E-SA Profile: Life & bio of Mpho Sebeng, the shining star in SA’s Netflix special ‘Savage Beauty’

He grew up on television. He loves his job, even after making a decision to study politics, his love for the arts just wouldn’t die. Mpho Sebeng is a South African actor best known for his television roles as Siso Ledwaba in Zero Tolerance (2001-2006) and as Slay in Soul Buddyz, in 2011.

Mpho recently starred in Netflix’s series Savage Beauty, which premiered last week on the international streaming platform, and it has been receiving heaps of praises on social media.

Mpho was born in Soweto and raised in Witpoortie, Randburg. He is the eldest in the family and attended West Ridge High, matriculating in 2011.

When he was 12 yrs old, his mother’s friend spotted him in a school production and encouraged him to pursue acting. His major roles were in Justice for All, Zero Tolerance and Bay of Plenty.

He got into Soul Buddyz after auditioning for a part as gang leader Slay. He also played the role of Tsietsi Mashini in the movie Winnie, which aired in 2011. His favourite acting memory was meeting Jennifer Husdon on set in the movie.

His interests besides acting are script writing, photography and directing. Mpho has a passion for the arts and wants to play a role in the growth of the industry in South Africa.

In 2015 he had a starring role in the e.tv drama series Z’bondiwe as Lebo Ngcobo, a troubled, dark young man who is the younger brother of Axe and Jackson’s youngest son.

In 2016 he starred in the e.tv telenovela Ring of Lies as Neo, a bare-knuckle boxing champion who gets scouted by a well-known manager on the dusty streets of rural Limpopo.

Television Roles



Bay of Plenty – Season 1

Supporting Cast

Hush Money – Season 1

Mayihlome Dukashe

I Love South Africa – Season 2

Contestant – Himself

Rhythm City – Season 1


Ring of Lies – Season 1


Ring of Lies – Season 2


Saints and Sinners – Season 1

Nkosi Radebe

Savage Beauty – Season 1


Scandal! – Season 1


Soul Buddyz – Season 5


The Throne – Season 1


Z’bondiwe – Season 1

Lebo Ngcobo

Zero Tolerance – Season 1

Siso Ledwaba

Zero Tolerance – Season 2

Siso Ledwaba

Zero Tolerance – Season 3

Siso Ledwaba

Main Image: Briefly.co.za

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