Gomora Cast: The Actors, their Real Names and Ages

Gomora is one of the latest Mzansi Magic hit series to follow. Produced by Seriti Films, Gomora follows the captivating storyline of two families and drama that ensures when their lives are inevitably intertwined. Gomora has been described as a show “created by South Africans for South Africans.”

It showcases the lives of South Africans; the good, the bad, and the ugly; the Kasi Lifestyle; the lure of power and money; crime, and so much more aptly depicted by talented Gomora cast members. With Gomora, you don’t have to worry about the popular cliches prevalent in most soapies these days.

The show is entertaining, funny, educational, and of course, there is suspense to keep you coming back for more. Of course, this is all thanks to Gomora cast members that have brought this captivating tale alive on our screen; there are some of South Africa’s best actors and actresses, and I bet you would love to meet them. So meet the cast members of Gomora and the characters they have brought to life.

List of Gomora Cast Members and Their Characters

1. Katlego Danke 

  • Role: Onthatile “Thathi” Molefe – Ndaba
  • Age: 43 years old
  • Cast Type: Main
  • Number of Episodes: 719

Katlego Danke needs no introduction. She has starred in other popular series like Backstage, Generations, and Isidingo. And this time around, she brought on her A game. As Thathi Ndaba in Gomora, Katlego Danke is the gorgeous but dangerous daughter of the vicious Mam Sonto (played by Connie Chiume).

Katlego Danke is currently pregnant, and Bafana Mthembu has been rumored to be the actress’s baby daddy. The interesting thing is that the Gomora production team has effortlessly incorporated Katlego’s pregnancy into Gomora’s storyline! How amazing.

Apart from her job as an actress in the Gomora cast, Katlego is in the ever-lucrative South African real estate and property development business and has been doing well in the sector for many years now. The 43 years old Katlego recently spotted a new look, a fresh trim that matches her elegant style.

2. Thembi Seete

  • Role: Gladys Dlamini
  • Age: 45 years old
  • Cast Type: Main
  • Number of Episodes: 719
  • Others: Former member of Boom Shaka kwaito

Thembi Seete plays the role of Gladys Dlamini in Gomora. The versatile actress portrays Gladys so beautifully that viewers always root for her. Her character embodies the feminine inner beauty of strength and resilience. And you can bet there is more to come from the actress as her character moves on from her abusive marriage.

Thembi Seete is also a beautician. She, alongside Mbali Nkosi and Sharon Khuzwayo, owns a beauty bar Azuri Cosmetics. In addition to this lucrative business that she runs, Thembi, the Gomora cast, is also a brand ambassador of ponds and a  judge in season 18 of Idols South Africa.

As for her private life, she was once engaged to businessman Collen Mashawana. However, the engagement was called off. The couple has a son, Dakalo, born in April 2018.

3. Connie Chiume

  • Role: Mam Sonto Molefe
  • Age: 70 years old
  • Cast Type: Main
  • Number of Episodes: 719
  • Others: starred in  Black Panther, Black Is King, Rhythm City, Zone 14

The veteran actress brought her wealth of experience into play in her portrayal of Mam Sonto, the matriarch of the Molefe Household. As the head of a criminal gang that makes a living by stealing and selling cars, Connie Chiume’s acting has received raving reviews. She balances with ease the role of being a mother, a provider, a gangster, and a ruthless crime boss.

In light of the recent tragic death of Gomora actor Siyabonga Zubane, the seasoned actress revealed that she almost took her own life 20 years ago when her baby daughter died. The mother of four certainly understands the pain of loss. Connie Chiume latest project is the second installment of the Black Panther franchise, Black Panther: Wakanda Forever.

4. Ama Qamata

  • Role: Buhle Ndaba
  • Age: 24 years old
  • Cast Type: Main
  • Number of Episodes: Seasons 1-3
  • Others: starred in Blood & Water

Ama Qamata plays the role of teenager Buhle Ndaba in Gomora. Ama’s portrayal of Buhle earned her a lot of praises from viewers who seem not to get enough of her. At the end of season 2, She became a guest cast member as she got busy with studies in Durban.

However, her character was finally killed off in season 3, so our budding actress wouldn’t be coming back to the set of Gomora. She has since moved on to other projects; plays a leading role in the Netflix hit series Blood & Water. Ama Qamata is also an entrepreneur; she runs her own recycling business, recycling plastic waste into packaging material.

5. Ntobeko Sishi

  • Role: Ntokozo Dlamini
  • Age: 24 years old
  • Cast Type: Main
  • Number of Episodes: Seasons 1-3

Ntobeko Sishi plays Ntokozo Dlamini in Gomora, a troubled teenager seeking his father’s approval. The dashing young actor is not all about looks, and he matches his physique with powerful acting skills. Despite being a newbie on the acting scene, Ntobeko is already winning the hearts of viewers.

Ntobeko is also a show anchor, singer, and songwriter. His preferred genre is alternative RnB, with a touch of AfroBeats and Hip Hop. Some of his singles include; DC, All Night, and Either Way. His song ‘Nothing new’ was featured in a Netflix movie, Happiness Ever After.

6. Sicelo Bhuthelezi

  • Role: Sibusiso “Teddy” Zondo
  • Age: 37 years old
  • Cast Type: Main
  • Number of Episodes: Seasons 1-3

Sicelo Buthelezi plays the role of Teddy, the son of an alcoholic mother, Zodwa (played by Sannah Mchunu). Viewers can’t seem to get enough of Sicelo’s special character Teddy. Sicelo already has 1.3 million followers on Instagram, rooting for him. Despite his character’s sad background and storyline, his ability to invoke empathy and love in viewers is second to none.

Sicelo won an Outstanding Newcomer Award at the 2020 Royalty Soapie Awards for this role. Sicelo is also a talented musician. He has featured in Black Motion’s track called Deeper North, and he has also worked with Mr. Jazziq. He has also received many endorsement deals, thanks to his charismatic and bubbly nature. Our favorite actor is also a football fan.

7. Sannah Mchunu

  • Role: Ntombizodwa “Zodwa” Zondo
  • Age: 50 years old
  • Cast Type: Main
  • Number of Episodes: Seasons 1-3

Sannah Mchunu has received critical acclaim for her role as Zodwa in Gomora, and the awards have been pouring in. She was recently crowned Favorite Actress at the DStv MVCA’s awards, and everyone says she deserves it. This adds to her Royalty Award for outstanding supporting actress.

The multi-award-winning actress credited her successful portrayal of Zodwa to her upbringing in the townships. Everyone knows or must have encountered a ‘Zodwa’ in real life; no wonder she is so popular.

Sannah Mchunu hasn’t always had it this good. She was once in an abusive marriage but had to leave to save herself. This was the best decision she had ever made as the whole world loved her.

8. Siphesihle Ndaba

  • Role: Zanele “MaZet” Thwala
  • Age: 25 years old
  • Cast Type: Main
  • Number of Episodes: Seasons 1-3

Siphesihle Ndaba has definitely made a name for herself, playing the role of MaZet in Gomora. Despite this being her first television role, Siphesihle has shown that talent is all that counts in show business. The talented actress has viewers loving her gorgeous and dangerous character. Siphesihle makes acting seem effortless, but we all know it takes a lot of work. She is just talented.

Siphesihle Ndaba is no stranger to fame. She already has 1.3 million followers on Instagram. Before landing the role in Gomora, Siphesihle was cast in many theater productions, which no doubt paved the way for her excellent transition to screen. She has a passion for singing, loves reading, and also writes and directs plays—talk of a versatile queen.

9. Siyasanga Papu

  • Role: Pretty Molefe-Madida
  • Age:  36 years old
  • Cast Type: Main
  • Number of Episodes: Seasons 1-3
  • Others: starred in Hillside and The Herd

Siyasanga Papu plays the role of Pretty Molefe-Madida in Gomora. The dedicated actress brought in her theatrical prowess onto the set of Gomora as viewers can’t seem to get enough of her. She interprets her role beautifully, such that we understand and sympathize with her ‘plight’ though trivial as it may seem.

Siyasanga Papu even got a Royal Soapie Awards nomination for this role. She is that good. Just recently, Siyasanga Papu starred in the award-winning play Xova. Her performance, as always, was top-notch. The single mother of one is super busy cashing out from her numerous endeavors. We can only keep expecting more great stuff from her.

10. Lerato Mokoka

  • Role: Tshiamo Madida
  • Age: 26 years old
  • Cast Type: Main
  • Number of Episodes: Seasons 1-3

If you weren’t told, you wouldn’t know that this is Lerato Mokoka’s first time on the small screen. She is that good. Taking on the role of Tshiamo in Gomora, the talented young actress has truly made her mark as the granddaughter of Mam’ Santo.

Expectations are high regarding what else Lerato will bring on board as she continues exploring her potential in the entertainment industry. Lerato currently lives in Pretoria, Gauteng. She loves taking pictures for the gram and having a fun-filled life in general. As far as we know, she is dating anyone yet.

11. Khaya Mthembu

  • Role: Sbonga Madida
  • Age: 35 years old
  • Cast Type: Main
  • Number of Episodes: Seasons 1-3
  • Others: Best known for his role as Skroef in uSkroef noSexy

Khaya Mthembu plays Sbonga Madida in Gomora. He is the husband of Pretty (played by Siyasanga Papu). Khaya’s character is the voice of reason in an otherwise chaotic setting, and the actor does justice to his role beautifully. He is one character viewers are just happy to see mediate and bring. Khaya Mthembu has a beautiful girlfriend, whom he happily flaunts all over social media.

12. Velile Makhoba

  • Role: Gugulethu Ndaba
  • Age: 21 years old
  • Cast Type: Main
  • Number of Episodes: Seasons 1-3

Velile Makhoba plays Gugu. The young actress is indeed a gem as she captures the picture of a troubled teenager quite vividly. Her excellent acting skill has opened up more opportunities for talented actress. She is currently also a cast in the new e.tv series Black Box.

Velile is a traditional professional dancer specializing in African dance. Her love for dance has taken her worldwide, and she has won awards and hearts with lovely performances. She dreams of owning a dance production company aimed at teaching young people to dance as a form of expressing art.

13. Nandipha Khubone

  • Role: Sibongile Bhuthelezi
  • Age: 22 years old
  • Cast Type: Main
  • Number of Episodes: Seasons 1-3

Nandipha Khubone plays the role of high school learner Sibongile on Gomora. Her acting as a spoilt teenager caught at the crossroads of life is very impressive. Most young girls might probably relate to her struggles as not only does she perform exceptionally, her character Sibongile is well written.

Nandipha has confessed that sometimes she finds it difficult to separate her off-screen self from her on-screen character. She has even broken down after some of her scenes. As a rising actress, this experience is undoubtedly a learning curve for her, and she would become stronger.

14. Leera Mthethwa

  • Role:  Miss Jackie Hlungoane
  • Age: 31 years old
  • Cast Type: Supporting
  • Number of Episodes: Seasons 1-3

Leera Mthethwa plays Mrs. Jackie, a no-nonsense teacher from Pretoria. With a life spent under the spotlight, Leera’s transition to the small screen came easy. She is a natural on-screen, and viewers enjoy every bit of her performance.

Aside from her acting gig,  Leera is also a T.V Presenter, a professional MC, a voice artist, and a model, working under Alushi models. Busy as she is, the proud mother always has spare time for her two beautiful children, whom she never misses a chance to flaunt all over her social media.

15. Thulani Mtsweni

  • Role:  Bongani
  • Age: 54 years old
  • Cast Type: Supporting
  • Number of Episodes: Seasons 1-3
  • Others: starred in Isidingo, Isibaya, and iNumber Number

Thulani Mtsweni plays Bongani in the show. His on-screen persona is like his off-screen self; easy-going but definitely up for any challenges. Playing Bongani must come naturally to this lovely actor who has been making waves with his admirable personality.

His previous screen appearances on other soapies have cemented the general view of Thulani as a must-watch actor. Aside from his acting gig, ‘Kaka,’ as he is fondly called, enjoys sports and engaging with his fans. He is also a father. He has a young son Sanele Ngcebo Mnguni whom he co-parents with the boy’s mother.

16. Ntandazo Mndayi

  • Role: Stompie
  • Age: 41 years old
  • Cast Type: Supporting
  • Number of Episodes: Seasons 1-3
  • Others: Had a stint in Generations: The Legacy

Ntandazo Mndayi portrays the character Stompie on Gomora. His flawless delivery of the thuggish character of Stompie has captivated viewers. He is so good that you can’t help but ‘hate’ his character. Well, that is the mark of a talented actor. In fact, Ntandazo first came in as an extra before he was upgraded to a recurring cast member. I guess production didn’t want to lose out on a gem.

Ntandazo is a graduate with a Diploma in Marketing Management. Before landing his current role in Gomora, he worked as a marketing manager and installer at Lobega Blinds and Trading PTY. The actor has a beautiful daughter, who he flaunts all over his social media handle.

17. Siyabonga Zubane

  • Role: Sdumo
  • Age: 23 years old
  • Cast Type: Supporting
  • Number of Episodes: Seasons 1-3

Siyabonga Zubane played the character of the car hijacker and criminal Sdumo. Siyabonga Zubane was a promising young actor dedicated to his craft, and his performance in the show is commendable. Unfortunately, Siyabonga Zubane passed away on 7 May 2022. The  23 years old was said to have committed suicide due to some personal challenges. He was buried on 15 May 2022.

18. Moshe Ndiki

  • Role: Andile Faku
  • Age: 35 years old
  • Cast Type: Supporting
  • Number of Episodes: Season 3
  • Others: TV personality

Moshe Ndiki joined the cast of Gomora in season 3 as the character Andile Faku, a teacher at Gomora High School. Moshe Ndiki couldn’t be happier to join the show as he is an avid viewer as well. He brings his passion for the show on screen with his brilliant acting as a dodgy teacher with gambling problems. Andile is the character to watch out for as he comes with his unique sense of humor.

19. Jessica Sithole

  • Role: Nolo Makinta
  • Age: 22 years old
  • Cast Type: Supporting
  • Number of Episodes: Season 3
  • Others: starred in The River

Jessica Sithole, who joined the cast of Gomora in season 3, plays the role of Nolo, Thathi’s right-hand woman. The fast-rising actress is slowly winning the heart of viewers with her captivating interpretation of Nolo. Jessica’s character comes in handy now that Thathi is going through a transformation. Nolo is certainly an interesting new character to spice up the show, and Jessica delivers in that department.

Jessica is a former beauty queen (Miss Glamorous Free State in 2017) and is currently a model. She is the brand ambassador for hair care brands Ruutos and Mud Studio Bloemfontein, a make-up services company.

20. Fezile Makhanya

  • Role: Nkosinathi Cele
  • Age: 38 years old
  • Cast Type: Main
  • Number of Episodes: Season 3
  • Others: TV personality,  an experienced rugby player

The character Principal Nkosinathi Cele joined the show in season 3 and is played by Fezile Makhanya. The new high school principal makes things interesting after the exit of Melusi. Fezile Makhanya is a renowned TV personality who can effortlessly bring his stage charisma on screen. His acting on Gomora is not disappointing at all.

Fezile Makhanya is also a speaker who has Mc’d a lot of events. He also runs a consultancy firm along with his wife, Nondyebo Dzingwa. The couple just had their son in October 2021, and our favorite presenter is enjoying his new role as a dad.

21. Aubrey Mmakola

  • Role: Duncan Leballo
  • Age: 42 years old
  • Cast Type: Supporting
  • Number of Episodes: Season 3
  • Others: starred in Skeem Saam

Aubrey Mmakola joined the cast of Gomora in season 3 as Duncan Leballo, Sibongile’s sugar daddy. Aubrey Mmakola isn’t a newbie on the soapie scene. His experience from featuring in numerous shows was evident in how expertly he acted out his character. Aubrey Mmakola is undoubtedly a great addition to spice up things after the exit of some of the main characters from season 2.

22. Tiisetso Thoka

  • Role: Mike Junior aka June-July
  • Age: 35 years old
  • Cast Type: Supporting
  • Number of Episodes: Season 3
  • Others: starred in The Herd, Isibaya

Tiisetso Thoka joined the cast of Gomora as Mike Junior. Mike Junior seems like the perfect character tailored to fit Tiisetso Thoka’s unique personality. Thoka is no stranger to playing characters like Mike Junior, as he has had experience with similar characters in previous projects. Once again, he completely nails this role.

Thoka is also playing a role as Mandla in the upcoming Netflix production, Justice Served. This time, he plays a good guy, a shift from his traditional bad guy roles. Thoka’s Instagram followers will attest to the fact that he is a fitness fanatic. He loves spending time in the Gym, and he has an amazing body to show for it.

23. Zolisa Xaluva

  • Role: Melusi Dlamini
  • Age: 41 years old
  • Cast Type: Main
  • Number of Episodes: Seasons 1-2
  • Others: starred in Generations

The character of Melusi was brought to life by Zolisa Xaluva. As a complex character that experienced a drastic change from season 1 to season 2, Zolisa successfully carried viewers along with his convincing acting skills. Melusi might not be a likable character, but he is a well-played character, and we have Zolisa Xaluva to thank for that.

Unfortunately, due to a tight schedule, Zolisa Xaluva left the cast of Gomora in season 2. However, there is still a possibility of him returning to the show seeing that his character isn’t dead yet. As of now, Zolisa Xaluva is working on a Netflix project. He is set to play a soccer star in the Netflix feature film.

24. Siyabonga Xaba

  • Role: Langa Dlamini
  • Age: 23 years old
  • Cast Type: Main
  • Number of Episodes: Seasons 1-2

Siyabonga Xaba plays the role of Langa, the firstborn son of Thathi. Siyabonga has been applauded for his performance on Gomora. Despite his young age, his performance was memorable, as he was able to depict the transformation of a teenager finding his way in the world.

His brilliant performance has opened new opportunities for the young actor to continue exploring his talent in new projects. Although fans hated to see him leave Gomora after his character was killed, there is no doubt we would be seeing him in new shows.

25. Israel Matseke-Zulu

  • Role: Don Buthelezi
  • Age: 49 years old
  • Cast Type: Main
  • Number of Episodes: Season 2

Israel Matseke-Zulu played the villainous role of Don as one of Gomora cast members in the TV series. Don is Teddy’s (played by Sicelo Buthelezi) biological father on the show. Israel Matseke-Zulu’s portrayal of a criminal mastermind left fans begging for more. As we all know, Israel is an ex-convict, and there is no doubt that he brought his experience into play in this role.

Unfortunately, Israel Matseke-Zulu had to exit the show due to ill health. He was diagnosed with gangrene, an illness that eventually led to a leg amputation. Fans, of course, hated to see one of their favorite characters leave the show, but we are happy that he is recovering now and hopefully will come back stronger in the future.

26. Pakamisa Zwedala

  • Role: Qhoqhoqho
  • Age: 39 years old
  • Cast Type: (Main/Supporting/Guest)
  • Number of Episodes: Seasons 2-3

Pakamisa Zwedala is in charge of bringing the brutal villain Qhoqhoqho to life. His excellent acting skills make Qhoqhoqho a force to reckon with. As a worthy opponent to Mam Sonto (played by Connie Chiume), he keeps the story interesting as he makes good at his threats and keeps his opponents and viewers on their toes. Pakamisa’s acting is so good that viewers actually ‘hate’ Qhoqhoqho.

Pakamisa Zwedala, although from a wealthy family, chose to be an entertainer, and it seems his investment is paying off. It paved the way for him in the competitive entertainment industry. After all, it looks like he made a good choice by choosing to be an actor as he has been winning big in his career. He debuted in the entertainment industry not long ago, but one can not tell he is a newcomer due to his excellent acting skills.

27. Ayanda Daweti

  • Role: Sizwe
  • Age: 32 years old
  • Cast Type: Supporting
  • Number of Episodes: Seasons 2-3
  • Others: starred in Scandal

Last on our list of Gomora cast members is Ayanda Daweti. He is someone you might know by his stage name Tuckshop Bafana.The musician cum actor is putting his acting skills on display in Gomora as the character Sizwe, the young and ambitious car wash owner dating Gugu. You can attest to his acting prowess if you have watched his performance in Scandal. This time around, he outperforms himself and is a delight to watch.

Ayanda Daweti enjoys success both on the work front and in his private life. In July 2022, Ayanda Daweti married his longtime girlfriend, Aaliyah, in a lavish ceremony at The Fortress Venue in Kempton Park. He is also into fashion and owns a clothing line.

There you have it; some of South Africa’s best actors and actresses keeping us entertained with their superb acting skills on the hit series Gomora. No wonder Gomora is making waves. Viewers can relate to the characters and their unique stories. The cast of Gomora has outdone themselves, and this show will go down in history as one of South Africa’s best shows ever.

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