Durban Gen star visits MUT Radio

Sifiso Sibiya, left, with MUT Radio staff

MUT Radio recently had the pleasure of having Durban Gen star, Sifiso Sibiya, on its airwaves. Durban Gen is a popular show on eTV set at KZN’s Newlands East, where Durban General, an academic public hospital is found.

Sibiya is well-known for playing the role of Bab’Gumede, a paramedic on Durban Gen. He plays a larger-than-life character, full of humour and wit. On radio he discussed his acting journey from the beginning of his career, finding his feet, becoming well-known, to other ventures of creativity and the process of starting his own production.

Sibiya expressed himself and his love for acting and the financial challenges that hindered a possibility of independence and how that took a toll on his dreams. He worked at a call centre and was unhappy to a point where it caused him depression. He quit the day he received his last payment after working three months.

The struggling actor’s fortunes changed for the better when he began working on small productions and eventually made his way to television. His current character on Durban Gen brings out his inner comedian and makes people laugh.

Sibiya highlighted that the world is made up of people, and comedy saves people. It saves people from depression; it helps them relax and enjoy life and its beauty. Laughter saves relationships, diffuses tension, and keeps mental health in check.