Gomora Actor Israel Matseke Shocking Facts About Him: Age, Son, Wife And Prison Life

Israel Matseke Zulu (formerly known as Israel Makoe Zulu) is a South African actor, poet, singer, and dancer best known for his role as GP in the SABC1 drama series Gaz’lam, from 2002-2005.

Later This Year 2021 He Joined Mzansi magic drama series Gomora As Bra Don, Teddys Father. Since He joined The series he has won the hearts of many with his acting skills.

He was born in Alexandra Township and is the second-born in a family of five. He grew up aspiring to be famous. From 1988 to 1994 he was involved in criminal activities. He was arrested for the first time at the age of 14 for housebreaking and theft. In 1996 he was sentenced to serve eight years in prison.

While serving his jail term he decided to form a theatre group called Abaqobi Drama Group. The first play that he wrote and directed, Hayi Kabi Magenge, had some of the inmates and the members of VSTC based in Alexandra. In 1999, when he was released from prison, he got a chance to work for the Victory Sonqoba Theatre Company which is where he had the opportunity to audition for the award-winning SABC1 drama series Yizo Yizo.

He played the role of a gang leader in prison and ended up recording a soundtrack with kwaito star Mandoza. He is a director for the Alexandra-based theatre group Ishoshovi. In 2015 he had a starring role in the e.tv drama series Z’bondiwe as Jakes Masilo, Killer’s right-hand man who is cold, ruthless, and dangerous.

In November 2016 Israel debuted on the Mzansi Magic soapie isiBaya in the role of gangster Cyprian Gumbi, making his first appearance on Monday 28 November (Season 4, Episode 186). It was the first time he was credited as Israel Matseke Zulu.

Does Israel have a wife?

Sometime back, Israel took photos with dance queen and socialite, Wabantu in club 9, and seemed to be the start of a perfect and blooming professional relationship. Ma- Orange, which is Israel’s other name says that Wabantu is a cool person. She, on the other hand, has always admired the gangster actor, which made their chance meeting a perfect one.

While nothing is known in public about his wife, the photos that he took with the dance-queen, which the two confirmed to be about their professional relationship, may have been mistakenly thought to be something else. Until such declarations are made, for now, not much about the actor’s personal life, and his relationship is known. Professionally, he is doing really great.

What of his son?

Makoe had a son that was accidentally shot. The pain of losing his first child was one that stayed with him for so long. Thoughts of retaliation came to him but he had to compose himself so as to take care of his other son. While many know him from his characters on movies and TV as a man without emotions and sometimes even a conscience, what many may not know is his struggle with the loss of his child. He says that no amount of counseling can heal you from this as you will continue hurting from it. He had to attend court proceedings as a matter of being forced as he had an idea of how things would end up.

Israel Makoe is a true definition of what hard work and never giving up is about. The man was able to embrace the challenges he faced and turned them around for his own good. In his own words, the prison was the place that changed his life, something that everyone can see. He moved from a hopeless prisoner to a celebrated actor.

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