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Durban Gen actress Dr. Mbali now a sangoma in real life

Nelisiwe Sibiya, who plays Dr. Mbali on the Durban Gen show, considering becoming a Sangoma in real life.

What a perfect example of how art imitates life….

It appears that the actress Nelisiwe Sibiya from Durban Gen is going to have a real-life relationship with sangoma.

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Nelisiwe Sibiya, who plays the character of a sangoma and medical doctor on Durban Gen as Dr. Mbali Mthethwa, is mulling over whether or not she should become a sangoma in real life.

The actress disclosed during an interview with the Daily Sun about her ancestry that she has not yet made a decision regarding whether or not she should follow in the footsteps of her ancestors and become a sangoma.

The actress revealed that her own mother was raised in a sangoma household but later converted to Christianity after completing her training and becoming a sangoma.
She asserts that because her mother disregarded her ancestral calling, she is now the one who is forced to pay the price for it.

My mother decided to become a sangoma, so she went to school for it. She received her diploma, but she then gave it all up and became a Christian. “Right now, I’m experiencing the consequences,” Nelisiwe added.

Durban Gen actress Dr. Mbali now a sangoma in real life

Nelisiwe shared her thoughts regarding her current character role by stating that the plot of her story is quite close to her heart because it mirrors her own life in some ways.

“Because it brought to mind the world in which I find myself, this plot was really entertaining to me. Although it left me emotionally spent, mentally tired, and physically exhausted, I had a great time doing it. It has a profound effect on me on a personal level and enlightens me in a variety of ways, she said.

During this time, Nelisiwe left a mysterious message on her blog in which she made a passing reference to her ancestral calling.

Nelisiwe Sibiya, when speaking about her own ancestors, issued a warning that if her ancestors were capable of treating her harshly for not embracing her calling, then they would most likely treat her adversaries even more harshly.

“If my own Dlozi’s can nyisa me all these years for not embracing my calling, think what they can do to my enemies,” Nelisiwe said in her letter. “If they can nyisa me for not accepting my calling, imagine what they can do to my enemies.”

Find out here some interesting information about Mbali from the Durban General.

Nelisiwe Faith Sibiya, also known as Mbali Mthethwa from Durban, was born on September 13, 1992. Her full name is Nelisiwe Faith Sibiya. She is a performer from South Africa, both as a singer and an actress. She gained widespread recognition for her role as Durban Gen in the television show. She released a song called “Mama ka Bafana,” which was influenced by African music.

Sibiya was raised along with her mother and sister in Johannesburg, where she was born and raised. Her father was murdered right in front of her and her siblings when she was only eight years old. They moved out of the house where they had been staying with their aunt and uncle because both of them, along with her sister, had been the victims of sexual assault there. In January of 2015, she registered at Tshwane University of Technology to begin her studies in Musical Studies. In later years, she was awarded a scholarship that covered the last two years of her education. In 2016, shortly before her daughter’s graduation, her mother passed away.

Her mother comes from a long line of famous singers. Nelisiwe received assistance from her sister when she first started out in the music industry. After the demise of her sister, she decided to start singing in the high school choir. During her time with the choir, she was able to get training in choral singing as well as classical singing. Her first notable playback performance was the theme song “Mama Ka Bafana” for the prison television series Lockdown, which she performed in 2018. The following year, in 2020, she was extended an invitation to audition for the role of “Dr. Mbali Mthethwa,” the central figure in the televised medical drama series Durban Gen. Due to the quality of her performance, the Zikomo Awards conferred upon her the title of Best Actress in Africa in 2021.

Profit or loss

In spite of the fact that she is rapidly running out of money as her singing career comes to an end, the actress has found a new niche to fill in the industry. She has a substantial acting role on Durban Gen, thanks to which she brings in a significant income. Because of the success of her acting career and the sales of her music, her net worth is estimated to be 5.7 million Rand.


Because of the family’s limited resources, the actress’ mother was unable to afford to put her daughter through college. In order to minimise living expenses and maximise earnings from her singing concerts, the singer put in a lot of effort into her career. Nevertheless, how did they manage to get into that shack?

“When I was a child, I was subjected to many forms of maltreatment. When my mother and I were growing up, we lived with an aunt and her husband, who never made us feel like we were welcome in their home. When the abuse became sexual and her sister became a victim, it served as a wake-up call for them to end it.

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