WATCH: Kgosi from Scandal: Where is he now?

WATCH: Kgosi from Scandal: Where is he now?

Given Stuurman is a 28-year-old South African actor and presenter best known for playing Kgosi Legae on the television soap opera Scandal. He began acting at the tender age of 7 in 2003, when he featured in a Post Bank Lobola commercial. After that, he appeared on several television shows as a presenter and on South African serials such as Black Tax, Igazi, Jiva, and Kota Life Crisis, just to name a few.

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He started acting at the very young age of seven when he starred in a Post Bank Lobola commercial. In the commercial, a 7-year-old asks his father to pay Lobola for a girl he had fallen in love with, and this made some early serious career highlights for Stuurman.

“My beautiful Xhosa mother gave birth to me at Johannesburg General Hospital on the 16th of January 1995. I was raised by a strict single mom but very loving as well. Her “tough love”, which I am highly grateful for, has resulted in me realising the true essence of life, love, discipline and honesty. Honesty because it plays a massive part in knowing yourself and being yourself,” said Stuurman.

tuurman attended Sandringham High School, then went on to attend King Edward VII School, where he finished his studies in 2013. In 2014, he enrolled at the Academy of Sound Engineering, where he graduated with a degree in sound engineering and audio technology. Commenting on education, Stuurman said education is important for the advancement of human civilization, and he truly believes in it.

“I believe in education because it is the means by which a person is prepared to build their own civilisation, as well as to develop and glorify their own race. This is a philosophy that I believe should be instilled in every young person around the world, particularly Black children, because we are the ones who appear to be lacking in this crucial piece of instruction,”

Stuurman, as stated in the previous paragraphs, began his career at the age of 7 in 2003 and has ever since built his career and never looked back. The very same year, he made his debut appearance on the comedy series Scout’s Safari. In 2006, he landed a role on the SABC1 drama series Tshisa, playing Speedy or Xolisi Ncebe. He played this role, Tshisa, from season 1 until season 3 in 2012, when he departed the show.

In 2011, he starred as Medupe, the next-door neighbour and Sisi’s very nerdy classmate, in the SABC1 sitcom Gauteng Maboneng. Between 2015 and 2017, he appeared on Him, Her, & The Guys. In February 2017, he landed another starring role, playing Kgosi Legae, Gloria Legae’s mischievous son, on the TV daily soap opera Scandal. His debut appearance on Scandal was on February 16, 2017. He has appeared on other television serials such as Jozi Streets season 1, Lockdown, Saints and Sinners, Rented Family, and MTV Shuga season 5, when naming a few.

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Given Stuurman and his girlfriend welcomed their first child into the world in 2020, The baby girl was born at Netcare Garden City Hospital in Johannesburg. Given, who plays the well-known character of Kgosi on the popular soap opera, took to Instagram and shared a snap of himself holding his little princess.

Many fans and friends have watched as Given has gone from a child actor to a seasoned performer who has dominated the small screens and sent congratulatory messages to the new dad.Since he announced being a dad as of 2024, nothing concrete reveals where the actor is right now or what he is up to in real life or his acting career.

 

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