Mduduzi Mabaso is a 47-year-old South African actor, director and businessman born on April 1, 1976. He has an estimated net worth of $500,000 and is married to Fatima Metsileng.
Mabaso is one of South Africa’s actors who have excelled at portraying gangster characters throughout their careers. He has made significant impacts on diverse genres as an actor and is considered a legend due to his ability to embody complex and fearless characters.
Summary of Mduduzi Mabaso’s Biography
- Full name: Mduduzi Mabaso
- Nickname: Suffocate
- Gender: Male
- Date of birth: April 1, 1976
- Mduduzi Mabaso’s Age: 53 years old
- Ethnicity: Black
- Nationality: South African
- Zodiac Sign: Aries
- Sexual Orientation: Straight
- Religion: Christianity
- Marital Status: Married
- Mduduzi Mabaso’s Husband: Fatima Metsileng
- Mduduzi Mabaso’s Children: Ntokozo, Mpumi, Njabulo and Zolile
- Mduduzi Mabaso’s Net worth: Ranges between $1 million to $5 million
- Famous for: Playing the character Suffocate in Rhythm City
- Mduduzi Mabaso’s Instagram: mdukhekhe
- Twitter: @mduduzimabaso12
How Old Is Mduduzi Mabaso?
Mduduzi Mabaso is 47 years old and was born on the 1st of April 1976 in Alexandra, Gauteng province. He was raised in Alexandra but spent 3 years of his formative years in Transkei. There is no available information about his upbringing, family background, parents, and other family members.
The actor completed his basic education levels in South Africa. Sadly, the names of the schools he attended are not public knowledge.
Is the Actor Zimbabwean?
Mabaso is not Zimbabwean as he hasn’t mentioned having Zimbabwean roots. Though the South African entertainment industry has several actors who are originally from Zimbabwe, Mduduzi is not one of them.
His parents are South Africans even though their identities are not known to the public.
He Began His Career in the Theatre in 1992
Mduduzi made his acting debut in the 1992 production of Divide and Rule on stage. In 2004, he made his acting debut in the American film Hotel Rwanda.
He has since played numerous lead and supporting roles in a variety of genres. Cry the Beloved Country, Madiba’s Magic, Behind the Curtains, Shaka Zulu, and Tasha on the Rocks are just a few of the productions he has appeared in. Additionally, he appeared in the movies Blood Diamond, Heartlines, and Catch a Fire.
In 2006, Mduduzi was cast as the leading man in the critically acclaimed short film, Sekalli le Meokgo. His big break came in 2007, when he was chosen as the star of the well-liked South African television soap series, Rhythm City. Suffocate Ndlovu, a gangster, was the character he played, and thanks to his super-amazing portrayal of the character, he is best known for it.
The actor is also a model. He modeled on the Soweto Fashion Week runway in 2015. This was done in association with the clothing designer Floyd Avenue.
Mduduzi Mabaso’s Movies and TV Shows
- Catch a Fire as Security Branch Policeman (2006) – Film
- Five Fingers for Marseilles as Luyanda (2017) – Film
- Sekalli le Meokgo as Khotso (2006) – Short film
- Lucky as Bongile (2011) – Film
- Security as Morris (2014) – Short film
- Heartlines as Manyisa (2006) – Film
- Blood Diamond as Rebel 1 (2006) – Film
- A Place Called Home as Steven (2006) – TV series
- Hotel Rwanda as Hutu Lieutenant (2004)
- Rhythm City as Suffocate Ndlovu (2007–2021) – TV series
- For Love and Broken Bones as Motheo (2016) – Film
- Machine Gun as Preacher Marco (2011) – Film
- State Enemy No.1 as Collen Chauke
Mduduzi Mabaso’s Awards
- The Golden Horn Award for Best Supporting Actor in a TV Soap
- Golden Horn Award for Best Actor in a Feature Film for his role ‘Ndlovu’ in the serial.
How Much Is Mduduzi Mabaso’s Worth?
Actor Mduduzi Mabaso has an estimated net worth that ranges between $1 million – $5 million. He made the bulk of his wealth from his acting career. No one knows exactly how much he makes monthly from acting at the moment.
Some years ago, it was reported that he makes between R150,000 and R300,000 monthly as an actor, but it is believed that that paycheck has since increased. Being one of the most sought-after actors currently, he doesn’t run short of acting roles.
Acting is not the only known source of income through which Mabaso makes his money. He is also a director and businessman. However, the nature of his business is not public knowledge.
Who Is Mduduzi Mabaso’s Wife?
Mduduzi Mabaso is currently married to Fatima Metsileng Mabaso and the two have been living together as husband and wife since 2009. The couple met each other for the first time on the set of the second season of Zone 14 in 2007.
After exchanging pleasantries, they became good friends. They dated for almost two years before they finally sealed their love for each other in the presence of their families and friends.
It’s been over one decade and counting and they are still going strong together. For Mduduzi, his best love came after his first failed marriage. His marriage to Fatima was his second attempt at it while it was Fatima’s first.
When the duo celebrated their 14th marriage anniversary, the actor confessed that he still has “butterflies” while gushing over his wife. He renewed his love for her and swore to love and choose her again.
Fatima is a stylist, designer, filmmaker, creative director, businesswoman, and marketer, as seen on her Instagram bio. She is also a supportive wife and very fond of her husband.
The Former Rhythm City Star was Previously Married to Veronica Maseko
The name of Mabaso’s first wife is Veronica Maseko. not much is known about their failed marriage as it’s not clear exactly how they met and how long they dated before marriage.
Similarly, the particular year they got married hasn’t been revealed publicly. Mduduzi divorced Veronica before moving on with Fatima in 2009. The year he finalized his divorce proceedings with Maseko and the cause of their divorce are also not known.
The only known aspect of Veronica and the actor’s marriage is that the actor got married to her in a customary marriage and that their union was blessed with two sons.
Mduduzi was Once Accused of Child Neglect
The former Rhythm City star was publicly called out by his ex-wife, Veronica, for emotional and financial abuse. She claimed that the actor had been refusing to pick up her calls and that he had not seen his children for months.
Veronica, who was unemployed at the time, was said to have visited Mabaso at his office in the company of police officers to resolve the issue but couldn’t succeed. In response, the actor claimed that she was lying.
It seems the two ex-lovers have resolved their differences regarding their kids’ parenting.
The Actor is a Father of Four
Mduduzi Mabaso’s two marriages produced three biological children – all boys. He adopted Fatima’s daughter from a previous relationship. The couple is raising the four kids together and their names are Ntokozo, Mpumi, Njabulo and Zolile.
His son with Veronica, Ntokozo, was born on March 14th but the birth details of his other children are under the media radar. Mpumi, full name: Nompumelelo Munira Metsileng Mabaso, was born on 9th September 2005.
The actor seems to be a hands-on dad and lives with his four kids and wife in the same apartment. The four are rapidly growing and in school.