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Motlatsi Mafatshe Biography| Age, Early Life, Career, Filmography, Personal Life

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This is the biography of Motlatsi Mafatshe, he is a prominent South African actor, musician, director, and producer. He is renowned for his versatile contributions to various entertainment spheres, notably through his roles in acclaimed television series such as Isidingo and House of Zwide.

Motlatsi Mafatshe Age

He was born on the 3rd of November 1983 . As of 2023 he is 40 years old.

Motlatsi Mafatshe Biography

Motlatsi Mafatshe Biography (Image Credit: Instagram @tlatsi83)

Early Life

Born in Soweto, South Africa, Motlatsi Mafatshe hails from a family with a political background. His childhood aspirations leaned toward becoming a pilot, but circumstances led him to pursue his artistic inclinations. He enrolled at AFDA to refine his skills, specializing in musical direction.

Motlatsi Mafatshe Career

Motlatsi Mafatshe’s passion for acting ignited at a young age, sparked by a gift from his grandmother—a television set. The allure of the screen beckoned him, and he pursued his dream by studying film and acting. Mafatshe believes that his journey in the industry was not a mere coincidence but a result of his dedicated pursuit of knowledge and skill.

From his early years, Mafatshe felt a deep connection to the world of film and television. Eager to make his mark on the screen, he enrolled in a film and arts program in 2001, completing his studies and graduating in 2006. With his formal education behind him, he embarked on his professional career.

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Acting Debut and Recognition

Mafatshe’s first foray into acting came unexpectedly. While assisting a friend in directing a film, he found himself dissatisfied with one of the actor’s performances. Taking matters into his own hands, he stepped in and played the role himself. Despite lacking formal training in acting at the time, his natural talent shone through, garnering praise from those who witnessed his performance.

Driven by his determination, Mafatshe diligently pursued auditions, strategically positioning himself within the industry. He recalls a pivotal moment when he travelled from Limpopo to audition for a role on SABC3’s Isidingo, only to be informed that they were seeking extras at the time. Undeterred, he embraced the opportunity to audition for When We Were Black, impressing the director with his attitude and comedic talent. This led to his portrayal of Casper on the show, where he honed his acting skills and gained valuable experience.

Years later, Mafatshe received a call from his manager informing him that Isidingo was searching for new characters. Confident in his abilities, he approached the audition with charisma and authenticity. His portrayal of Sechaba Moloi captivated audiences for nine years, and he even joined the show’s directing team in 2018. His outstanding performance earned him the prestigious Outstanding Lead Actor award at the Third Royalty Soapie Awards in 2019.

Expanding Horizons

Mafatshe’s talent extends beyond Isidingo. He played the role of Wandile Dhlomo in the soccer drama Shooting Stars and co-produced the romantic comedy Love Lives Here in 2018. He has also made appearances in popular television series such as Backstage, Home Affairs,, Scandal!, Sokhulu & Partners, and Elalini. Notably, he starred in Netflix’s How To Ruin Christmas and BET’s Black Tax, showcasing his versatility as an actor.

Motlatsi Mafatshe Biography

Motlatsi Mafatshe Biography (Image Credit: Instagram @tlatsi83)

In addition to his work in the entertainment industry, Mafatshe is a musician and a farmer. With a multifaceted career that includes acting, directing, creative producing, and music, he continues to leave his mark on the South African entertainment landscape. Currently, he portrays the role of Molefe on House of Zwide, further solidifying his position as a talented and dedicated performer.

Motlatsi Mafatshe Filmography

Brothers in Arms: 1978-  as Dalgado

Wild at Heart- as David Kagona
 State of Violence- as Chappies

Karektas- as a celebrity Guest

Black Tax- as Nkanyiso

Bone of My Bones-  as Karabo Mohlala

Elalini- as Moses

Emoyeni-  as Zero

Hola Mpinji! -as Last Born

Home Affairs- as Kwazi

House of Zwide-  as Molefe

How to Ruin Christmas (The Wedding) -as Themba Twala

How to Ruin Christmas (The Funeral)-  as Themba Twala

I Love South Africa- as  Contestant

Isidingo- as Sechaba Moloi

It’s Complicated- as Thabang  as Tuks

Red Cake – Not the Cooking Show as Celebrity Guest

Shooting Stars-  as Wandile Dhlomo

Single Guyz-  as Taps

Sokhulu & Partners- as Litha Zwane

The Comedy Central Roast

The River- as Fose

Thuli noThulani- as Masego

uGugu no Andile- as Mxolisi

When We Were Black- as Casper

Zaziwa- as Himself 

Otelo Burning-as Blade

 Gog’ Helen as  Garbage boy

 Zama Zama as Benjamin

Personal Life

In November 2014, Motlatsi Mafatshe tied the knot with Millicent Nkangane, a fashion designer, whom he met in a church. The couple shares the joy of parenthood with two children.


A regrettable incident marred Mafatshe’s history when he was subjected to a violent attack by hip hop artist Thulani Ngcobo, also known as ‘Pitch Black Afro’, during the South African premiere party for the television movie Tsotsi. The altercation, instigated by a harmless inquiry about the artist’s next album release, resulted in physical assault and property damage. Despite the altercation, no charges were filed.

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