Raphael Griffiths responds to being related to Linda Majola.


Raphael Griffiths responds to being related to Linda Majola.

Fans have long seen a resemblance between Raphael Griffiths and Linda Majola, leading many to believe that the two are connected in real life. After searching for details regarding the story two months ago, TiEM News concluded that the actors are unrelated.

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A former Imbewu actor, Raphael Griffiths, known as Zithulele Bhengu, finally addressed the rumors in a comment following those rumors that started circulating on social media regarding the two gifted actors being related. The actor wrote:

“Haha haha! whaaaaaaaat but seriously don’t just believe everything written by bloggers to get attention; those are just gossips.”


Fans are eager to see the two actors in the same drama series acting as brothers because of their likeness, and actor Raphael Griffiths’ response to the rumors sets the record straight. Let’s explore the biographies of the actors. Check it out below.

Linda Majola ( Langa from The Wife)

Linda Majola is a South African actor famous for playing Langa in The Wife. In the show, he portrays a queer man who struggles to find his balance in a world full of homophobes, a role that he owns so well. Who is he in real life?

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Langa is motivated to get the respect he deserves after facing prejudice and rejection due to his sexual orientation. Despite his acting realism, people have been interested in Linda Majola’s sexuality off-screen.

Linda was born in Bonela, Durban, in 1996, yet he has not publicly given anything about his birthdate, family, or childhood. As of 2023, he is 27 years old.

Linda has been at a crossroads in pursuing her passion for acting and being a chef. He perfected his cooking dexterities at the Durban University of Technology. He also worked as a chef at the Hilton Hotel in Sandton for a stint. In 2020, he moved back home to open his food truck business called The Humble Café. The café sold mouth-watering dishes like fried chicken and beef. However, he had to close the business in February 2023.

Linda made his acting debut as Langa on The Wife, which catapulted him to stardom. It also allowed him to work on The Wedding Chef, a cooking show he hosts on SABC1. Langa is Hlomu’s twin brother in The Wife, a young man who fights to survive amid homophobes.

Raphael Griffiths: (Zithulele from Imbewu)

Raphael Griffiths, who played Vusi in Muvhango with no prior acting experience, managed to steal our hearts. He just revealed his mixed origins, which he had kept hidden for fear of racist backlash.

The young actor has been quite private about his personal life, only recently opening up about his Zambian roots. His early struggles with social media and cyberbullying are likely the reason behind his insistence on privacy.

Raphael Griffiths’ origin story was previously kept hidden because he was afraid to share his mixed ethnicity owing to xenophobic concerns in South Africa. Between 2000 and 2008, there was an increase in violence in South Africa, as “foreigners” were assaulted and killed by xenophobic bigots. However, the gravity of the war has now waned, and Raphael Griffiths’ parents’ nationality no longer has to be hidden.

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30 March 2014. Muvhango actor, Raphael Griffiths at the Absolut Vodak party in Newtown. Pic: Vathiswa Ruselo © Sowetan/Sunday World

In 2009, he made his on-screen debut as a presenter on the show QBase28. Unfortunately, the young presenter almost lost out on the opportunity to host the show, but Griffiths made such an impression that SABC 2 publicized a hunt for the young presenter.

He continued to host various shows until he landed his role in Muvhango in 2013, which took him on the path towards acting.


Alaa Hamdy

Professional entertainment content writer in Hanover, South Africa. I know all the secrets of celebrities

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