Fun Fact: Gomora’s Teddy Is Older Than His Teacher, Manzi, In Real Life
Gomora teenager, Teddy’s current storyline has led to a lot of uncomfortable conversations and exposed some harsh truths, about gender-based violence, that people were not ready for.
Teddy, who is played by actor Sicelo Buthelezi, has easily become our favorite teenager on primetime TV and his story has given us chest pains.
Teddy found himself enamoured by his new teacher Ncebakazi Manzi played by actress, Sihle Ndaba, in no time
However the cute teacher and student crush-relationship on Gomora, ended in tears, after Miss Manzi took advantage of Teddy’s innocence and had non-consensual sex with him.
Teddy is a boy tormented and he’s barely hanging on as he struggles to come to grips with what happened between him and Miss Manzi.
However fans can be rest assured that this is a purely fictitious storyline, which was meant to shine a light on real-life issues.
Although he plays a troubled teenager Teddy , Sicelo Buthelezi is actually older that Sihle Ndaba who plays plays Miss Manzi in real life.
Sicelo Buthelezi’s birth date is listed as on the 20th of March 1985, meaning he’s 35 years old at the moment.
Meanwhile, Sihle Ndaba was born of the 13th of June 1989, which makes her 31.
We have to give kudos to the actors and the Gomora make up crew, for making these people appear younger or older than their age.
Sicelo Buthelezi once opened up on playing Teddy to Showmax, saying he really enjoys playing the character
What attracted me to the Teddy role was that he’s a special kid from ekasi, his personality is a challenge and he’s not your normal character. He’s got these intricacies that make him so much fun to play. Did I get scared reading about his situation and his personality? No! I dived right into playing this character.
Meanwhile Sihle Ndaba opened up on playing Miss Manzi, saying she’s a layered and complex character
She is a complex character with lots of layers. I enjoyed playing her and I am honoured to be trusted with the responsibility of telling such an important story.