Buyile Mdladla Biography

Buyile Mdladla Biography

Buyile Mdladla, born in 1975, is a renowned South African actor, presenter, and pastor. He has made significant contributions to the South African entertainment industry and religious community.

Early Life and Education

Born in a small village outside Ladysmith, KwaZulu-Natal, Buyile Mdladla spent his early years on his grandfather’s farm, engaging in crop farming and livestock rearing. It was during his seventh standard that he discovered his passion for acting.

After completing high school, Buyile pursued his interest in acting at the Wits School of Dramatic Art.

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Career Highlights

Acting Career

In his final year at the university, Buyile portrayed the US jazz saxophonist Charlie “Yardbird” Parker. His talent was soon recognized by an agent, leading to his appearance in the soap opera Generations and the youth magazine program on SABC1, Electric Workshop.

Buyile’s acting career flourished as he took on diverse roles in various TV series. He played Walter Sontonga in season one of Wounds Season, Mongi in season two of Zabalaza, and Melusi “Mel” Luthuli in the SABC1 mini-series adaptation of Shakespeare’s King Lear, Izingane zoBaba.

In 2013, he portrayed Tumelo Mojalefa, the youngest son of Phatudi Mojalefa, in the SABC2 soap opera Muvhango. His other notable roles include Mandla in Broken Vows, Themba Biko in Family Secrets, Phillip Moloi in Geraamtes in die Kas, and Percy Zondo in Greed & Desire.

Presenting Career

In addition to acting, Buyile is also known for his presenting skills. He hosted the Live Lotto Draw and co-hosted the SABC2 broadcast show Spirit Sundae. He is most famous for his role as Prince in season three of the SABC3 TV drama series Hard Copy.

Personal Life

Buyile Mdladla was previously married to Carol Mdladla. However, the marriage ended due to allegations of physical abuse and extramarital affairs. Carol accused Buyile of having an affair with a top Generations actress. The couple had been together for thirteen years and had a child named Bathiyane.

Buyile is currently married to Pastor Gomoditswe Mdladla.

Religious Contributions

Buyile is an ordained Pastor and founder of Redemption Ministries International Church. He and his wife run the Midrand-based church, contributing significantly to the religious community.

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Net Worth

Buyile Mdladla, along with his wife, has made substantial investments in real estate, retail, and farming. As of September 2024, their net worth is estimated to be R245 million according to Savannah News.


  • Broken Vows as Mandla
  • Family Secrets as Themba Biko
  • Geraamtes in die Kas as Phillip Moloi
  • Greed & Desire as Percy Zondo
  • Hard Copy as Prince Modise
  • Housekeepers as Odwa Kau
  • Ingoma as Leo Black
  • Isibaya as Solom’zi
  • Izingane zoBaba as Melusi Luthuli
  • Jacob’s Cross as Pilot
  • Muvhango as Tumelo Mojalefa
  • Mzansi Love as Vuyo
  • Sokhulu & Partners as Vuyile
  • Soul City as Dr Mthiyane
  • Spirit Sundae as Host
  • Task Force as Graeme Armitage
  • The Alliance as Max Moyo
  • The Road as Eugene
  • Those Who Can’t as Inspector Nkosi
  • Uzalo as Mthambisi Phakathi
  • Wounds as Walter Sontonga
  • Zabalaza as Mongi

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By Shamiso Miracle

Shamiso Miracle completed her degree in journalism and media studies at the University of Zimbabwe before honing her skills at Savanna News. She then went on to work at iHarare News, becoming a voice for everyday SA citizens who wanted to share their stories. When she's not writing news that entertains and inspires ,Shamiso is an avid reader and a wellness bunny.

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