The man behind Isibaya’s Fezile is a mystery to many and actor Andile Mxakaza has told TshisaLIVE that its a result of a conscious decision he took years ago.
Andile made sure to separate his personal from his work life very early in his career.
The actor‚ who is turning 40 this year‚ said he’s kept to himself because he wanted people to reserve judgement for his job‚ not who he is.
He opened up briefly about his “past life” where he described himself as township hustler.
“All I’m willing to share is there was an era where I was a model and a time before that when I was a curious teenager. My father and I didn’t get along for the longest time because he thought I would end up as a thug due to my actions when I was younger. But‚ it was just a phase‚ a part in the story that ends with me finding myself and becoming who I’ve turned out to be.”
Andile said when he turned 26-years he fixed his relationship with his father.
He said that was one of the best decision he took in his life because he now gets to enjoy the “blessing that is my father and mother“. Andile said he sees how proud they are of him whenever they speak about the man he became.
The actor‚ who admitted that he learned all he knows about acting on the job‚ told TshisaLIVE that he began believing in his God-given talent after some veteran actors validated his gift.