Bonko Khoza: Hlomu The Wife actor Mqhele’s age gets South Africa talking
Raising actor Bonko Khoza is famous for playing the role of Mqhele Zulu on The Wife, a Showmax series inspired by the Hlomu book series written by Dudu Busani-Dube.
On The Wife, Mqhele character is the second born of the eight notorious Zulu brothers who are into crime and the taxi business. The capable hands of Nkosana lead the Zulu family – the role played by Mondli Makhoba.
Mqhele fell in love with Hlomu – Mbalenhle Mavimbela at the tax rank and pursued her; he tried to convince her by buying ice cream. He was not the first Zulu brother to see and fall in love with Hlomu, his younger brother Qhawe –the role played by Kwenzo Ngcobo, had earlier met her during an accident the morning before she met Mqhele. Qhawe was given Hlomu’s phone number; that’s all he managed to get from her as his elder brother walked away with her heart.
Hlomu and Mqhele a match made in heaven
Hlomu fell in love with Mqhele while fighting for attention from her boyfriend Sandile – the role played by Kay Sibiya. Sandile concentrated on his medical career and forgot to attend to Hlomu’s needs. His weakness gave persistent Mqhele an opportunity in Hlomu’s heart; the two make out in Sandile’s apartment while he was freshening up.
Mqhele age in real life
As the Showmax series Hlomu- The wife broke all streaming records, Mqhele caught the attention of fans and questions were raised concerning his real-life story. Bonko Cosmo Khoza was born in 1991 and raised in Johannesburg; he is married to childhood friend Lesego Khoza and wedded in a colourful ceremony on 13 March 2021.
The Wife fans were surprised about how much responsibility was placed on younger and inexperienced Bonko Khoza, who didn’t disappoint and excelled in the Mqhele role.
Bonko Khoza discovered his love for drama and live performance at a tender age; in primary school, he played in a school production as “Captain Hook” and scored regional drama awards for the role. He holds a Diploma in Performance and Theatre from The Market Theatre Laboratory.