Linda Sebezo biography, age, family, arrest, house, background

Linda Sebezo (born 11 November 1964) is a prominent South African actress, singer, and dancer. Among her popular television roles is Koko in the SABC1 sitcom Gauteng Maboneng.

The veteran actress has also appeared in many television serials. She has entertained viewers in the country with her exceptional acting skills.

Profile

Linda Sebezo biography
NameLinda Sebezo
Born11 November 1964
GenderFemale
NationalitySouth African
ChildrenThandi (daughter) and Fezile (son)
ProfessionActress, singer, dancer
Active years1980-date
RaceBlack

Background

She was born on 11 November 1964 and is sometimes credited as Linda Sebenzo. She boasts of over four decades in the movie industry. She kicked off her acting career with Gibson Kente Productions in 1980.

Career

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As an actress, she has appeared in many local television serials. She played a starring role in Gauteng Maboneng. She was cast as Koko in the SABC1 sitcom.

Since she entered the acting industry in 1980, Linda has continued to tour both the local and international levels.

She has appeared in several roles like Generations, Hlala Kwabafileyo, Kwakhala Nyonini, Soul Buddyz, and more.

As a director, she is the brain behind The Call and Mfowethu, both are Gibson Kente’s plays, in 2009.

She has also participated in developing young talents into realizing their dreams in dancing, singing, and acting.

Linda has also appeared as a lead actress in many stage plays like;

  1. Money Maker
  2. Location 1973
  3. iPi Ntombi
  4. Love
  5. Crime and Johannesburg
  6. Julius Caesar
  7. Ababemi
  8. Ziyabheda
  9. Things Are Bad Mzala
  10. Wemame
  11. What A Shame
  12. She Fears The Night
  13. No Peace In The Family
  14. Mfowethu
  15. The GK’s
  16. Hungry Spoon
  17. Die Pakkamer

She played the starring role of Nondumiso in an episode of eKasi: Our Stories.

Linda appeared in the e.tv drama series in 2010. In 2012, she made a second appearance in an episode of the show titled Inheritance as Mrs. Letoaba.

In the next year, 2013, she landed a starring role as Ma Josephine Rannko in Samsokolo, an Mzansi Magic Sitcom.

She landed a guest-starring role in an episode of Ngempela, an SABC1 docu-drama in 2014.

Still, in 2014, Linda landed a starring role in Sticks and Stones, an SABC1 drama series.

In 2017, she landed another starring role as Sis Dina in Rented Family, an SABC1 sitcom. The character is a former beauty queen who lives on her past glories.

Family

She is a proud single mother of two children Thandi (daughter) and Fezile (son).

Linda Sebezo’s daughter wants to follow her mother’s footstep. She wants to be an actress and currently owns a hair-selling business. Her soft-spoken son wants to be a gospel musician.

Awards

YearAwardCategory
2006SAFTAsBest Supporting Award

Arrest

She lost a house she used to own in Cleveland, Johannesburg in 2008. This followed her arrest for allegedly having a Mandrax worth R5 million.

She spent 3 months in Sun City Prison where she affected people around her positively. Linda taught her cellmates to dance, sing, and act.

After release, she didn’t have a job and had to relocate to a one-bedroom apartment. 

Filmography

A Place Called HomeGuest Star
ZabalazaMa Betty
Single GalzSis Pinky
Sticks and StonesMama J
SkwizasMam Angie
Side DishMa Monaheng
The MayorGrace Lekalakala
‘Sgudi ‘Snaysi Bubblegum
TshisaMaggie
The EstateGoniwe Phakathwayo
Ses’Top LaPhumi’s Mom
Ring of LiesThandeka
RockvilleMaMoloi
NgempelaMaria
The Bantu HourCast Member
SamsokoloMa Josephine Rannko
Thandeka’s DiaryMrs Dube
Soul BuddyzThami’s Mother
Rented FamilySis’ Dina
Rhythm CityBelinda / Dolly
Mzee wa Two SixThandi
eHostelaCaptain Moloi
Black TaxGuest Star
BackstageGuest Star
AmbitionsKhobi Maxeke
Abo MzalaMrs. Tshabalala
Gauteng MabonengKoko
Gaz’lamSis Bee
eKasi: Our StoriesMrs. Letoaba/Bongiwe
GenerationsMaude Mazibuko
MuvhangoGuest Star
LockdownMaki Magwaza
It’s ComplicatedKhayakazi
IsidingoGuest Star
IsibayaLillian
IntersexionsAgnes
Greed & DesireSharon Dlamini
Gold DiggersGogo Singo
SAFTAsPresenter

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