Mlungisi Ngema

About the Character

Family patriarch, Mlungisi is a proud and traditional man. He is working class and believes in earning an honest wage.  He loves his wife and children, although he often finds it difficult to express this. Mlu is protective of his wife Zinzi and also believes in raising his children (son Scelo and daughter Lindiwe) within an ethos of discipline, obedience and hard work.  His struggles as a parent often stem from his seeming inability to tell his children how proud he is of their achievements.  
Mlu and the Ngemas hail from Kwa-Zulu Natal. He decided to move to Johannesburg to make a better living for his family and works as a driver; he also has experience working in mines.