Zakes Mokae
Date of Birth
Aug 05, 1934
Birth Place:
Johannesburg, South Africa

Biography

Trained at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art, Zakes Mokae was for nearly twenty years one of the top stage actors in South Africa. Despite the many racial barriers inflicting his part of the world, Mokae, who is black, was applauded with equal fervor by audiences of all races. His first film role was a Haitian in 1967's The Comedians. Though retaining his South African citizenship, Mokae made most...