Fezile Tiisetso Thoka (born June 16, 1987; Age: 36 years old) is a South African actor, scriptwriter, editor, and TV personality best known for playing the role of June July in Gomora, the popular telenovela.
Thoka earned his career breakthrough as Dingane in Mzansi Magic supernatural drama series, The Herd. The actor’s popularity grew tremendously after he was cast as Mike Junior on the TV series Gomora. He is also a brand ambassador for numerous brands in the country, including Vodacom and Lotto Sport.
Tiisetso Thoka is 36 Years Old
Tiisetso Thoka was born in Ga-Mphahlele, Limpopo on the 16th of June 1986. He is currently 54 years old. Tiisetso is the son of Bennett Thoka, a part-time teacher who also played for Moroka Swallows FC.
There is no available information about the actor’s mother and his parents’ whereabouts. While growing up, Thoka’s parents used to travel a lot for work, so he had to live with his aunt.
The actor had his elementary studies in Ga-Mphahlele, after which he moved to Johannesburg to live with his grandmother in Johannesburg. The names of the high school and university the Isibaya actor attended are not public knowledge.
However, Tiisetso studied law at the university. He decided to study law to please his parents, who wanted him to make them proud by getting a qualification.
What Role did Tiisetso Thoka Play in Gomora?
Thoka plays the role of Mike “June July” Junior on the South African television series Gomora. His character is a gangster on a mission to avenge his father’s (Mike Snr.) death. His father once had a romantic affair with MamSonto, and their relationship faced the test of time, resulting in Mike’s death.
His death impacted his family as they struggled to make ends meet since their breadwinner was no longer alive. The younger Mike grew up into a bitter man, and promised himself that he would avenge the painful death of his father.
He would kidnap Sonto’s granddaughters and also hijack her car. In the long run, however, he fell in love with MamSonto’s daughter, Thati. His connection with Thati led to him backpedaling on his mission to avenge his father’s death. It was love at first sight.
As June July was trying to explore his friendship with Thati, his boss, Qhoqhoqh, reminded him that he had to kill Thati in two weeks. Obviously blinded by love, June July chose to kill his boss Qhoqhoqho and save his newly found love, Thati.
The Gomora Actor Started His Career at a Young Age in Mpumalanga
Thoka knew at a young age, precisely at the age of 12, that he was born to act. Immediately after his primary school education, he moved to Johannesburg to live with his beloved grandmother, who used to work for a white family.
Living in Johannesburg with his grandmother helped the Limpopo native attend several auditions and also boost his acting career the more. He would subsequently take up acting classes at Market Theatre to hone his acting skills.
Tiiseto eventually started his acting journey while living with his aunt in Mpumalanga. He enrolled at a theatre school, where he was opportune to meet some of the cast of Yizo Yizo when they visited the art school in the year 2001.
After graduating from the theatre school, the Gomora screen star began working as a YOTV presenter. His stellar performance led to TV producers reaching out to him for acting gigs. He began his professional acting career as a guest star in a couple of local television series like Gold Diggers, eKasi: Our Stories, Task Force, Snake Park, and Skeem Saam.
Thoka’s role as Dingane in Mzansi Magic supernatural drama series Herd boosted his then-growing career and also earned him a breakthrough in the industry. Since then, he has remained relevant among his peers, mostly featuring as a bad guy in his TV works.
The actor hasn’t shared how he won his role as Mike Jnr in Gomora. However, he joined the thriller in its second season and continued in his role in season 3 of the show. In the course of his career, the actor has starred alongside notable names in the industry, including the legendary Pakamisa Zwedala who plays the role of Qhoqhoqho in Gomora.
When the Limpopo native is not acting in TV productions, he is either at the gym or working behind the scenes as a scriptwriter and junior editor for Gomora. Besides acting, he is a fitness enthusiast who has been very active in the fitness world from a young age. He took part in various sports in school.
List of Tiiseto Thoka’s Movies and TV Shows
- eKasi: Our Stories – Season 5
- Lesego (as Tisetso Thoka)
- Gold Diggers – Season 2 as Stinna
- Gomora – Season 2 & 3 as Mike Jnr
- Imposter – Season 2 as Paballo
- Isibaya – Season 8 as Mickey
- Isithembiso – Season 1 & 2 as Ali
- Justice Served – Season 1 as Sphiwe Ndou
- Nkululeko – Season 1 as Mandla
- Rhythm City – Season 1 as Siya
- Skeem Saam – Season 4 as Politician’s Son
- Skeem Saam – Season 8, 9, 10, & 11 as DJ Thomas
- Snake Park – Season 2 Freedom (as Tiisetso Thaka)
- Task Force – Season 1 IT Specialist (as Thoka Tiisetso)
- The Herd – Season 1 & 2 as Dingane
- The Queen – Season 7 as Ayihlome Jam
Is The Gomora Actor Married?
Tiiseto is a father, however, it is not publicly known if he is married to the mother of his baby. Furthermore, there is no information about the woman who made him a father, including her name, background, social media handles, and current whereabouts.
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— Tiisetso Thoka (@Tiisetso_Thoka) October 23, 2022
Also, the birth details of their child are not known publicly. There is no record of his past relationships with women, nor has any woman been linked to him. The actor is active across major social platforms such as Twitter (@tiiseto_Thoka), Facebook, and Instagram (tiisetso_thoka), where he is followed by thousands of people.