Dumisani Dlamini is a South African actor currently playing the role of Dlakadla on the Showmax series The Wife. The Dlakadla character on The Wife is a taxi association chairman who replaced Baba Majola, assassinated by Nkosana Zulu(Mondli Makhoba). Dlakadla, installed by the Zulu family to lead the association in exchange for route favours, faces a daunting task as the Majola brothers bribe their way back to influence the association. The Majola brothers of Gwaza (Siyabonga Shibe) and Geja (Ntando Mncube) dug deeper into Dlakadla’s past and unearthed crimes he committed before changing his name to start a new life. Past secrets place Dlakadla in a difficult position to lead and expose him to blackmail and arm twisting.
The fate of Dlakadla on The Wife
Holding the most coveted position in the taxi business exposes Dlakadla to infighting and compromised decisions. Like any other taxi boss in South Africa, and dribbling of powerful and dangerous camps, Dlakadla will be eliminated by shooting, angry and impulsive Zulu boys will erase him from the picture.
In real life, fifty-seven-year-old Dumisani Dlamini is a business owner; he is the father to American pop star Doja Cat whose real name is Amala Ratna Zandile Dlamini. Despite playing seemingly brave roles on screen, Dumisani is a broken man; in his previous life, Dlamini lived in the United States of America, where he fathered two children he has never seen to date. Thoughts of his children and failure to make peace with them have wounded his heart, affecting his self-confidence.
Last year US pop musician Doja Cat hogged the headlines when she opened up to Whoopi Goldberg that she had never met her father, Dumisani Dlamini. Doja told Whoopi that her father played alongside the veteran actress in Sarafina. The legendary actress emphasized that despite failing to connect with his family, Dumisani is a good man. Dumisani confirmed that he tried to contact his daughter but was barred by her management.
Over his acting career, Dumisani Dlamini played in various films, including the 1992 movie Safarina where he played Crocodile, Chester on Yizo Yizo and Mbodla on Mzansi magic telenovela Isibaya.
Dumisani Dlamini cars and business
Having spent the more significant part of his life in the USA, Dumisani was exposed to many business ideas; on his return to South Africa, he invested in Real Estate and Migration services. Through his business and acting career, he is valued at R16.7 million; he owns the top of range cars, including sports cars.