Matshepo Maleme Biography

Matshepo Maleme: A Detailed Biography

Matshepo Maleme is a highly acclaimed actress from South Africa, currently captivating audiences with her portrayal of Rea on the popular show, House of Zwide. Balancing her demanding career with her role as a mother, many are intrigued by how she manages to excel in both areas. As she continues to inspire through her various roles, let’s delve deeper into her life and career.

Personal Profile

Full Name: Matshepo Maleme

Date of Birth: 23rd August 1980

Age: 42 years

Birthplace: South Africa

Profession: Actress

Net Worth: R450 000

Career Journey

Matshepo Maleme made her acting debut in 1997, showcasing her exceptional skills and proving herself as a master of her craft. Her talent did not go unnoticed, and she soon began to secure both cameo and starring roles in various productions.

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In recognition of her unparalleled talent, Maleme was awarded the South African Film and Television Award (SAFTA) for Best Supporting Actress in 2013. In the same year, she also received the Nigeria Entertainment Award for Best Pan African Actress.


Throughout her career, Maleme has appeared in a variety of roles across numerous shows, including:

  • Muvhango as Mapule
  • Scandal! as Sheila
  • After 9 as Bokang
  • Night Drive as Tumi
  • A Million Colors as Busi
  • Inkaba as Thuli
  • Isibaya as Miriam
  • Gold Diggers as Cat
  • Imposter as Linda
  • Skeem Saam as Zandi Maphosa
  • Emoyeni as Thoko
  • Housekeepers as Eunice
  • Isithembiso as Benjemina
  • House of Zwide as Rea Molapo

Role in House of Zwide

In House of Zwide, Maleme plays the character of Rea, a dedicated wife and mother who is also an excellent homemaker. The discovery of her husband’s dark past shatters Rea to the point where she decides to forget her love for him. It remains to be seen whether she will ever move on from her husband’s betrayal or if Isaac will remain estranged from his family.

Personal Life

Despite being a proud mother of two, Maleme keeps her marital life private. She is known to be married, but she has also shared her experiences with an abusive partner in the past. At the tender age of 17, she battled depression. Despite these challenges, Maleme chose to give love and family another chance, and she continues to thrive.

Net Worth

With numerous accolades to her name, it’s no surprise that Maleme has achieved significant financial success. With a net worth of R450 000, she continues to break barriers. Her modeling and acting gigs contribute to her income, ensuring a steady flow of earnings.

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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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