13 May 1971
Fana Mokoena (born 13 May 1971) is a South African actor and a Member of Parliament. He played Rwandan general Augustin Bizimungu in the 2004 film Hotel Rwanda. He has also played in a number of theatre pieces, his most recent being Nongogo, directed by James Ngcobo. In 2013, Mokoena portrayed United Nations Deputy Secretary-General Thierry Umutoni in World War Z with Brad Pitt, and Govan Mbeki in Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom with Idris Elba. He is an executive member of the 2nd opposition party in South Africa, the EFF, and a member of Parliament in the National Assembly. He is a one of a few performers in Africa to break into the Hollywood arena and one of a few significant artists in the continent to make a seamless and a successful transition into politics.
- Dangerous Ground (1997) as Youth
- Generations (1998) (TV series) as Dr. Mandla Sithole
- Country of My Skull (2004) (uncredited) as Mandla
- Hotel Rwanda (2004) as General Bizimungu
- The LAB (2006) South African TV series as Jaws Bengu
- Wild at Heart (2008, 2010) (TV series) as Mr Ekotto
- A Small Town Called Descent (2010) as Captain James Sikobi
- Machine Gun Preacher (2011) as John Garang
- Safe House (2012) as Officer in charge
- World War Z (2013) as Thierry Umutoni
- Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom (2013) as Govan Mbeki
- TLHOAELE, BOITUMELO. "Upclose with Fana Mokoena, Brad Pitt's co-star - SundayWorld". www.sundayworld.co.za. Retrieved 2017-09-08.
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