Alfred Ntombela

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Alfred Ntombela
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Ntombela in 2001
Born Alfred Ntombela
3 April 1972 (1972-04-03) (age 44)
South Africa
Occupation Actor
Years active 1990 - present

Alfred Ntombela (born 3 April 1972) is a South African actor,[1] known for his role in South African candid genre films alongside Leon Schuster, his fast-paced Joker-like laugh and for his small stature as an adult.

He became renowned for his roles in Sweet 'n Short and Mama Jack. His native language is Zulu but he also speaks English and Afrikaans.


Year Title Role Notes
1993 Oh Shucks! Here Comes UNTAG (Kwagga Strikes Back) Bambo
1991 Sweet 'n Short Alfred Short
1999 Alec to the Rescue Themba Ndlovu
2001 Mr Bones
2004 Oh Shucks, I'm Gatvol! Alf
2005 Mama Jack Shorty Dladla
2008 Mr Bones 2
2010 Schuks Tshabalala's Survival Guide to South Africa Shorty
2012 Mad Buddies Minister Mda[2]
2013 Schuks! Your Country Needs You Shorty


  1. ^ Blignaut, Johan; Botha, Martin (1992). Movies, moguls, mavericks: South African cinema 1979-1991. Showdata. pp. F–78, etc. ISBN 978-0-620-16529-7. Retrieved 3 July 2011. 
  2. ^ "Five minutes with Alfred Ntombela aka Minister Mda in 'Mad Buddies'". Times Live. 2012-06-22. Retrieved 2012-08-02.