Themba Nofemele Biography

Themba Nofemele Biography

Ranthumeng Muvhango is a fictional character from the popular SABC 2 soap opera, Muvhango. He is portrayed as a retired Bee businessman married to Thandaza. The character was initially played by Themba Nofemele and later by Brian Temba, a South African actor and singer.

Personal Information

Basic Details

  • Full Name: Themba Nofemele
  • Famous As: Ranthumeng Muvhango
  • Gender: Male
  • Date of Birth: 20th May 1978
  • Age: 44 years old (as of 2022)
  • Place of Birth: Bloemfontein, Gauteng, South Africa
  • Current Residence: Randburg, South Africa
  • Nationality: South African
  • Ethnicity: Black
  • Religion: Christianity
  • Sexuality: Straight
  • Eye Colour: Brown
  • Hair Colour: Black/ bald
  • Marital Status: Married
  • Children: 1
  • Profession: Actor
  • Net Worth: R1 million

Background Information

Themba Nofemele was born in Bloemfontein, South Africa, on 20th May 1978. He grew up in the same town with his parents, whose names are unknown. He completed his education in the local schools in his area until he finished in the 1990s. He later moved to Johannesburg to settle for a few years before finally settling in his current residence in Randburg.


Themba Nofemele started his acting career with his first television debut in 2006 as Tyson in the SABC 1 drama series Tshisa. He won a talent search competition which eventually gave him the role of Ranthumeng in Muvhango from 2010 to 2013. Before this, he guest appeared in TV series like Generation, Rhythmic City, and Backstage. The actor has appeared in more than 20 television shows during his active acting career. Some of Themba Nofemele’s movies and TV shows are as follows:

  • Tshisa (season one)
  • Muvhango (season one)
  • Unmarried (season one)
  • Imposter (season one)
  • Makoti (season one)
  • The Docket (season one)
  • The River (season one)
  • The Herd (seasons one and two)
  • Mfolozi Street (season two)
  • Isibaya (season four)

Apart from acting, Themba Nofemele is a dancer, choreographer, DJ, and MC. His choreographic skills made him recognised when he joined the SABC 1 reality competition show So You Think You Can Dance as one of the season 3 judges.

Also read: Brian Temba Biography: Age, Career, Education, Wife & Net Worth

Personal Life

The actor keeps his family and private life away from the public. But then, the news of Themba Nofemele’s wife stabbing him revealed he was married. This was a big shock to his fans, though he was treated at Olivedale Netcare hospital. Nevertheless, he later debunked the allegations against his wife, linking the attack to an attempted failed hijack. So, who is his wife? Her name is unknown, but they have a daughter.

Who Played Ranthumeng on Muvhango?

Popular R and B singer Brian Temba played Ranthumeng on Muvhango. Brian is an actor, performer, singer, songwriter, and producer. He speaks four languages and is popular for his role as Simba in the West End musical The Lion King from 2003 to 2008. He later left the role of Ranthumeng in 2018 to face his career in music and has released various songs.

Brian Temba was born on 9th December 1977 in the Eastern Cape province. He will be 45 years in 2022.

Themba Nofemele was the first Ranthumeng on Muvhango. He got the role in 2010 but later left in 2013. He claimed that he left because his work with fellow actors deteriorated.

Net Worth

Themba Nofemele, a renowned actor, has accumulated a substantial net worth through his acting career. As reported by Savanna News, his net worth is estimated to be around R1 million. His primary source of income is his acting career, which has been successful and lucrative.

Career Impact: The Role of Ranthumeng Muvhango
Themba Nofemele’s portrayal of the character Ranthumeng Muvhango in the popular drama series Muvhango has significantly contributed to his fame and success. This character was one of the audience’s favourites in the series, and its impact continues to resonate with viewers.

Even after the series, the main actors, including Nofemele, are still associated with their roles in real life. In fact, they are best known in the country for their characters in the series, demonstrating the lasting impact of their performances. The character of Ranthumeng Muvhango, in particular, continues to be a significant part of Nofemele’s identity as an actor. This association underscores the influence of his acting career on his public image and financial success.

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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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