The Queen actor Brutus ‘Themba Ndaba‘s age and net worth surprised his fans. Themba Ndaba is an award-winning actor who has been gracing our screens for decades. He has the talent and the academic qualifications to accompany his creativity. Ndaba is famous as South Africa’s favourite uncle (Malume) in his role as Brutus Khoza in the telenovela The Queen.
The character of Brutus carries the show on his shoulders and is undoubtedly why The Queen has a huge following. Testament to his acting prowess, The Queen fans threatened to stop watching the show after a rumour that Brutus was leaving the cast.
Themba Ndaba’s age and net worth
The celebrated actor was born on the 14th of February 1965 in Soweto. He is a ghetto boy who changed his story when he hit the jackpot in the acting industry. At a young age, his family relocated to Swaziland, where his Anglican missionary parents (Reverend TJ Ndaba) were ministering during the armed struggle in Apartheid South Africa.
Themba Ndaba studied his matric at St Mark’s High School in Swaziland and later moved to Zimbabwe for his tertiary education. He graduated with a Higher National Diploma in Business Studies with a distinction in Economics and Statistics from Harare Polytechnic in 1988. Before graduating, Ndaba worked as a Banker in Harare for a short time.
His road to fame was not rosy, but he worked hard to be famous today. The star developed his craze in arts when he lectured English at Sibikwa Drama School, Daveyton, and started portraying roles in theatre plays. The actor has managed to cap his career with accolades such as the precious Golden Horn Award.
Themba Ndaba’s extraordinary acting skills have made him one of the most paid actors in Mzansi. For his Brutus character on The Queen, the showrunners are rewarding him a whopping R90 000 per month. Besides acting, Themba Ndaba is a managing creative director at Visual Republic Media Creative agency. As of 2022, he has a net worth of R50 million, mainly from his acting career and directorial achievements.
With his fame and unmatched flair, he managed to secure ambassadorial deals from big companies in South Africa. Ndaba is a brand ambassador for Mercedes Benz South Africa.