Ayanda Daweti

Ayanda Daweti (born 1990), also known by his stage name Tuckshop Bafanaz, is a South African actor and musician. He is best known for his role 'Chumani Langa' in the popular television serial Scandal!.[1]

Ayanda Daweti
Ayanda Daweti

Tsolo, South Africa
NationalitySouth African
Other namesTuckshop Bafanaz
Alma materTshwane University of Technology
OccupationActor, musician
Years active2009–present
  • Nomalizo Daweti (mother)

Personal lifeEdit

He was born in 1990 and raised in Tsolo, South Africa. His mother Nomalizo Daweti died of heart complications in her sleep when Ayanda was 13 years old.[2] After the death of his mother, he moved to Mhlakulo, Tsolo in the Eastern Cape with his aunt Stella Sondaba and grandmother Nomonde Sondaba. After few years, he moved to Johannesburg. After completing his matric, he moved to Cape Town and studied IT as well as studied Arts at Tshwane University of Technology, Pretoria.[3]


His most notable and popular television role came through the eTv soap opera Scandal!, where he played the role 'Chumani Langa'.[4] In the serial, he played the role which is actually much younger than his real age.[5] In 2018 he won the Golden Horn award for the Best Made for TV Movie at the South African Film and Television Award for the his film Okae Molao.[2] In 2020, he was invited to play a supportive role in the television series Blood Psalms.[6]

Apart from acting, he is also a musician used the stage name 'Tuckshop Bafanaz'.[7] He started music in respect of his aunt, where he released a six track debut EP.[2] In 2019, he released an album dedicated to his mother. He dated for a girl named Xola from 2007 until her death by a tragic car accident in 2010. Later, he dedicated the song 'Xola' for her remembrance.[citation needed]


Year Film Role Genre Ref.
2009 Scandal! Chumani Langa TV Series


  1. ^ "Scandal's Ayanda Daweti on playing a queer character: "This role has helped a lot of people"". news24. Retrieved 18 November 2020.
  2. ^ a b c "Scandal's Ayanda Daweti on his heartache after losing his mother at 13". news24. Retrieved 18 November 2020.
  3. ^ "5 Interesting Facts About Chumani From Scandal!". msn. Retrieved 18 November 2020.
  4. ^ "Hungani Ndlovu And Ayanda Daweti's Offscreen Bromance". zalebs. Retrieved 18 November 2020.
  5. ^ "Scandal's Ayanda Daweti's performance had fans standing & applauding". knowledia. Retrieved 18 November 2020.
  6. ^ "Ayanda Daweti Bags A Role On An Upcoming Drama Series". youthvillage. Retrieved 18 November 2020.
  7. ^ "5 Fun Facts You Need To Know About Scandal Actor Ayanda Daweti". okmzansi. Retrieved 18 November 2020.

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