing. Truth be told, an opportunity to feature on TV doesn’t come easy.

Aside from being a successful actor, Kay Sibiya is an artist and an influencer, a father of two, and happily married to Judie Sbahle Kama, a DJ, make-up artist, and a business tycoon. The actor is a family-oriented person, who loves to spend quality time with his family. Malaysia, Dubai, and Cape Town resorts are always pleased to welcome them.

6. Ronnie Nyakale (51 years old)

  • Real Name: Ronnie Nyakale
  • Character: Cosmo
  • Year of birth: 1973
  • Cast Type: main cast
  • Number of Episodes: 21 episodes
  • Awards: Best Supporting Actor – Drama series 1999, Best Actor – TV Drama for the most-watched television series, A Place Called Home, Best Supporting Actor.
  • Other Popular works: Yizo Yizo, Place Called Home, End Game, iNumber Number

Talking about Ronnie’s role in Generation: The Legacy as Cosmo, it was just too perfect and similar to his real-life character. The PR Chief of the soap opera, Gaaratwe Mokhethi found so many similarities between the two personalities, of which both roles are too protective of their families. This shows how much he was into the role.

Ronnie Nyakale is a South African-born actor, MC at events and occasions, and a seasoned entrepreneur. He was born in Soweto, a Provincial city of Gauteng, South Africa, into a black ethnic background. The actor is known to be close to his fifties as his date of birth is not made known to the public. The only thing known about him is that he’s married to Lebogang Mashilo and the duo has two beautiful daughters. Every other information about his background, family, identity, etc., is left undisclosed.

The award-winning Ronnie Nyakale began his career in 1999 as a prolific actor in South Africa and has landed multiple roles in different productions both on small and big screens. His hard work and perseverance in his several productions no doubt has fetched him acclaim. He’s known as the popular gangster in most scenes and depicts the perfect role of a hooligan in movies such as Rhythm City as Dingo Dingo; Yizo Yizo as Papa Action and even in Generation: The Legacy as Cosmo.

7. Ivy Nkutha (83 years old)

  • Real Name: Ivy Nkutha
  • Character: Gog’Flo
  • Birth year: 1941
  • Cast Type: main cast
  • Number of Episodes: N/A
  • Awards: N/A
  • Other Popular works: Duma (2005); Layla Fourie (2013); Mrs. Right Guy (2016) and Skin.

Ivy’s current role on Generations: The Legacy as God’Flo, would not have been possible if not for her granddaughter, Noluthando Maleka, who saw the potential in her and encouraged her into auditioning. We can say success came her way when she least expected it. She was a guest actress on the soapie before becoming one of the main actresses.

Ivy Nkutha is a South African-born veteran entertainer, born in the year 1941. Her birthplace is Alexander, South Africa, and she has long been in the entertainment industry. As an actress, she is known for her roles in Layla Fourie (2013); Mrs. Right Guy in 2016; Duma in 2005; Faith’s Corner, etc. She played the role of Edward Mukwevho’s adviser when she joined Muvhango in 1997 and later joined Isidingo. Though she never had a stable acting career afterward, she didn’t stop working as an actress.

Ivy Nkutha is happily married to her husband for over 50 years and still counting. The duo is blessed with two daughters and a son, although her son is late. He died from pneumonia. She chose not to reveal most of her family life on social media.

8. Samela Tyelbooi (43 years old)

  • Real name: Samela Tyelbooi
  • Character: Ayanda Majora
  • Date of birth: 4th May 1981
  • Cast Type: main cast
  • Number of Episodes: Unknown
  • Awards: N/A
  • Other Popular works: Intica, Shadow Shilanga

Born on the 4th of May, 1981, in Makhanda Town, Eastern Cape, she’s a seasoned actress who had a flair for acting right from a tender age, but didn’t get her breakthrough until she was aged 25. Samela Tyelbooi is one of the actresses who landed a soft spot in the heart of many when she came on board the TV show, Generation: The Legacy, playing the role of Ayanda Majora, in 2018. Playing the role of Tau’s ex-girlfriend on the show, Samela had no idea that the role would soon be the name of her family and a favorite one for soap opera actors. Although she played a supporting role on the show in 2016.

Samela Tyelbooi’s acting career has been boosted by several other roles which include; Society as Lois Gumede; a guest-starring role in Room 9, the tenth episode of the Sci-Fi series; Range of a Lioness (2020); Little One (2013), and a host of others. Also, as a talented singer, she laid the foundation for her musical career by playing the role of a singer in Rhythm City.

The South African actress and singer is a mother of three lovely girls and she’s glad that motherhood helped her in playing her roles effectively.

9. Zizipho Buti (29 years old)

  • Real Name: Zizipho Buti
  • Character: Tracy
  • Date of birth: February 25, 1995
  • Cast Type: main cast
  • Number of Episodes: N/A
  • Awards: N/A
  • Other Popular works: N/A

The 29-year-old Zizipho Buti, after several auditions, landed the role of Tracy in Generation: The Legacy in 2020. She first started as a guest artist and when luck would shine on her, she got promoted to the main cast in 2021. The character, Tracy is a professional sex worker. She doesn’t joke with her job. In the role, she often has to sleep with businessmen and well-known politicians to earn a living for herself, soon she discovers that she’s HIV positive. Also, she maintained a close relationship with Palesa (Busisiwe Xaba), while she constantly visits her in prison. Zizipho plays an unapologetic role that makes her admirable to her fans.

Not much is said about Zizipho Buti’s childhood, only that her mother never wanted her to become an actress, rather she wanted her in the law profession. However, her talent was able to prevail and today, she is an inspiration to all upcoming young actresses. She’s an accomplished actress in South Africa. The young actress is a graduate of the University of Cape Town and holds a National Diploma in Theatre and Performance.

10. Refilwe Madumo

  • Real Name: Refilwe Madumo
  • Character: Fikile
  • Date of birth: Unknown
  • Cast Type: main cast
  • Number of Episodes: N/A
  • Awards: N/A
  • Other Popular works: Scandal

A talented young graduate of the Tshwane University of Technology, Pretoria, South Africa, on Generations: The Legacy, Refilwe Madumo plays the role of Fikile, the childhood friend of Lucy Diale. She has been in the industry since the 1990s. In 2006, she was seen on the SABC 1 sitcom, Izoso Connexion. The following year, she featured in One Way, as Zanele, in 2008, she appeared in the ministries Huis Van Liefde on SABC 2 as Ruth. She has since landed many other acting roles.

As for her birth date, she’s decided to keep it off the public space. She’s a mother of two lovely boys and has tried hard to be there for her kids. The actress sees her kids as a major part of her life, though she claims she’s not giving them the necessary attention because she has to keep up with three jobs – acting, singing, and dancing to keep the family rolling.

11. Musa Ngema (37 years old)

  • Real Name: Musa Ngema
  • Character: Mazwi
  • Date of birth: 1 August 1986
  • Cast Type: main cast
  • Number of Episodes: N/A
  • Awards: N/A
  • Other Popular works: African Tales, Alice in Wonderland, Othello Various, Puss in Boots, Animal Farm, The Fisherman, The Given Tree

Musa Ngema is a South Africa actor and motivational speaker, who believes in talking people into action. His character of Mazwi in Generations: The Legacy is arrogant and thinks he can outsmart others, but the plain truth is that this is not his real personality. The Durban-born actor is a gentle, shy, and polished man, totally different from Mazwi.

Musa’s role in the soap opera as Mazwi depicts the life of a young poor boy, who grew up to find himself in a wealthy and powerful family. You can imagine what a poor young lad would do when he’s suddenly amid affluence. Arrogance became the order of his life because he believed he’s untouchable, a sense of entitlement descended on him. He believes he could hate those who belittle him and hate him.

Musa loves to read, being one who’s reserved and not outgoing. Instead of going out, he’ll rather choose to drink and hang out with a couple of his friends. He’s also a motivational speaker, who loves to encourage others to achieve their desired dreams. His major strength and support in life have been his mother and girlfriend of over 15 years, they have kept him focused and grounded, the star claims.

12. Buntu Petse (27 years old)

  • Real Name: Buntu Petse
  • Character: Nontle Majola
  • Date of birth: 12th February 1997
  • Cast Type: main cast
  • Number of Episodes: N/A
  • Awards: N/A
  • Other Popular works: Teenagers on a Mission

On December 2nd, 2019, Buntu Petse got into the limelight with the role of Nontle Majola in Generations: The Legacy. On the show, she acts as Ayanda’s 16-year-old only child who doesn’t know her father. Though Generations was her first professional acting role, she had earlier been on Teenagers on a Mission (TOMz) on the SABC1 science and technology show.

The talented young actress who was born on 12th February 1997 in Joburg is a graduate of the University of Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, where she bagged a degree in Dramatic Arts. She landed her Nontle role in Generations in her final year of university.

13. Kope Makgae (38 years old)

  • Real Name: Kope Makgae
  • Character: Moreri “Mrekza” Makhafola
  • Date of birth: 7 November 1985
  • Cast Type: Main
  • Number of Episodes: N/A
  • Awards: N/A
  • Other Popular works: eKasi: Our Stories, Mzansi Love, Inkaba

Kope Makgae comes on board Generations: The Legacy as one of the most talented and versatile actors on the TV show. He depicts the character of Moreri “Mrekza” Makhafola. The actor was born on 7 November 1985 in Lebowakgomo, Polokwane. He didn’t have it all rosy growing up as he had to fend and carter for himself much of the time up to university level. Kope sold Kota sandwiches to his high-school friends, later on made curtains for old-age homes, and with the money he made from all these, he was able to see himself through the University of Limpopo where he earned a degree in media and communication.

Aside from Generations: The Legacy, Kope has starred in other TV series like eKasi: Our Stories Season 6 as Vusi, Mzansi Love, Season 3 as Mpumi, Inkaba as Gus, and many others.

14. Letoya Makhene (39 years old)

  • Real Name: Letoya Makhene
  • Character: Matshidiso Moroka
  • Date of birth: 7 September 1984
  • Cast Type: Main
  • Number of Episodes: NA
  • Awards: NA
  • Other Popular works: Isidingo and Idol SA

Before she came on board the show, she had longed to be one of the Generations: The Legacy actors and cast members so when she finally landed the role of Matshidiso Moroka, it was a dream come true for Letoya. On the show, her character plays a wife role and is also known as the queen of bling with her colorful and lavish dress sense.

In real life, Letoya is almost not different from Matshidiso as we have come to learn of recent. The talented actress who began to act in the early 2000s also stars on Isidingo and was the host of Idols South Africa in its first season. On a personal note, she is married to Lebo Keswa in same-sex marriage after divorcing her ex-male husband with whom she had children.

15. Manaka Ranaka (45 years old)

  • Real Name: Manaka Ranaka
  • Character: Lucy Diale – Makhafola
  • Date of birth: 6 April 1979
  • Cast Type: Main
  • Number of Episodes: NA
  • Awards: NA
  • Other Popular works: Isidingo (2010), Home Affairs (2007), Zabalaza (2013), and others

Manaka Ranaka stars on Generations: The Legacy in the main character of Lucy Diale – Makhafola and this has gained her lots of fans. The mother of 3 left the show earlier in 2021 to welcome her last child and after giving birth, she returned, much to the admiration of her fans.

The actress who was born on 6th April in the year 1979 is no newcomer on screen. She has starred in a good number of other TV shows which have seen good reviews.

16. Mpho Joseph Molepo (50 years old)

Mpho Joseph Molepo

  • Real Name: Mpho Joseph Molepo
  • Character: Kabisi Moroka
  • Date of birth: 28 November 1973
  • Cast Type: main
  • Appearance: Season 1
  • Awards: NA
  • Other Popular works: 90 Plein Street, Zabalaza 1, 2 and 3, Scandal, Skeem Samm 1 and 2.

Mpho Joseph Molepo is a South African actor born on 28 November 1973 and is currently aged 50. He is a graduate of WITS University School of Arts with a bachelor’s degree in Drama for Life. In addition, he enrolled and trained in a 2 Years Acting/Directing/Improv & Story Telling at The Market Theatre Laboratory in Johannesburg and also worked at Producer’s Workshop with ROOFTOP Promotions in Zimbabwe.

Regarding his career, Mpho is not a new face on TV as he started acting in 2007 on the SABC2 mini-series Huis van Liefde. To add to this, Mpho has also starred in other television series like 90 Plein Street – Season 2 as Zweli Motaung, Isidingo – Season 1 as Abednigo Sithole, and of course Generations – Season 1 as Uncle Kabisi Moroka.

17. Andile Nebulane

  • Real Name: Andile Nebulane
  • Character: Daluxolo “Pele” Malinga
  • Date of birth: 28 December
  • Cast Type: Main
  • Number of Episodes: NA
  • Awards: NA
  • Other Popular works: Shooting Stars, 90 Plein Street, Wild Life, My Way, Mug Shots, More Than Just a Game, The Good Man

On Generations: The Legacy, Andile Nebulane’s character Daluxolo “Pele” Malinga is a policeman who fights hard to rid his streets of drug dealers and money launderers. However, he takes his work a bit too seriously and this affects his relationship and commitment to Tina, his estranged girlfriend. Apparently, Tina left him because of his overzealous attitude to his police work. Over time, he tried to move on with Palesa Matema played by Busisiwe Xaba but just like the first, his second shot at relationship failed.

Andile Nebulane is everything you want to find in an entertainer. He holds a degree in Theatre and Live Performance from the University of Cape Town drama school and AFDA. Andile started acting in the year 1996 with his first role in the film Behind the Bars while his fame came years later in the television series titled Hustle. Other series he has starred in include Rhythm City, Shooting Stars, 90 Plein Street, Interrogation Room, etc. In films, we have seen him in Adrenaline, A Myth, Wild Life, My Way, Mug Shots, More Than Just a Game, The Good Man, and others.

When he is not on set, he is probably spending time with his wife and kid and of course, showing off his expensive lifestyle. Back in 2018, he was wrongfully arrested and tortured after being profiled as a drug dealer.

18. Zola Nombona (32 years old)

  • Real Name: Zola Nombona
  • Character: Pamela Khoza
  • Date of birth: March 10, 1992
  • Cast Type: Recurring
  • Number of Episodes: NA
  • Awards: SAFTA Golden Horn for Best Actress – Made for TV Movie Ingoma (2015)
  • Other Popular works: Ingoma (2015), Lockdown (2018), Zbondiwe 3 – The chase (2018), Forced Love (2012)

Zola Nombona stars on Generations: The Legacy as the recurring character of Pamela Khoza, who is a journalist married to a fellow journalist named Siyanda Khoza acted by Kay Sibiya. On the show, she dedicates more time to her work than her family and the same goes for her husband. Ultimately, their relationship and marriage suffer and placed on the brink of collapse.

In real life, Zola’s married life is a lot more stable in contrast to the role she plays on Generations. She is the wife of Thomas Gumede, a renowned actor, and shares a son with him.

Prior to her becoming famous on TV, Zola was born on 10th March 1992 in Mthatha, Eastern Cape, South Africa, where she also grew up. She attended Victoria Girls High School in Makhanda and later enrolled to study at WITS University where she graduated with honors in Dramatic Arts. Aside from acting, she is also a celebrated singer and songwriter. The actress has starred in other television shows like Ingoma (2015), Forced Love (2015), iThuba lokugcina (2015), EHostela (2019), Isono (2020), and others.

19. Abigail Kubeka (84 years old)

Abigail Kubeka

  • Real Name: Abigail Kubeka
  • Character: Zondiwe Mogale
  • Date of birth: 7 December 1939
  • Cast Type: Recurring
  • Number of Episodes: NA
  • Awards: Lifetime Achievement Award -South African Film and Television Awards (SAFTAS) 2014, Lifetime Achievement Award at the Wawela Music Awards (WMA) in Johannesburg 2016
  • Other Popular works: Joe Bullet (1973), Cry, the Beloved Country (1995), The Long Run (2001)

Abigail Kubeka is one of the oldest actresses on the SABC TV series Generations: The Legacy and rightfully one of the most experienced acts in SA. In the series, she plays Zondiwe Mogale, the mother of Tshidi Phakade (played by Letoya Makhene) and Tau Mogale (played by Rapulana Seiphemo).

Aside from Generations: The Legacy, Abigail’s career dates back to 1957 when she began acting and she has since acted in a good number of works which include Knock-Out (1969), The Long Run (2001), What’s The Deal (2018) and many others.

20. Corlett Matseoane

  • Real Name: Corlett Matseoane
  • Character: Yster
  • Date of birth: Unknown
  • Cast Type: Recurring
  • Number of Episodes: NA
  • Awards: NA
  • Other Popular works: NA

Corlett Matseoane plays the recurring role of Yster on Generations: The Legacy. She is one of the few actors and actresses on the show with little known about them outside the character they play. Also, looking at Corlett’s profile, a lot has not been documented about her, even as her acting profile is still scanty.

21. Nimrod Nkosi (52 years old)

  • Real Name: Nimrod Nkosi
  • Character: Walter Nkaba
  • Date of birth: 22 March 1972
  • Cast Type: Recurring
  • Number of Episodes: NA
  • Awards: Best Presenter, Avanti Awards
  • Other Popular works: Family Secrets, The Wils and The Queen

Though Nimrod Nkosi may be best known for presenting the live Lotto draw on and SABC2 and as a host of Jam Alley, the youth variety show, starring on Generations: The Legacy in the recurring role of Walter Nkaba stands him out.

The South African was born on 22nd March 1972 and his first acting credit was in U Bambo Lwami, a 1994 film. As a professional actor, he has starred in other television roles like Family Secrets – Season 2, The Queen – Season 1-3, The Wild – Season 1 and 2, Utatakho – Season 1-8.

22. Lerato Walaza (29 years old)

  • Real Name: Lerato Walaza
  • Character: Melokuhle
  • Date of birth: 17th of October 1994
  • Cast Type: Recurring
  • Number of Episodes: NA
  • Awards: OkayAfrica 100 Women 2018
  • Other Popular works: Shuga, Scandal, 

Lerato Walaza has a promising profile as one of Generations The Legacy’s actors and actresses. She plays the role of Melokuhle which is a recurring character. The actress whose acting career cuts across countries like Nigeria, South Africa, Kenya, and Côte d’Ivoire first rose to prominence as Zamo in MTV Shuga. She has since acted in Scandal and Generations.

She is a Tshwane University of Technology graduate with a degree in drama. Aside from acting, she is also interested in dance, physical drama, as well as doing voiceovers. In 2019, she worked on the mini-series titled MTV Shuga Alone Together to draw attention to the impact of coronavirus. The series which is sponsored by the United Nations aired on 20 April 2020 and starred the likes of Nigerian Jemima Osunde, the duo of Mohau Cele, Nomalanga Shozi who are both South Africans and others.

23. Luyanda Mzaza (29 years old)

  • Real Name: Luyanda Mzaza
  • Character: Lesedi Diale
  • Date of birth: 28 May 1995
  • Cast Type: Recurring
  • Number of Episodes: NA
  • Awards: NA
  • Other Popular works: Generations: The Legacy

Luyanda Mzaza’s love for acting dates back to when she was in 8th grade. Today, she is an actress and many things more, including a presenter, MC, voice-over artist, social media marketer, food blogger, etc. For Generations, she plays Melokuhle and this role, for now, is her most prominent acting role. Possibly, in the years to come, the talented actress will land more roles.

On a personal note, Luyanda has experience which has come to define her life. She is noted to have had a child at a very young age. In fact, her character on Generations was also faced with the challenge of teen pregnancy and being in a dilemma of what to do with the baby. According to her, this is a challenge most women in South Africa face. Luyanda revealed that having had the same experience in life, she was able to play the role the best she could.

24. Ditebogo Ledwaba (23 years old)

  • Real Name: Ditebogo Ledwaba
  • Character: Mbali
  • Date of birth: 5th May 2001
  • Cast Type: Recurring
  • Number of Episodes: NA
  • Awards: NA
  • Other Popular works: The Red Sea Diving Resort (2019), Commandos (2020), The Mission (2020)

Last, on our list of Generations: The Legacy actors and characters but certainly not the least is Ditebogo Ledwaba who came on board the popular television series as a recurring cast. For now, she is also the youngest member of the cast in the popular soap opera. Ditebogo was born on the 5th of May 2001 and has notably been in front of the camera from a very young age. Some of her acting credits can be seen in The Red Sea Diving Resort (2019), Commandos (2020), The Mission (2020), and hopefully, more will come. On Generations: The Legacy, she began playing the character of Mbali in August 2020.

Summary of Generations: The Legacy Cast Members, their Characters and Real Ages

  1. Vuyo Dabula (Kumkani Phakade) 47 years old
  2. Pearl Monama (Sphe) 31 years old
  3. Kopana Denise Zimba (Mary Gumede) 35 years old
  4. Karabo Maseko (Dr. Luyolo Dzedze) 28 years old
  5. Kay Sibiya (Siyanda Khoza) 36 years old
  6. Ronnie Nyakale (Cosmo) 51 years old
  7. Ivy Nkutha (Gog’Flo) 83 years old
  8. Samela Tyelbooi (Ayanda Majola) 43 years old
  9. Zizipho Buti (Tracy) 29 years old
  10. Refilwe Madumo (Fikile Maponya)
  11. Musa Ngema (Mazwi Moroka) 37 years old
  12. Buntu Petse (Nontie Majola) 27 years old
  13. Kope Makgae (Mrekza) 38 years old
  14. Letoya Makhene (Matshidiso Moroka) 39 years old
  15. Manaka Ranaka (Lucy Diale – Makhafola) 45 years old
  16. Mpho Joseph Molepo (Kabisi Moroka) 50 years old
  17. Andile Nebulane (Pele)
  18. Zola Nombona (Pamela Khoza) 32 years old
  19. Abigail Kubeka (Zondiwe Mogale) 84 years old
  20. Corlett Matseoane (Yster)
  21. Nimrod Nkosi (Walter Nkaba) 52 years old
  22. Lerato Walaza (Melokuhle) 29 years old
  23. Luyanda Mzaza (Lesedi Diale) 29 years old
  24. Ditebogo Ledwaba (Mbali) 23 years old
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