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Celebrating his 53rd birthday, one of Mzansi’s most celebrated actors Menzi Ngubane thought of the underprivileged!
He spent the day last week Tuesday together with his Refilwe Entertainment family, the company that currently represents him, at Ethembeni Home in Doornfontein, Jo’burg.
Having bought goodies for more than 100 kids, and some groceries, he celebrated the day in style.
Being known from Mzansi’s popular soapie, Generations, where he acted as Sibusiso Dlomo for 11 years, and from other performances in Ashes to Ashes and Isibaya where he performed as Judas, among others, where his roles are usually of ruthlessness, and yet, there is a kind-hearted man behind those roles.
According to his Instagram post the day after his birthday, Menzi mentioned that it was a beautiful day spent with the abandoned kids and declared their future bright.
He has also thought of society by starting a foundation which focuses on the training and skills development of those from disadvantaged backgrounds.
The Menzi Ngubane Foundation, which opened its doors early this year, provides resources to help ensure these individuals achieve their objectives.
The Foundation’s main core objective is to create awareness and educate people about the importance of donating kidneys should one be a suitable candidate and save a life.
The foundation, most importantly mobilizes various African communities to work together against chronic kidney diseases and create a healthy continent.
“I also focuses on training those who wish to tap into the world of media,” he added.
This he does by offering various media traninings, from script reading and directive screen works among other activities.
Besides acting, Menzi is a motivational speaker, voiceover artist, activist, fitness and health coach.
According to Ngubane, he has managed to stay in the industry by not seeing himself better than anyone that he shares the spotlight with.
‘Whether young or old, I respect all and have always remained humbled,” he said.
Nguvane added that amongst it all, his supportive wife, kids and prayer has kept him going and flitting in the spotlight.
Ngubane doesn’t tolerate domestic violence and child and women abuse at all.
“I hate it when a man beats a woman or abuses children. I also don’t tolerate lies and disrespect,” he concluded.
Ngubane’s acting career was showcased in 1987 in South Africa’s TV series Kwakala Nyonini 1, from there he has become unstoppable.