In pictures: A look at Mduduzi Mabaso ‘Suffocate’ from Rhythm City’s business empire.
The actor has been in the industry since 1992. He is one of the few actors who have been able to keep up with the changes in the industry and change as technology changes.
Mduduzi was first featured in a theatre production called Divide and Rule in the year 1992. In 2021 he featured in the theatre production of Tshaka Zulu. His first acting debut was made when he landed a role in the movie Hotel Rwanda in 2004. He had more supporting roles in Heartlines, Catch a Fire and Blood diamond.
When Rhythm City premiered in 2007, he was invited to play the role of Suffocate Ndlovu. The character is a business mogul who is a rival to David Genaro, and he is also a family man. He held the role till the soapie ended this year in July. Suffocate is a character that he will not get rid of quickly, as some fans address him as Suffocate in real life.
In real life, this actor is a family man. He is married to Fatima Metsileng, an actress. The two met on Zone 14 in 2007; they got married a few years later. Together they have two children. Mduduzi has two other children from his previous marriage, which makes the total number of his children four. His wife, a designer and a stylist has turned him into a fashionista—Mduduzi models his wife’s clothes.
In pictures: A look at Mduduzi Mabaso ‘Suffocate’ from Rhythm City’s business empire
Together they have built a flourishing empire. Their Instagram followers are witnesses of how much they support each other. They move around in luxurious cars, and their home is a homely place for their kids. With both of them running very successful careers on their own and supporting each other’s hustle, they easily make the list as one of South Africa’s power couples. At one point, Mduduzi stopped believing in love after his divorce from his first wife.
Currently, the veteran actor is growing his experience with a new role in Diepcity, which he was handed after Rhythm City stopped airing.