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“Never give up on something you are passionate about. There is hope and light at the end of the tunnel, you just need to have faith and believe there is a GOD.”
Those are the words of the Durban University of Technology (DUT) Drama and Production studies alumnus, Ntando Mncube.

The vibrant actor has landed a huge role of playing businessman, Sibusiso Dlamini on’s new medical drama, Durban Gen, which is aired on Monday to Friday at 18h30.

Ntando MncubeMncube (34) originally from Ulundi, North of KwaZulu-Natal is ecstatic after joining this drama which premiered two weeks ago and forced him to relocate to Durban, closer to his other home in Newlands.

He said his family is happy and excited that they will now spend more time with him.

He revealed that out of his four brothers, he is pleased that he managed to inspire his two younger brothers to become actors.

“Thus far I have achieved some of my goals, in that I have inspired my two younger brothers to follow in my footsteps. Today both of them are successful in their acting careers. My two younger siblings are Wiseman Mncube who currently plays Sibonelo on Uzalo and Omega Mncube who is a final year Drama&Production studies student at DUT,” said Mncube.

Speaking about Sibusiso, his character on Durban Gen, Mncube said he is a successful businessman from Ngwelezane, a true Zulu charmer who loves life and likes to have a good time.

He assured viewers that they will fall in love with Sibusiso since he is funny, a reliable boyfriend and a dutiful son.

Apart from acting, Mncube said his other passion lies in cooking and he enjoys watching cooking shows.

He also revealed that he is a father of two beautiful daughters, and he loves discovering new things about God on a daily basis. Apparently, he got this job when he was going through a tough time in his life, therefore it brought the needed change in his life and brought him closer to God.

Mncube completed his National Diploma in Drama&Production studies in 2008, he has featured
in various TV series and advertisements. Prior to Durban Gen, he played Bhekile on Mzansi Magic’s drama, Ifalakhe.

“I have always loved acting since I was a kid. I enjoyed watching TV and saw myself acting out what I watched. Around grade 9 I had a dream that I was in an acting space and that my drama teacher at the time was very fond of me, admired the way that I acted out my monologues and poems. My love for acting became stronger, I received a lot of positive feedback, this is when I started to pursue my acting career,” said Mncube.
Furthermore, in the future he said he hopes to run a successful production company that will groom and provide opportunities to the youth interested in pursuing acting as a career.

He said he wants to change the people’s perception that there is no career or money in the acting industry.

Picture : DUT Drama alumnus, Ntando Mncube with some of the talented cast of Durban Gen

Pictured2: Ntando Mncube who plays Sibusiso Dlamini on’s Durban Gen.

Simangele Zuma

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