'Champions' actor Mandla Gaduka.

‘Champions’ actor Mandla Gaduka. Image via Twitter @Mandla1gad

‘Generations’ star Mandla Gaduka joins ‘Champions’

Talented actor Mandla Gaduka, who portrayed the role of Choppa in ‘Generations’ has secured a role in ‘Champions’.

'Champions' actor Mandla Gaduka.

‘Champions’ actor Mandla Gaduka. Image via Twitter @Mandla1gad

Former Ashes to Ashes and Generations actor Mandla Gaduka will portray Thato Dithebe’s on-screen father in Champions.


Entertainment commentator, Jabu Mcdonald reports that Mandla Gaduka will play Lebo Seriti’s father in Champions.

Lebo is played by actor Thato Dithebe, who also portrays the role of Neo in e.tv’s fashion drama, House of Zwide.

Dithebe recently revealed to Sowetan that his Champions character, Lebogang is from Pretoria and a football player.

“I’m often mistaken to be from Pretoria, maybe because of Neo, the character I play on House of Zwide, that people feel that I’m from the capital city,” said the actor from Mogale City, Krugersdorp in the West Rand. 

“My second role on Champions, Lebogang Serite, is also from Pretoria, and because I’m always in character, I guess it makes it easy to pull off a convincing persona.”

TVSA reports that Gaduka has also starred in comedy drama, Lenyalo Ha Se Papadi as Charlie and e.tv’s Broken Vows as Damian.


Executive producer Phathutshedzo Makwarela explains that the show Champions uniquely embodies the spirit of South Africa, aiming to inspire and excite our audience.

“It’s a celebration of ambition, positivity, and the resilience of our people. Tshedza Pictures is thrilled to collaborate again with Mzansi Magic, and we eagerly anticipate the moment our viewers will join us on this incredible journey.”

With a star-studded cast, including top actors and newcomers on the rise, viewers can expect passion, power, perseverance and ultimate triumph on Champions.

The show also features actors Kwenzo Ngcobo, Thembinkosi Mthembu, Tumisho Masha, Sello Maake KaNcube, Kgomotso Christopher and Jo-Anne Reyneke.