Often referred to as “The Nation’s Sweetheart” Thobile Mseleku has become an instant overnight sensation and is perhaps more famously known as ‘MaKhumalo’ from the hit reality television show, Uthando neSthembu.
The record breaking show which is showcased on DSTV’s Msansi Magic’s, is set to hit South African television screens with the much anticipated Season 3 scheduled to roll out early into the New Year, leaving many of her fans eagerly waiting to see what MaKhumalo has in store for them in the next round.
But MaKhumalo reminds us that although she has been blessed with resounding success and stardom, her achievements are attributed to hard work, dedication, determination and drive. What strikes us instantly when you first meet Thobile is her ability to make everyone feel welcome, she truly wears her heart on her sleeve and her fun loving attitude toward reaching her goals and dreams instantly sets her apart from the crowd.
Never one to take life too seriously and always mindful that she has been blessed with God given talent, Thobile integrally understands that inspiration and tenacity determines ones success and when hardship or struggle presents itself as it inevitably will from time to time throughout life’s journey, the will to succeed most often determines the outcome.
The Lower South Coast of Kwa Zulu Natal has been home to Thobile Khumalo all of her life and having grown up in a loving and stable home environment, her sense of ‘family’ has no doubt set the tone and aided her in her ability to navigate a Traditional African polygamous marriage to her husband – Musa Mseleku, of which she is one of his four beautiful and of course, now famous wives.
Having matriculated from Mdlangaswa High School and married at a fairly young age, she began her working career within a Government Department and gained valuable, hands-on experience of how the business world works, what it takes as a female to succeed over our male counterparts, and that when opportunity knocks you need to be brave enough to seize it with both hands.