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Mbuso: Khanyisani Kheswa’s Journey from Durban to Stardom

Exploring the Rise of Khanyisani Kheswa, aka Mbuso, on Isitha The Enemy

South African actor Khanyisani Kheswa, renowned as Mbuso in Isitha The Enemy, is masterfully portraying his character as a prince. His fame, however, extends beyond Isitha The Enemy, with a standout role as Mzi, the protagonist in the Mzansi Magic drama series, Vula Vala.

Early Years and Education

Khanyisani Kheswa was born on April 11, 1992, in Durban, South Africa. As of 2023, he is approaching his 31st birthday. His academic journey began at J.L. Dube High School, where he graduated in 2011. Subsequently, he pursued higher education at the Creative Arts College, culminating in his degree in 2015. A Durban native, Kheswa’s formative years significantly shaped his trajectory.

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Theatrical Debut and Television Ventures

Since his graduation, Kheswa has been an active participant in Durban’s vibrant theatre scene. His foray into television commenced with a guest role in an episode of the SABC1 docu-drama reality series, Now or Never, broadcast on March 27, 2017 (Season 5, Episode 8).

In the following month, Kheswa co-starred in the Mzansi Original TV Movie, Ntwana Yam, aired on Mzansi Magic. The narrative revolves around four friends entangled in a web of trouble after finding a gun. The movie premiered on Saturday, April 8, 2017.

Pinnacle of Success: “Vula Vala”

A turning point in Kheswa’s career was securing the lead role in the Mzansi Magic soccer drama, Vula Vala. Portraying Mzi, a young soccer player embarking on a journey from Ladysmith to Johannesburg in pursuit of a better life, Kheswa’s performance garnered acclaim.

His outstanding portrayal earned him the title of Best Newcomer in Television at the 2022 Simon Mabhunu Sabela Awards. “Vula Vala” not only transformed his professional life but also resonated with Kheswa on a personal level.

Personal Connection to “Vula Vala”

Kheswa revealed a profound connection to his character, citing parallels between Mzi’s journey and his own experiences. Reflecting on this, he shared, “In 2016, I decided to go to Johannesburg to find greener pastures, much like how Mzi went to Joburg with his uncle to pursue a football career. We related like that; coming from that background and striving to make it in life in another province.”

Triumph and Recognition

The accolade of Best Newcomer in Television held significant meaning for Kheswa. He expressed his joy, stating, “I was thrilled by the recognition. The nomination itself was a surprise. A friend of mine always told me to give my best because ‘you will never know who is watching,’ and this award was evidence of that.”

In conclusion, Khanyisani Kheswa’s journey from Durban to the limelight showcases not only his acting prowess but also the resonance of his personal experiences with his on-screen characters. As Mbuso in Isitha The Enemy and Mzi in Vula Vala, Kheswa continues to captivate audiences with his compelling performances, leaving an indelible mark on the South African entertainment landscape.

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