Gabisile Tshabalala Biography

Gabisile Tshabalala Biography

Gabisile Tshabalala is a familiar face on South African television, known for her roles as a presenter, actress, and singer. This article delves into her life, family, and net worth.

Profile Summary

Full Name: Gabisile Tshabalala
Date of Birth: 2 June 1990
Place of Birth: Soshanguve, Pretoria
Zodiac Sign: Gemini
Age: 32 years (as of September 2022)
Nationality: South African
Profession: Actress, TV Presenter, Singer
Production Company: Galibu productions
Eye Colour: Black
Hair Colour: Black
Sexual Orientation: Straight
Marital Status: Married
Husband: Sacha Maswa Kongolo
Children: 5 (3 adopted, 2 biological)
Instagram: @gabisilet
Twitter: @Gabisiletshaba

Early Life and Education

Gabisile Tshabalala was born and raised in Soshanguve, Pretoria by her grandparents. Her parents were absent during her early years, but her mother reentered her life during her elementary school years after remarrying. Gabisile has four siblings, although information about them is scarce.

Despite attending high school, Gabisile was more interested in extracurricular activities such as dancing, sports, and cheerleading. After graduation, she trained as an air hostess at ATS Helicopters.

Acting Career

Gabisile’s acting career took off after she landed her first role as Pinkie Mojeki in the SABC2 drama series Hola Mpinji. Her performance caught the attention of producers, leading to her casting as Sylvia in the TV show Intersexions in 2011. She later landed the role of Gontse in Scandal!

Departure from Scandal!

Gabisile’s departure from Scandal! left fans confused as she did not announce her exit. Speculations arose that she was fired due to her pregnancy. However, two years later, she revealed that she left the show to focus on motherhood.

Other Works

In addition to Scandal! and Hola Mpinji, Gabisile has starred in several other projects, including:

  • Losing Lerato
  • Fallen s1
  • Kota Life Crisis s1
  • Mzansi Love s2
  • The Black Door s1
  • Single Guyz s1
  • Intersexions s1

Personal Life

Gabisile is married to Sacha Maswa Kongolo and they have five children together, three of whom are adopted. Despite being active on social media, she keeps her personal life private.

Net Worth

With a successful career in acting, presenting, and singing, Gabisile has amassed a net worth of R500 000.

Gabisile Tshabalala is a well-known South African celebrity, recognized for her work as an actress, TV presenter, and singer. She was also a professional boxer earlier in her career. This article provides a detailed account of her life, including her net worth, online presence, marital status, and family.

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Online Presence

Gabisile Tshabalala maintains an active online presence, particularly on social media, due to her involvement in the entertainment industry. She hosts her show, Around Africa with Gabi, on Instagram Live under her own production company, Gabilu Productions.

In addition to Instagram, Gabisile has expressed interest in YouTube. She is producing a show on this platform known as Rylics, a humorous program that focuses on misheard song lyrics.

Marital Status

Gabisile Tshabalala has been married twice. Unfortunately, her first marriage did not work out, and the couple divorced. She is now happily married to her second husband.


Gabisile Tshabalala is married to Sacha Maswa Kongolo. The couple met on the set of Scandal!, where Sacha was working as a security guard. Their relationship blossomed, and they tied the knot in 2015 in Mzansi.

Two years later, the couple traveled to the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), Sacha’s home country, and held a small ceremony to celebrate their union. Today, Sacha owns a security company that offers services such as camera installations, guarding staff, and bodyguarding.


Gabisile Tshabalala is a mother of five children. She revealed in an interview that although she recently welcomed her biological children, she had already become a mother to her three adopted children. These were Sacha’s children from previous relationships.

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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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