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SA based Zimbabwean actor impresses fans with academic qualifications

Themba Ntuli, a Zimbabwean actor who once appeared on Rhythm City, is widely regarded as one of the most popular performers and comedians in South Africa, primarily due to his diminutive stature and easygoing demeanor.

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Ntuli has the appearance of a normal boy of 12 years old despite the fact that he will turn 31 this year and is 120 centimeters tall. He has always had this problem because he was born with a growth defect.

Despite this, his enormous talent has helped him become one of the most recognizable figures on South African television.

Early years and educational experiences

Thembalethu Brian Ntuli’s parents, Kenneth and Nokuthula Nthuli, brought him into the world on March 7, 1991, in Zimbabwe. He spent his childhood alongside his older siblings, Zathemba and Msizi.

At a young age, though, he followed his family when they moved to Ekhuruleni, which is located in the East Rand of South Africa.

Themba relates that due of his short stature, he was frequently the target of cruel treatment from his classmates when he was a child.

He got his start in the eighth grade with the school play, and he hasn’t been able to shake the acting bug since. Themba came to the conclusion that he could make a living out of acting once he became aware of the enthusiasm and curiosity he felt toward the profession.

Themba enrolled at the AFDA Film Academy immediately following the completion of his matriculation examination and went on to get a Bachelor of Arts degree with a concentration in Directing, Writing, Television Production, and Production.

Career in the Theatre

His big break came when he was cast in the television series Rhythm City as a young car guard named Pule. Pule was adopted by Suffocate Ndlovu, who was portrayed by Mduduzi Mabaso. His role was a breakthrough for him as an actor.

In 2011, he worked at Bomb Shelter Productions as the script supervisor and received the opportunity to direct Hoek-Line, which was his first movie. When it was finally published in 2012, he devoted it to his late father, who had gone away the year before.

In the latter part of that year, Ntuli began working as an editor and cinematographer for Vusmo Media. At the Mpumalanga Film Festival, the short film he created, Njengo Thando, was awarded three gongs for various categories.

Since making his acting debut, Ntuli has appeared in a wide variety of television programs, including Kanye Kanye, Soul Buddyz, Mampara, Meerkat Maantuig, Ntunjambili, The Last Face, Young Leonardo, Rhythm City, Frank and Fearless, Poppie Nongena, and a lot of more shows.

In the film directed by Leon Schuster and titled Frank & Fearless, which was released in 2018, he played the character of Fearless. Their mission was to abduct the ambassador of a south-east Asian nation in order to put a halt to the trade in rhino horns.

Temba Ntuli weds.

Themba Ntuli, an actor and comedian based in South Africa who is originally from Zimbabwe, tied the knot with the woman he has loved for a long time over the weekend.

On various social media platforms, pictures of the happy couple on their special day have gone viral.

On various social media platforms, pictures of the happy couple on their special day have gone viral.

On various social media platforms, pictures of the happy couple on their special day have gone viral.

Ntuli rose to prominence thanks to his performance on Rhythm City as the youthful car guard Pule.

The Zimbabwean Exemption Permits have been renewed for an additional six months thanks to Aaron Motsoaledi, the Minister of Home Affairs.

At the close of the year, the Zimbabwean Exemption Permits were scheduled to become invalid.

Home Affairs made the announcement late on Friday night through a statement that it had extended the ZEP from the 31st of December, 2022 until the 30th of June, 2023.

The Department of Home Affairs has appointed the Departmental Advisory Committee, which will be directed by Dr. Cassius Lubisi, in order to evaluate the visa applications that have been submitted by impacted Zimbabwean nationals, according to a spokesman for the department named Siya Qoza.

In addition to this, it obtained legal counsel in order to prepare for the possibility of legal challenges to the decision not to prolong the exemptions that had been granted to Zimbabwean nationals.

“Dr. Lubisi provided the Minister of Home Affairs with an update, which was received by the Minister. According to the report, the DAC has held multiple meetings in order to carry out the responsibilities outlined in its mandate. The DAC’s most recent meeting took place on September 1, 2022, and lasted the entire day.

“The DAC recommended to the Minister that in view of the progress that has been made thus far, it will be prudent for the Minister to consider extending the period within which the affected Zimbabwean nationals will have the opportunity to apply for visas and / or waivers by an additional six months. This recommendation was made in light of the fact that the DAC believes that it will be prudent for the Minister to consider this extension in light of the progress that has been made thus far.

According to Qoza, “the Minister has carefully evaluated the request and agreed to prolong the time by an additional six months, that is, 31 December 2022 to 30 June 2023,” which is the same as extending the duration by an additional six months.

Home Affairs announced that it will also be extending the ZEP for an additional six months, citing the fact that very few Zimbabwean people had filed for visas up until this point.

“The Minister is committed to providing the affected Zimbabwean citizens with another opportunity to apply for one or more visas and / or waivers that are provided for in the Immigration Act.”

According to Qoza, “The Directive that contains the decision of the Minister would be sent to the Zimbabwean Ambassador in South Africa through diplomatic channels.”

Home Affairs has issued a call to action to concerned Zimbabwean nationals, urging them to take advantage of the six-month window of opportunity to submit their applications, rather than waiting until the last possible minute as is currently the case.

“The Minister will not provide any further extensions,” Qoza stated. “There will be no more extensions.”

According to a story from the previous month’s issue of the IOL, the Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Trade of Zimbabwe, Frederick Shava, is ready to welcome back Zimbabwean residents who have been living in South Africa as a result of the ZEP.

At the conclusion of this year, the ZEP will no longer be in effect. Shava made these opening remarks as he co-chaired the mid-term review of the Bi-National Commission (BNC) with Naledi Pandor, the Minister of International Relations and Cooperation. “Its expiration is naturally causing much anxiety to the holders of this permit,” Shava said in his opening remarks.

“The implementation of this decision requires close collaboration between both of our governments. “We are prepared to welcome our citizens back to their homeland,” he stated.

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