Getting to know Generations’ Mxolisi Masango

By Molife Kumona
15 May 2017

I'm not getting lost in the hype of it - Mxolisi

He plays the hacking specialist Zach on SABC1 soapie Generations: The Legacy and he’s slowly winning the hearts of the show’s viewers with his smile, charm and great looks. We sat down for a quick chat with Mxolisi Masango to get to know the man behind the character.

Where are you from?

A small town in Mpumalanga called Leandra.

What were you doing before acting?

I was a full-time student doing my BA in media before doing TV.

How has being on Generations changed your life?

Generations is really big so when you join a show of this magnitude it's easy to get lost in the hype of it. But what's important is I love what I do and constantly improving my craft takes first priority.

You’ve been a news anchor for a while, so how do you transition from reality to acting?

Sometimes it feels like I have to turn a switch on and off to get into acting mode and then into journalist mode. At the end of the day I really enjoy what I do so it's not that much of an issue to transition.

Five things you can’t live without?

God, my family, my cellphone, a good book and gym.

Three things we’d be surprised to learn about you?

I'm quite spiritual, I'm a fitness fanatic and I thoroughly enjoy adventure sports!

Three Mzansi celebrity crushes?

Ayanda-Ali Payne, Masechaba Ndlovu and my Expressions [SABC1 youth current affairs talk show] co-presenter Jacqui Maphala.

When you’re not acting or presenting, what do you do?

I'm probably hanging out with a good read.

Any plans for the future?

I live for now. We let God and the future work out the rest.

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