Son of a Bishop and Politician: The River actor Zweli ‘Hlomla Dandala’s father’s sources of income shock Mzansi

Hlomla Dandala and Mvume Dandala

The River actor Zweli ‘Hlomla Dandala‘ is the son of the former presidential chief of the Methodist church; his father’s sources of income have been revealed. On The River,  Hlomla Dandala portrays the character of  Zweli Dikana, a police commissioner who is married to a powerful mining mogul Lindiwe played by (Sindi Dlathu). His character is filled with thrills and drama; many love to hate Zweli.

Well, it came as a shocker that Zweli is the son of the great bishop and politician Mvume Dandala in real life. Although he plays villain roles on set, the actor was raised in a Christian home. Hlomla Dandala was born on 22 September 1974 in  Mdantsane, Eastern Cape, South Africa.

Hlomla Dandal
Hlomla Dandala: Image source @Instagram

Hlomla’s parents were highly educated and ensured their son had the best education. The star holds a Degree in Drama from Wits University; after graduating, he moved to Johannesburg for a career in entertainment. He is now an internationally acclaimed actor through his hard work and determination. The star has also been featured in several television roles and has a cabinet of awards as a testament to his skills.

Hlomla Dandala’s father’s sources of income stun Mzansi

Mvume Dandala is a former presiding bishop of the Methodist Church of Southern Africa and a former head of the All Africa Conference of Churches. He was the presidential candidate of the COPE in the 2009 South African general elections.

Although not widely known to the South African public, he has a solid reputation among the churches as a peacemaker and a passionate advocate for African social justice. He played a significant role in the Christianity religion, and the University of Transkei granted him an honorary doctorate in Philosophy.

Mvume Dandala
Mvume Dandala: Image source @Instagram

Political dimension

Dandala has been a churchman to the politically powerful and, for example, buried Walter Sisulu and Makgatho, the son of Nelson Mandela. It is not entirely accurate to say that he has no political experience. His church positions, as such politicians as Rev Frank Chikane and Bishop Stanley Mogoba can testify, have certainly had a political dimension.

Many of his published remarks have carried political import. He has protested against the evils of gambling. Mvume and his associate, Methodist church leaders, condemned the massive escalation of gambling opportunities through casinos, national lotteries, betting agencies and games of chance.




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