Makhumalo Mseleku (born on February 22nd, 1989) is a 34-year-old reality TV star, radio, TV personality, and the third wife of Musa Mseleku, a popular South African polygamist and businessman.
Though well-known for her appearances in her husband’s reality TV series titled Uthando Nesthembu, Makhumalo has accentuated her height of fame with appearances in the Showmax reality TV show, The Real Housewives of Durban. She has also hosted a talk show, Igumbi Lamakhosikazi, on SABC1.
How Old Is Makhumalo Mseleku?
Makhumalo Mseleku is 34 years old. She was born on February 22nd, 1989, in KwaZulu-Natal. Hence, her zodiac sign is Pisces. With her husband’s birth year being 1975, Makhumalo is 14 years younger than him.
Despite being married to a wealthy man, the Zulu native works hard to establish herself in the media industry. At 34, she has made a name as a radio presenter, reality TV personality, and talk-show host.
Is Makhumalo Mseleku the Same Person as Thobile Mseleku?
Yes, Makhumalo Mseleku is also known as Thobile Mseleku. Her full name is Thobile Makhumalo Mseleku. She is a Zulu native, and her parents are Khumalo and MaMdunge. She has two sisters; Samkelsiwe and Phiwokhule Khumalo, and they often hang out together.
Coming from a deep rural area, the RHODurban actress refers to herself as a rural girl who has adjusted to the urban lifestyle and maintains a balance between both.
Makhumalo Mseleku’s Role in Uthando Nesthembu Shot Her to Fame
In May 2017, Makhumalo Mseleku and her co-wives started featuring in her husband’s reality TV series titled Uthando Nesthembu.
Married to four wives, Musa Mseleku shares his polygamous life with the public on the show, and it’s presently in its sixth season. Having been on the reality TV show for many years, Makhumalo became famous in Mzansi.
Uthando Nesthembu airs on Mzansi Magic. And it’s one of the highly-rated DStv shows. Musa Mseleku‘s third wife additionally features in another of his show titled, Mnakwethu, which equally focuses on polygamy.
Makhumalo and Musa Mseleku Had Their Traditional Wedding in 2022
Before Makhumalo Mseleku and her husband started dating, they had already known each other for some time. The businessman picked interest in her when she was very young. Although he made his intentions of dating Makhumalo known to her at the time, it took her years to accept.
After staying married for some years, Musa Mseleku and his third had their umembeso in September 2022 at a private venue in Mzumbe, KwaZulu-Natal. The traditional Zulu ceremony forms part of lobola negotiations. It was attended by a few guests, who were reportedly barred from taking photographs as the traditional wedding ceremony featured in season 6 of Uthando Nesthembu.
Speaking about being in a polygamous marriage, Thobile Mseleku said that she didn’t choose polygamy, but polygamy chose her. Though she never wished for it, it happened that the man she fell in love with is polygamous.
Does Makhumalo Mseleku Have a Child?
Makhumalo Mseleku doesn’t have a biological child but has been a foster mother to her husband’s daughter named Mpilo Mseleku. She started looking after her stepdaughter when she was little, and now the two have developed a tight bond.
In the past few years, Musa Mseleku has been backlashed for not helping Makhumalo conceive a child through Western methods like in vitro fertilization. He, however, made it clear that his family first subscribe to African tradition.
Thus, they do things that align with their ancestors or spiritual ways. Nevertheless, he stated that he is not completely rejecting Western methods.
Makhumalo Mseleku’s Net Worth
Thobile Makhumalo Mseleku reportedly has a net worth estimated between $100,000 and $500,000. Although how much she earns from her role in her husband’s TV shows is still under wraps, the 34-year-old works really hard to gain her own financial stability.
When accused of marrying her husband for his money, Makhumalo Mseleku went on Facebook Live to rubbish the claims. It was then she revealed that she works very hard for her money and doesn’t know how to ask for money from her husband. Over the years, Musa Mseleku’s third wife has carried out diverse roles in the media.
She works as a radio presenter on Vuma FM. Also, she co-hosted a talk show titled Igumbi Lamakhosikazi along with her co-wives on SABC1. Later in January 2023, she launched another relationship talk show, Ezomshado, on Mzansi Wethu. She co-hosts the show with her husband’s first wife, Busisiwe “MaCele” Mseleku.
Furthermore, Makhumalo has increased her fortune with her appearances in the popular reality TV series, The Real Housewives of Durban. She debuted on the show in the second season premiered on January 28, 2022.