Thato Dithebe

Thato Dithebe is a South African actor best known for his role as Neo in the soapie House of Zwide. Hailing from Krugersdorp in Gauteng, he attended Maragon Private School before furthering his studies at the University of the Witwatersrand, in 2019.

He made his professional screen debut in 2016 when he was cast as a presenter on SABC1’s youth block YoTV, in the shows YoTV Land and YoTV Live. In 2020 he began hosting the Channel O lifestyle show GenZ, as President Thato.

Thato made his acting debut in a cameo role on the SABC2 sitcom Gauteng Maboneng in an episode that aired on 29 January,2017 (Season 3, Episode 12). He next had a guest starring role in an episode of the BET sitcom Black Tax which aired on 25 February, 2020 (Season 1, Episode 7). A guest starring role in the 1Magic drama series Unmarried followed, in Season 3, Episode 7 (which aired on 20 May, 2022).

The role of Neo in House of Zwide came next. Originally credited in a first season episode as “Alex’s Team Member” (Season 1, Episode 251), he began recurring from Season 2 onwards. In the show his character is a charismatic, confident charmer who takes a strong interest in Ona (Nefisa Mkhabela), despite the fact that she has a longtime boyfriend, Soka (Linda Nxumalo).

In the same year he had a guest starring role in an episode of the Mzansi Magic soapie The Queen (Season 7, Episode 37), which aired on 13 September, 2022.

Thato landed his first starring role in television when he was cast as Tshepang, an Amapiano star who leave home to find his fame and fortune, in the Mzansi Magic drama series Kokota and later joined One Magic’s telenovela “Champions”.

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