Project Description

Roland Mqwebu was known as ‘Mkhize’ from Emzini Wezinsizwa and as ‘Ngomane’ from Shaka Zulu TV series.

Born in 1941 in Groutville Mission, Mqwebu attended school at Inchanga High School. In 1955, he had his first recording with Radio Zulu. He acted in a number of national TV multilingual such as Deliwe 1 & 2, Abaqaphi, By The River Side and Dingaka, and has acted in 32 international films. He was also the assistant director and acted in the TV series, Shaka Zulu.

Mqwebu starred in Emzini Wezinsizwa, a Zulu TV comedy and received an award from the Minister of Arts and Culture in recognition of his work. In August 2015, he died of renal failure, at age 74, at the eThekwini Heart Hospital.