Bongani Gumede

Bongani Gumede  Biography AKA pastor Duma on Isono

Bongani Gumede
Bongani Gumede

On BET’s Isono, seasoned South African actor Bongani Gumede currently plays Pastor Duma. He is a renowned theatrical performer and dialogue coach as well. Viewers are familiar with him from the SABC1 drama series Mzansi as Oupa Dube.

Biography profile of Bongani

Full name  : Bongani Gumede
Gender  : Male
Age : Unknown
Date of birth  : Unknown
Place of birth  : Benoni,  Ekhuruleni Municipality, Gauteng Province
Nationality  : South African
Occupation  : Actor, Stage Performer and Dialogue Coach

Early Life of Bongani

Bongani Gumede, a native of South Africa, was born in the municipality of Ekurhuleni near the town of Benoni. Since starting in the entertainment industry, he has built a name for himself.

Career of Bongani

He made his acting debut in 2006 in the first season of the SABC3 drama series The Lab, in which he also starred. He became well-known for his 2006–2007 performance as Oupa Dube in the SABC1 drama series Mzansi. Additionally, he had an appearance in Grace, the tenth Heartlines episode, which aired on all three SABC stations in 2006. He was the Zulu dialogue coach for Tim Robbins’ 2006 motion picture Catch a Fire.

In the 2009 season of the anthology series eKasi: Our Stories, he was cast as Richard. He performed the role of Mandla Ndlovu, Samson’s vicious, envious, and dishonest younger brother, in the telenovela-turned-soap opera Mzansi Magic isiBaya. He also played Ngozi Masemola on the show Puleng alongside Tebogo Khalo.

Alongside Mbalenhle Mavimbela and Mondli Makhoba, he was picked to portray Bab’ Majola in The Wife episode from 2021.

Bongani Gumede
Bongani Gumede

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Addiction to drugs and alcohol

Gumede, a drug and alcohol addict, has lost his job multiple times because he hasn’t reported shootings. Bongani’s life and profession have suffered as a result of his drinking, and he has been observed acting improperly while intoxicated. Will the medication help him get over themselves?

The part Bongani played on Isono

In the film Isono, Bongani Gumede plays the role of Pastor Duma. The story revolves around Mary Ndlovu, a matriarch who will stop at nothing to meet her own narcissistic needs. In this captivating series, there is a ton of drama, duplicity, bravery, and suspense. Isono, the first African-produced original series on BET, debuted in July 2020.

Bongani Gumede
Bongani Gumede

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Social Media

Bongani Gumede is active on Instagram and uses it to update his followers on his creative endeavors. He doesn’t make any personal posts on his account, which suggests he merely uses it for fun. He currently has 9.2k followers on Instagram. A handful of his posts are listed here.


He started performing as a hobby because he lacked faith in show business’ ability to provide for a person. Even though his career suffered because of his drug usage, he eventually began to take acting seriously. Bongani Gumede’s network will be valued $120,000 USD by the year 2020.

TV Shows

. Isono Season 1 as Pastor Duma
. 90 Plein Street Season 3 as Chief Whip
. Boo & TT Season 1 as Ezekiel
. Zone 14 Season 2
. The Lab Seasons 1 and 2
. Yizo yizo Season 3
. Mzansi Season 1 and 2 as Oupa Dube
. Isibaya Season 1 to 7 as Mandla Ndlovu
. eKasi: Our Stories Seasons 1 and 4 as . Richard/Khaya
. Like Father Like Son Season 1