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Abdul Khoza is doing it all for his daughter

By Faeza
31 March 2017

Celebrated actor, Abdul Khoza (29), who

is well-known for his crude character,

Qaphela on Isibaya, says he never saw

acting as something he would do. If

anything, the simple and humble actor

says he wanted to be a veterinarian, a doctor who

treats animals, because of his love for animals.

However, things went the other way when he won

the talent search competition, Class Act, in 2011.

HIS JOURNEY INTO ACTING

He says before his big break in acting,

he served four years in the army as

a paramedic and then worked as a

fireman for three years.

“I loved my job as a fireman. I love

helping and changing people’s

lives. Unfortunately, I had to resign

because of my acting career,”

says Abdul.

However, he says he went back

and forth as a fireman when his

acting career wasn’t promising, but

in 2015 things got better and he

resigned as a fireman for good.

“My daughter was only two years

old at the time and everything was

about her. I wanted to make sure

she was taken good care of, so I had

to work hard. However, when I got

approached to be part of the Mzansi

Magic Production, The Road,

my girlfriend at the time

encouraged me to take

the chance, so I took the

job,” shares the former

Uzalo star.

The actor shares with Move! that after

The Road, things got a bit sour. “The

Road came to an end without us

knowing and things between me and

my girlfriend weren’t fine. I was then left jobless

and single,” says the former Tempy Pushas actor.

“Two months later, Isibaya came to my rescue and

things have been better since. I’m now happy and

confident about my career and with the support I get

from older my brother things are easier.”

BROTHERHOOD AND FATHERHOOD

Abdul says his relationship with his older brother

Sthembiso "SK" Khoza, who is also in the

entertainment industry is very great.

“My brother and I are inseparable and

we are best friends. We respect and

support each other.”

He says apart from his brother, one

other thing that makes sense in his

life is his four-year-old daughter,

Azamahle, adding that fatherhood is

a bit of a challenge.

“Things are sour between me and

my ex-girlfriend and it’s sad because

it affects my relationship with my

daughter. I don’t see her as much as I

would like to, but I’m still fighting for

that. I don’t want to go to court, I want

to handle things in a more civilised way

as I want to be in my daughter’s life.”

He says he wants to work harder so that

his daughter can have a better future.

“I want to succeed. I’m working

towards getting my music out

to the people. I will soon

release my hip hop

single, which I’m very

excited about. I’m also working on

getting the film that I wrote

out in the entertainment

space. I’m now focusing on

building my brand,” he

says.