Melusi Mbele biography – Jojo from Scandal’s real-life story

Melusi Mbele, a 41-year-old South African presenter, motivational speaker, businessman, and actor best known for playing Zolani on Rhythm City, was born on November 23, 1982. (a soapie which was later replaced by House of Zwide). In addition, he portrays Jojo on Scandal

Biography Profile of Melusi Mbele

Image of Melusi Mbele as Jojo on Scandal etv
Image of Melusi Mbele as Jojo on Scandal etv

Full name: Melusi Mbele
Gender: Male
Date of birth: 23 November 1982 (age-41)
Place of birth: Durban, KZN, South Africa
Children: 1
Occupation: Actor, Businessman and Presenter
Known as: Zolani from Rhythm City and Jojo from Scandal
Height: 1.72m
Instagram: @melusimbele
Nationality: South African

Personal life of Melusi Mbele

Actor and businessman Melusi Mbele was born in South Africa. After being chosen to play Zolani on Rhythm City, he became well-known. Prior to enrolling at Icesa City Campus in Durban to study radio production, he attended Mount View Secondary School.

He had trouble finding work after graduating from Icesa and eventually went into construction. In preparation for the 2010 World Cup, he finished little jobs on construction sites by building roads and bridges.

Melusi Mbele and his real life wife Andiswa who've been together since 2015
Melusi Mbele and his real life wife Andiswa who’ve been together since 2015

He worked at a call center after that. He was listed as a taken man in 2015 due to the fact that he was engaged to his girlfriend Andiswa Maqungo. They both have a daughter together.

Acting career of Melusi Mbele

Currently he plays Jojo Khubeka on etv's Scandal
Currently he plays Jojo Khubeka on etv’s Scandal

On Isidingo, Muvhango, Soul City, and Rhythm City, Melusi Mbele had a role. On Soul City, he played the conniving, arrogant, and seductive womanizer Vuyo. He was nominated for a 2019 SAFTA Award for Best Supporting Actor – TV Soap for his role as Bekhumuzi on Isibaya.

Mbele was really appreciative of the nomination and didn’t care who won because he felt it would open opportunities for him. Mbele additionally portrayed Zolani on Rhythm City (a soapie which was replaced by House of Zwide).

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Muvhango and Scandal!

After playing Zolani, he was chosen to play the reclusive Dumi Hadebe in the SABC soap opera Muvhango. He was then cast as Jojo on Scandal! etv in 2021. (the first born son who knows all the family secrets). Together with Sandile Nodangala, Fana Mokoena, Sihle Ndaba, Robert Mpitsi, and Wendy Gumede, he was a member of the new cast.

He played Zolani on Rhythm City
He played Zolani on Rhythm City

Which debuted on September 3, 2021. One of the top 10 competitors in the first Class Act reality TV competition was Mbele. Despite the fact that he came in last, the competition gave him more opportunities in the acting world. ²

Filmography in Television

TV series – character – season

  • Rhythm City – Zolani – unknown
  • Isibaya – Bekhumuzi – unknown
  • Soul City – Vuyo – unknown
  • Muvhango – Dumi Hadebe – unknown
  • Scandal etv – Jojo – unknown

Salary and Net worth

Mbele is quite wealthy according to our research. The actor is not just a thespian, he’s also a businessman and owns quite the collection of vehicles. According to our current estimates at, we believe that he’s worth about $1.5 million. A figure we believe by now he’s above through his businesses and work on television as an actor.

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According to our estimates at, we believe that Melusi Mbele must have a Height of about 172cm or 1.72m. Mbele is a very active person and spends his fair share of time at the gym and exercising to stay in shape.

Social media

You can find Melusi Mbele on social media @melusimbele on Instagram and for his email contacts. Thus far we don’t know his agency. So, it would be tricky getting to him through his agency.