Mpho Phalatse is happily married and her husband is Brutus Malada, a South African political strategist, consultant, and member of the ActionSA political party.
Born in Pretoria, Transvaal Province, on November 7, 1977, Phalatse is a respected South African politician and medical doctor. She has been a member of the Democratic Alliance (DA) since 2016. Her personal life has been a subject of interest since she tied the knot with the love of her life in December 2022.
Mpho Phalatse is a Married Woman
South African politician Mpho Louisa Phalatse is currently in a blissful marital relationship with the man of her dreams, Brutus Malada. The two tied the knot on December 4, 2022, in Mpho’s hometown in Venda, Limpopo province.
— Brutus Malada (@brutusmalada11) January 1, 2023
They secretly exchanged marital vows in a private ceremony that was attended by a handful of persons. The occasion was meant to be done off the radar of the media as attendees were banned from taking pictures but pictures from the occasion surprisingly made it to the internet on the same day, to the couple’s amazement.
— Rabelani Dagada (@Rabelani_Dagada) December 4, 2022
For her big day, Mpho wore a knee-high white chiffon dress paired with detailed white high heels. One of the things that stood out on that day was her hair which was beautifully braided in the front and tied into a ponytail.
A lot of people praised her hairstyle and simplicity. Meanwhile, she has three children from past her relationships.
Mpho Phalatse’s Husband is a Well-Known Public Figure
Mpho Phalatse’s husband, Brutus, is a member of the ActionSA political party, a public commentator, political analyst, and writer with more than 15 years of work experience.
He attended the University of Venda and graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in Education in 1998 and Honours in 2001. He holds a Master of Education from the University of Johannesburg.
— Brutus Malada (@brutusmalada11) July 31, 2022
Malada is a prolific writer. He has published articles in academic journals and chapters in books. He is a regular face on several local TV and radio stations in the country where he features as a commentator.
He has also been a guest columnist for some of South Africa’s leading national newspapers, including the Sunday Independent, Sowetan, City Press, and the Star.
The ActionSA member has lent his wealth of experience to international institutions, including serving as a project manager for the education portfolio for the European Union
Delegation to South Africa.
Brutus worked as the advisor and speechwriter to the University of the Western Cape Vice-Chancellor, Prof. Tyrone Pretorius, at the peak of the #FeesMustFall movement.
— Brutus Malada (@brutusmalada11) March 12, 2023
The University of the Western Cape (UWC), the Human Sciences Research Council, the
National Research Foundation, as well as the Centre for Education Policy Development, are some of the establishments he has worked with in his research and academic journey.
Malada was Accused of Paying Lobola for Another Woman in 2021
A South African woman named Ntaka Tshifaro started a commotion after Brutus and Mpho’s wedding became the talk of the town. Ntaka told the reporters that she was astonished when she learned through her friends that Malada had wedded Mpho.
She asserted that the political strategist had paid her lobola in 2021 and that they had broken up in August of 2022 as a result of her becoming aware that he was seeing someone else.
Tshifaro claimed that she left their Sandton house with the hope that she and Brutus would someday have the opportunity to heal their strained bond. She expressed so much anger that the politician got married by doing the needful – which is returning her to her father’s house since he believed that their relationship wouldn’t cross the next phase.
In response, Malada stated that he did not pay Ntaka’s lobola but rather R5 000 for “vula mlomo” (a gift given by the groom to the bride’s family before the commencement of marriage negotiations).
Nothing has been heard or read about Brutus and Tshifaro since then.