Thobile Mseleku is a 35 year-old reality TV star, radio and TV personality, businesswoman, and MC born on February 22nd, 1989. His net worth is estimated between $200,000 and $500,000.
Though famously recognized as the third wife of Musa Mseleku, a well-known polygamist and businessman, Thobile has carved out successful careers for herself. Over the years, she has been featured in a number of reality TV series, including The Real Housewives of Durban. She has further built a fortune from her efforts as a radio and TV talk show host as well as her business activities.
How Old is Thobile Mseleku?
MaKhumalo began her work in the media in her late 20s and has now solidified her status as one of the most well-known media and reality TV personalities in South Africa.
Thobile Mseleku’s Family
Thobile Mseleku was born into a family of five. She was raised by her parents, Khumalo and MaMdunge, in their hometown in KwaZulu-Natal. She is the second child of her parents and has older and younger sisters named Phiwokhule and Samkelsiwe Khumalo.
She has a strong bond with her sisters, and from her IG posts, the trio enjoys each other’s company. Despite coming from a deep rural area, the reality TV star has ensured she maintains a balance between her urban lifestyle and staying true to her roots.
Thobile Mseleku’s Net Worth
Thobile Mseleku is said to be worth from $200,000 – $500,000. The 35 year-old has accrued her wealth from the aforementioned sources of income. She additionally adds to her fortune by working as an emcee and public speaker. She also held an executive position at Umzumbe Mining Company and Dantoprox between July 2019 and May 2022.
Though she later had issues with the owners of both companies for non-payment for her directorship role at Dantoprox, she ought to have made money from her work as the director of Umzumbe Mining Company. More so, MaKhumalo serves as the brand ambassador of Westpack Stores.
Sources of Thobile Mseleku’s Net Worth and What She Does For a Living
Musa Mseleku‘s third wife, Thobile Mseleku, is a popular TV talk show host, radio presenter, reality TV personality, MC, and businesswoman. Despite her husband’s wealth status, the 35-year-old works very hard to become financially independent and is now a star in her own right.
Over the years, she has progressed her career in entertainment and also hopes to launch a musical career in the future. Below is a sneak peek into her diverse career efforts.
1. Radio Presenting
Soon after her marriage to Musa Mseleku, Thobile landed her first radio presenting gig on Vuma 103 FM. She hosted a show called Women in Conversations on the radio station on Thursdays from 7 AM to 8 AM. Later in June 2020, her slot was given to another show, KZN in 60 Minutes, hosted by Manelisi Ndwandwe.
Nonetheless, she moved on to join Sne in hosting Speak Out on Saturdays. On the show, she addressed different topics pertaining to everyday life. After leaving Vuma FM, Thobile Mseleku further worked for Ukhozi FM, and presently, she seemed to be more focused on her work on the small screen.
2. TV Hosting
In 2022, MaKhumalo co-hosted a talk show titled Igumbi Lamakhosikazi along with her sister wives, Busisiwe ‘MaCele’ Mseleku and Nokukhanya ‘MaYeni’ Mseleku, on SABC1. The show centered on relationships and was born from the fact that people were writing to Thobile and her sister wives, seeking advice regarding relationships and social ills. Hence, the trio decided to help people live a life of truth so they could be at peace.
Thobile Mseleku took up the TV hosting role in a quest to build her personal brand, and since then, she has been dominating the small screen. She further worked together with MaCele Mseleku on Ezomshado – a reality show launched on Mzansi Wethu in January 2023. Having successfully been navigating a polygamous marriage for some years now, the Uthando NeSthembu reality stars decided to stage an intervention show which will give marriages a fighting chance.
3. Reality TV Show Appearances
In May 2017, Thobile Mseleku made her debut in a reality TV series, Uthando NeSthembu starring her husband, sister wives, and their children. The family show was her first claim to fame, and has been running on Mzansi Magic for six seasons. It is one of the most-watched shows on DStv, and in the third week of March 2023, Uthando NeSthembu topped the DStv viewership charts.
Thobile then moved on to cement her celebrity status in February 2022, when she made a debut in the second season of The Real Housewives of Durban. Londie London and Jojo Robinson were among the new faces added to the reality show. Although Thobile Mseleku joined the popular reality series for her fans to get to know her as an individual outside her family, she received heavy criticism from viewers.
Thobile was said not to be a perfect fit for the show as many people thought that didn’t meet the luxurious standard set by the other ladies on the show. She was also said to be well-reserved and kept too much to herself. Consequently, viewers of RHODurban called for her not to return for the third season.
After the cast for The Real Housewives of Durban season 3 was revealed in January 2023, producers of the show explained that MaKhumalo didn’t return because she was hosting Ezomshado on Mzansi Wethu contrary to what was being rumored.
4. Business Ventures
In addition to her diverse roles in media, Thobile Mseleku is a hardworking businesswoman. She is said to own a beauty makeup saloon in Durban and also runs a transport and logistics company. Furthermore, Musa Mseleku’s wife is involved in some of her husband’s business. In 2017, Thanx Ma Productions, owned by Musa, launched Thanx Ma’s Family clothing collection in partnership with Place Men’s Boutique.
The business is reportedly thriving, and Thobile markets some of the products from the clothing line on social media.
Thobile Mseleku’s House
Thobile Mseleku’s house became a trending topic online following her debut on The Real Housewives of Durban. The house is located in a rural area called Umzumbe and features local artwork. Hence, viewers of the show backlashed MaKhumalo for not living in a luxury estate or suburbs like most of the cast members.
She was said not to be a right fit for the reality show known for its display of opulence and the glamorous lifestyle of Durban women. Thobile hit back at her critics, explaining that she was determined to stick to her roots and showcased her real life as the show producers wanted her to play the role of a rural lady who can adapt to the urban lifestyle.
She also disclosed that she has an apartment in Durban, but she chose to be authentic. Hence, she decided to showcase her home in a rural area on the reality show.