Raphael Griffiths disguises about his nationality for fear of revealing his true nationality

Raphael Griffiths disguises about his nationality for fear of revealing his true nationality

Television heartthrob Raphael Griffiths has revealed his nationality. Whilst many folks think the actor was born and bred in South Africa, chatting with Surge Zirc, Raphael revealed that he’s half Zambian.

Raphael Griffiths disguises about his nationality for fear of revealing his true nationality

The actor who has stolen the hearts of the many together with his enthralling performances on TV, shot fame when he bagged the character of Vusi Muvhevho on Muvhango a couple of years back, and he has gone to become a household name.

Raphael said he’s skeptical about revealing his nationality thanks to the spate of xenophobic attacks many faces within the country, and he fears that folks might spew hateful, and xenophobic comments towards him.

” Yes, I’m half Zambian. My dad is Zambian, he’s from Kitwe. a number of my family remains there in Zambia. Some have married guys from Botswana, some are married to Namibians, and a few are married to Zimbabweans, others to Malawians.”

The actor says he’s pleased with his nationality, “My great-grandma from my father’s side was originally Portuguese. She had a touch of Angolan descent. They moved to Zambia, and that’s how my grandma happened. She married a Zambian man, and that’s how my Dad happened. My Dad married a Zulu woman and that’s how I happened. I’m an African. It’s a pleasant mix,”

Raphael currently portrays the character of Zithulele Bhengu, on the e.tv soapie Imbewu: The Seed. The actor has left many fans impressed together with his acting and his isiZulu accent especially since it isn’t his language

Raphael isn’t the sole foreign actor who has managed to create a successful career within the show business in Mzansi. The likes of Tino Chinyani, Sha Sha, Oskido, Nadia Nakai, and Kim Jayde also hail from other African countries.

Kim Jayde recently took a stand on xenophobic attacks while xenophobia peeped its evil head again in Mzansi. Speaking of how disappointed she was she wrote,

‘I am BOTH an IMMIGRANT & a lady living in South Africa! Watching the attacks on mostly Zimbabwean & Nigerian people, my brothers and sisters BREAK MY HEART! Many folks immigrants and “foreigners” came to SA leaving our homes, family & friends to hunt an education, a job, a far better life. We are honest, hard-working folks that contribute positively to the economy & pay our taxes.
Raphael Griffiths disguises about his nationality for fear of revealing his true nationality
“And for that, we are being beaten, murdered & our bodies burnt – these attacks didn’t just start now- it’s BEEN HAPPENING FOR YEARS! When will our leaders step in?! now’s NOT the time to point fingers at one another – it’s time to link ARM IN ARM AS AFRICANS! WE ARE STRONGER T0GETHER!”