Vusi Kunene Net Worth, Bio, Age, Wife, Career, Filmography

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Vusi Kunene Bio, Wiki

Vusi Kunene is a renowned South African actor, celebrated for his iconic portrayals in various television series. He is most notably recognized for his role as Jack Mabaso in both “Generations” and its successor, “Generations: The Legacy.”

Additionally, he has left a lasting impression as Funani Zwide in “House of Zwide,” Bhekifa in “Isibaya” from 2012 to 2016, and Jefferson Sibeko in “Isidingo” from 2009 to 2014. Beyond his acting prowess, he is also lauded for his fluency in the Zulu (IsiZulu) language.

Vusi Kunene Age

Kunene was born in Soweto, Johannesburg, South Africa on 12 April 1966. He is currently 57 years old.

Vusi Kunene Height

Kunene stands at a remarkable height of 5′ 9” or 176 centimeters tall.

Vusi Kunene  Family

Kunene is a very private person when it comes to his personal details. Thus he has not disclosed any details on his family. We will be sure to update you once this information is available to us.

Vusi Kunene Wife

Kunene’s marital status remains undisclosed due to his private nature. There was a period when people assumed that actress Brenda Mhlongo was Vusi Kunene’s spouse, primarily because of their on-screen chemistry. Mhlongo portrayed Jack Mabaso’s wife in Generations. However, in reality, they are not married. Thus, the photographs of Vusi Kunene’s wedding that circulated online some time ago were captured during a fictional acting scene.

The actor has two children from different relationships. He has a daughter with actress and scriptwriter Grace Mahlaba, known for her role as Ipeleng Theledi on Backstage. The identity of the other child is not clear.

Vusi Kunene Education

Kunene attended the Shell Road to Fame School of the Arts, where he unearthed his passion for the performing arts. In 1991, he matriculated at the Wits School of Drama to pursue a Bachelor’s degree in Dramatic Art.

Vusi Kunene Career

Vusi Kunene’s illustrious career spans over two decades, during which he has graced the screens in 25 films and television productions since 1993. In recognition of his outstanding talent, he was honored with the Golden Horn Award for Best Actor in 2011 for his role in the drama series “Soul City.” He is most notably recognized for his role as Jack Mabaso in both “Generations” and its successor, “Generations: The Legacy, a South African soap opera that first premiered on SABC 1 in 1993.

The actor embarked on his career journey at the Wits School of Drama. During his tenure at the campus, he took on prominent roles in various university stage productions, one of which was “The Hill.” It was during these performances that talent agent Moonyeenn Lee noticed his exceptional skills. Thanks to her guidance and support, he secured roles in three television films while still pursuing his studies. Over the course of his career, he has graced numerous TV and film productions with his talent.


  • Waati (1995)
  • Cry, the Beloved Country (1995)
  • Kini and Adams (1997)
  • A Reasonable Man (1999)
  • The King Is Alive (2000)
  • Final Solution (2001)
  • Jacob’s Cross (2007-2013) as Chief Paul Lebone
  • The First Grader (2010)
  • State of Violence (2010)
  • Paradise Stop (2011)
  • Elelwani (2012)
  • Isidingo (2009-2014) as Jefferson Sibeko
  • Isibaya (2012-2016)
  • A United Kingdom (2016) as Chief Tshekedi Khama
  • Generations: The Legacy (2012-2021) as Jack Mabaso
  • House of Zwide (2021–present) as Funani Zwide

Vusi Kunene’s Net Worth

There isn’t any verified data available regarding Kunene’s net worth, but he is widely regarded as one of the wealthiest actors in South Africa. His monthly salary for his role on “House of Zwide” falls in the range of R150,000 to R200,000.

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