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Zwai Mgijima

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Zwai Mgijima

Height:

1,8m

Hair:

Black

Eyes:

Brown

Languages:

IsiXhosa, IsiZulu, English

Additional Talents:

Awards

Bio:

Zwai Mgijima is a South African theatre practitioner and Actor who began his career in 1990 under the guidance of the acclaimed actor Winston Ntshona.  In 1995 he acted in Waiting for Godot, in the same year Zwai travelled to Edinburgh in Scotland with the play called Ubuntu which won the best group. During the Salters Cup Festival in Port Elizabeth he won ‘Most promising Director’ and later went on to work for CAPAB as an actor in Shakespeare's plays for High Schools in and around Port Elizabeth.

His acting career continued with the Win Win Group also as a Creative Writer and Assistant Director in Industrial Theatre in Johannesburg. From there Zwai worked for the Western District Council as a Development Officer until horrific car accident left him incapacitated in 1999. After along recovery, he returned to Johannesburg in 2000 to continue to work in Industrial Theatre. Having gained back his confidence and with creativity pouring from him, he began writing and directing ‘Ghetto Goats’ that was premiered in London’s Young Vic in 2002 and toured England with the production and running workshops in universities and theatre schools.

Zwai Mgijima has won numerous awards for the best script, best director of ‘It’s Not Me’ for One Act Drama Festival at the PE Opera House. Zwai also won the Audience winner in Pansa’s regional stage dreading in Johannesburg for Veil. 

He then started to be interested in television where he got an opportunity to be part of Telanovelas such as Isibaya on MzansiMagic, acting alongside some of the lead actors, then he joined Imbewu-The Seed on ETV as a Uncle Nyawuza and Lingashoni on 1Magic playing the character of Dennis.

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Bio:

Zwai Mgijima is a South African theatre practitioner and Actor who began his career in 1990 under the guidance of the acclaimed actor Winston Ntshona.  In 1995 he acted in Waiting for Godot, in the same year Zwai travelled to Edinburgh in Scotland with the play called Ubuntu which won the best group. During the Salters Cup Festival in Port Elizabeth he won ‘Most promising Director’ and later went on to work for CAPAB as an actor in Shakespeare's plays for High Schools in and around Port Elizabeth.

His acting career continued with the Win Win Group also as a Creative Writer and Assistant Director in Industrial Theatre in Johannesburg. From there Zwai worked for the Western District Council as a Development Officer until horrific car accident left him incapacitated in 1999. After along recovery, he returned to Johannesburg in 2000 to continue to work in Industrial Theatre. Having gained back his confidence and with creativity pouring from him, he began writing and directing ‘Ghetto Goats’ that was premiered in London’s Young Vic in 2002 and toured England with the production and running workshops in universities and theatre schools.

Zwai Mgijima has won numerous awards for the best script, best director of ‘It’s Not Me’ for One Act Drama Festival at the PE Opera House. Zwai also won the Audience winner in Pansa’s regional stage dreading in Johannesburg for Veil. 

He then started to be interested in television where he got an opportunity to be part of Telanovelas such as Isibaya on MzansiMagic, acting alongside some of the lead actors, then he joined Imbewu-The Seed on ETV as a Uncle Nyawuza and Lingashoni on 1Magic playing the character of Dennis.

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