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Who exactly is Ronnie Nyakale? A.K.A Cosmo from Generations Know about his age, job, and wife.

Ronnie Nyakale is a 49-year-old South African actor popularly known for starring in South African drama serials as a gangster. These dramas include Yizo Yizo, where he played a gangster by the name of Papa Action, and Ding-Dong, a gangster in the former e.t.v. soapie Rhythm City.
In 2013, he played the character of “Pheto” in the Mzansi Magic miniseries Naledi. He then landed the role of playing Cosmo on “Generations: The Legacy” in 2017.

He appeared in other dramas such as Zero Tolerance, Silent Witness, and Zaziwa.

Ronnie Nyakale’s childhood 
He was born in 1973 in the township of Soweto in Gauteng Province, South Africa. He grew up in Soweto, where it seemed like he would make it one day. Ronnie acquired his primary and secondary education from the very same township, but there is no information on where he obtained his tertiary education. After finishing his matriculation, he chose to become an actor.

Acting career of Ronnie Nyakale

Nyakale started his acting career in 1999, when he made his film debut in a short film titled Portrait of a Young Man Drowning. The very same year, he made his television debut as Papa Action in the television drama series Yizo Yizo. He became popular for his portrayal of Papa Action, for which he was awarded the NTVA Avanti Awards.


In 2006, he starred as “Sylvester” in the television series A Place Called Home, which received critical acclaim. He was nominated for the Best Actor Award in the TV Drama category at the 2010 South African Film and Television Awards for his performance in that film (SAFTA). He starred in the Hollywood film Blood Diamond in 2006. Meanwhile, in 2007, he joined the television miniseries “Fallen.” 

In the defunct soap opera Rhythm City, he played the thug “Ding Dong.” He portrayed the character of Zakes Mbolelo in the 2008 film Gangster’s Paradise: Jerusalem. In the 2011 film Machine Gun, he portrayed the starring role of “AJ.”

The picture was also well received by critics. Then he played “Captain Stone” in the film Avenged, which was previously known as iNumber Number, in a supporting role. In 2010, he appeared in the drama series eKasi: Our Stories as Inno in the episode “Double Cross.”

In 2013, he played the character of “Pheto” in the Mzansi Magic miniseries Naledi. He then landed the part of Cosmo Diale in the SABC1 drama series Generations: The Legacy in 2017. 
Zero Tolerance, Silent Witness, and Zaziwa are some of the other dramas in which he has appeared.

The real-life controversy of Ronnie Nyakale 
Nyakale has a criminal background, which Mzansi was made aware of after it was reported that he was detained alongside Mama Jackie in a child trafficking case. As a well-known actor, most people thought he was a criminal only on TV, but on the other hand, he was only released on R2000 bail after arrest.

It’s worth noting that on the day of his trial, his docket was miraculously misplaced, leaving the court with no choice but to dismiss the case. 

In a leaked affidavit, Amanda Dupont describes how Jub Jub, Mama Jackie, and Ronnie Nyakale used muti for luck to stay strong and avoid criminal justice systems.

One of the paragraphs reads out as follows: “I recollect the petitioner [Mama Jackie] summoning Molemo to report to the Ithutheng Trust.” right away. I was in the car with him when he arrived. Molemo and her right-hand man, Ronnies Nyakale, were drinking various solutions, lighting candles, placing a powdery mixture in hot water, covering themselves with blankets, and steaming when we came.

Personal life and marriage

He is married to Lebegang Mashilo. The couple has two children, who are both daughters.
He lives in Johannesburg and is a multilingual speaker who speaks English, Sotho, Northern, Tswana, and Zulu. He is an averagely tall man of 178 cm in height.


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