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List of straight SA actors who nailed their Gay roles on TV Drama series

No doubt we can all agree that Mzansi has vast talents when it comes to acting. We can all agree that of late seasoned actors have become global stars due to their craft.

Well, Mzansi is blessed with a lot of talented people as these include actors who can take on any character and make it work. This includes actors who can act out gay characters so well that you end up thinking that they are actually gay in real life. Let’s take a look at these South African actors who have acted out gay characters but are actually straight in real life.

Warren Masemola

Warren Masemola is one of the most talented actors in South Africa. He’s been on so many television shows and movies, which shows that he’s able to take on any character and make it come to life. This also includes the gay character which he played on SABC 1’s Ses’Top La. He was the gay friend to one of the main characters on the show and he played out the character really well.

Warren Masemola

But in real life, it turns out that Warren Masemola is actually straight and he even has a wife. He’s married to Kguagelo Masemola and they both got married way back in 2017 which makes this year the 5th year while they are still together.

Themba Ndaba

Themba Ndaba is another talented actor who’s has been on our TV screens for a really long time now. He’s however mainly known for his role on Mzansi Magic’s The Queen as Brutus Khoza. But it appears that Themba has played other characters in the past which a lot of people might be shocked when they find out about them.

Themba Ndaba

The specific character I’m referring to here is the one he played on an old SABC 1 sitcom where he played a very flamboyant gay character. This was actually very bold of Themba as gay people were not as accepted as they are right now.

However, even though Themba kind of represented the gay community, in real life he’s very much straight as he was once married to actress, Sophie Lichaba and even had a child together. As of right now, Themba is married to Josey Ndaba and they even have a child together.

Sello Maake Ka-Ncube

Sello has acted in a lot of shows such as SABC 1’s Generations as Archie Moroka, ETV’s Scandal as Lucas Nyathi and most recently as Kgosi on Mzansi Magic’s The Queen. The two characters that he first played he played as Straight man but the most recent one is on The Queen, Sello played a gay character.

Sello Maake KaNcube

No doubt many people didn’t like him playing that character as they were already used to him playing a straight man. However, Sello understood what he had to do and he played out the character as best as he could.

However, Sello might have actually played out that character really well as he’s apparently set to make a return to show playing the character of Kgosi once again. Even though he plays the character really well, Sello is however straight in real life.


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Hundreds of members gather outside Church in disbelief over Prophet TB Joshua's death

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