Emmanuel Gweva is a South African actor who plays the role of Mavusana on SABC 1 soapie Generations The Legacy.
Name: Emmanuel Nkosinathi Gweva
Date of Birth: 06 June 1983
Stage Name: Mavusana (Generations The Legacy)
Current Salary: R95 000
Net Worth: R2.8million
Mavusana started appearing on Generations as a supporting cast until he found a permanent role as an unforgiving gangster who operates under Gadaffi, a role played by Vuyo Dabula.
The role of Emmanuel Gweva on Generations the Legacy portrays that there is no loyalty in gangs as Mavusana once sold his loyalty to a gangster in suit Jack Mabaso, the role played by Vusi Kunene.
Gweva made a breakthrough on set when he played the role of Thina Sobalisi in The Two of Us (2014) and Vaya (2016).
On Generations The Legacy, Mavusana is a gangster who works for Kumkani Phakade and an opportunist who does money and jewellery heists to get by. In real life Mavusana is a film director by profession to date, Emmanuel Gweva has participated in the following film productions:
- Assistant Director on Walls (short film) in 2011
- What Goes Around (short film) in 2010.
- Co-Directed Botsang Lebitla (Theatre Production) in 2010
Emmanuel Gweva is a university graduate in Drama and Visual Arts and is studying towards a business management qualification.
The exodus of noticeable cast members from Generations The Legacy provided an opportunity for Mavusana to beg a permanent role and line his pockets. Currently, Mavusana earns a salary of R95 000 on Generations The Legacy.
Speaking about his role as a gangster on Generations, Emmanuel Gweva revealed that the role educates the youths of South Africa to avoid gangsters due to constant life threats and trouble with law enforcement agencies it causes.
“Art is a powerful tool to positive change and must be embraced by society, we take roles to educate youths about the dangers of such kind of life. Mavusana character is always in trouble, on and off prison walls and in short, doesn’t own his life as he is willing to sell it to the highest bidder”