Siyabulela Mbalekwa was born in 1986 and raised in the Eastern Cape, South Africa. He has four siblings. He attended most of his primary and secondary schooling at St Dominic’s Priory in Port Elizabeth He then attended Rhodes University where he obtained his Bachelor of commerce degree majoring in accounting.
He began his career as a banker and eventually made his transition to the auditing profession. He is currently studying towards his Certificate in theory of accountancy in pursuit of the Chartered Accountant South Africa qualification.
He is also currently in the first level review editing stage of his second novel titled the shadow of the sun which will be published late May 2017
A South African mercenary who is captured and tortured by rebel soldiers in Sierra Leone. He survives the ordeal but is permanently psychologically scarred by the experience as his life unravels and he tries to rebuild his life.