Bafana Mlangeni (1967 – 12 July 2015) was a South African actor most famous for acting as Sibeko, a drunkard and security spy in the sitcom Emzini Wezinsizwa.

1. Acting career
2. Personal life
3. Death

Acting career

Mlangeni acted as Sibeko, a spy for security guards in a hostel compound and reported about events around the place mostly Room 8 where Roland Mqwebu(James Mkhize), Jerry Phele (Thabang Mofokeng), Jabulani Nkosi (Benson Chirwali), Vusi Thanda (Moses Tshawe) and Shadrack Ngema (inyanga uMagubane) lived. He also did the sitcom's soundtrack. He later acted on's eKasi: Our Stories and Mzansi Bioskop movies until his death.

Personal life

Mlangeni was married Maki Mlangeni for 12 years and had five children with her. She described him as "a loving husband who cracked jokes even when they were quarreling".


Mlangeni got ill was admitted to hospital in mid-June when he was shooting a film in Durban. He was discharged on 29 June 2015 and was admitted again on 11 July and Mlangeni died on 12 July 2015 at Bheki Mlangeni Hospital in Soweto. He was suffering from diabetes.