Chilli Bite: ‘Tshepang Mohlomi’ Khathide from Uzalo is older than he looks; real age revealed
Former child star and SAFTA Award winner actor Tshepang Mohlomi popularly known as Chilli Bite, plays the role of Khathide on Uzalo.
Tshepang Mohlomi playing Khathide on Uzalo
Khathide re-introduced on Uzalo as a familiar face, a prisoner whose family is known by MaMlambo (Gugu Gumede). MaMlambo had a brief conversation with Khathide, who revealed that he turned to crime to put food on the table; their conversation got interrupted by Detective Mondli, who dismissed her from prison cells.
Struggling to get on his feet and provide for himself after prison release, like a parasite, Khathide turns to MaMlambo for holy wash and food. MaMlambo desperately opened her house to the struggling ex-convict in a bid to take off crime life. Khathide’s life represents how South African prisoners are discriminated against and struggle to integrate into a society that created a “criminal record, no job rule”, making it hard for released prisoners to find jobs.
Out of desperation, he finds himself back in the criminal world; he becomes a distributor of a dangerous drug (red pill) that shakes the streets of KwaMashu. The Tuesday 14 December Teaser reveals that “Meanwhile Khathide floods the streets of KwaMashu with a new party drug.” The emergency and popularity of the red pill frustrate Detective Mondli, who gets determined to solve the problem from the root.
Khathide from Uzalo age
Tsephang Mohlomi, a former child star who debuted on Mzansi screens at a tender age, made his name after playing Chili Bite on Izulu lami, a South African film starring legendary actor Israel Matseke Zulu.
He won the Academy Award for Best Child Actor in 2012 and Best Supporting Actor at the South African Film and Television Awards 2011 edition.
Despite his stature and structure, which resembles a young teenage boy, the Uzalo actor Khathide is 27 years old. He was orphaned at a young age and fended for his younger brother through acting and music.