Tsholo Matshaba AKA Maria from House of Zwide life, career, children and more

Tsholo Matshaba full name Tsholofelo Matshaba is a South African actress who was born on July 4, 1983. She currently plays Maria on House of Zwide. However, she is most famous for playing Meme on Muvhango.

The actress has made numerous theater and television appearances. In this article we will look into her life, career, marriege and controversies.

Biography of Tsholo Matshaba

A picture of Tsholo Matshaba who plays Maria on House of Zwide
A picture of Tsholo Matshaba who plays Maria on House of Zwide

Full name: Tsholofelo Matshaba Monedi
Date of birth: 4 July 1983 (40 years)
Place of birth: Mabopane, Pretoria, South Africa
Education: Tshwane University of Technology
Height: 1.63m
Occupation: Actress and Voice over artist
Known for: Maria on House of Zwide, Meme on Muvhango
Net worth: $800,000
Nationality: South African

Early life

Tsholofelo Matshaba, who was born on July 4th, 1983, is a native of Tshwane’s Mabopane Township. So, she is 40 years old as of 2023. However, she hasn’t shared much of her earlier life or family history.

Education of Tsholo Matshaba

In the year 2002, Matshaba enrolled at Tshwane University of Technology. In 2004, she received her National Certificate in Musical Theatre.

Personal life

On Saturday, December 27, 2014, in Ramokokastad, Tsholofelo Matshaba wed Chris Matshaba. At Motsweding FM, her husband was a DJ and radio host.

Her spouse lost his battle with illness in 2018, and they were married for just three years. She resides in Johannesburg at the moment.

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Life after losing her husband

On the SABC 2 Muvhango, Tsholofelo dated fellow actor Dingaan Mokebe, who played James. They began their real lives after portraying love roles on television.

She got pregnant while they were dating and gave birth to a daughter with Dingaan. Both parties made accusations and assertions as their romantic relationship came to an ugly end in public.

Tsholofelo said the marriage was abusive, whilst Dingaan asserted the actress refused him visitation rights to their child.

Career of Tsholo Matshaba

Her role as the cunning gold-digger Meme in the SABC2 soap series Muvhango is well-known. In South Africa, she has appeared in more than fifteen television programs.

Tsholofelo has had leading roles in a number of television shows, including the SABC2 sitcom Skwizas. She portrayed Mmane’s obstinate, disobedient niece, who was portrayed by Lillian Dube.

She portrayed Molahlegi in Skeem Saam, a SABC 1 drama soap opera, during its fourth season in 2015.

Tsholofelo portrayed the title role of Keneilwe in the SABC2 family drama series Mamello in August 2015. Her persona was an aspiring educator who transferred to a different school. She develops feelings for an instructor at the same institution.

In the Mzansi Magic telenovela The Throne, the actress portrayed the queen’s younger sister Odirile in the lead role.


According to sources, the actress is around 1.63m tall. Meaning, she’s of slightly above the average height of a South African woman. Which is between 1.55m to 1.6m.

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Net worth

Tsholofelo Matshaba has a long history in the film and television industries. She has been an actress in numerous television shows, which has helped to support her financial situation. As of March 2023, she was valued $800 000.

Social media

She is on Instagram and Twitter. With over 250k followers on Instagram and 85k followers on Twitter respectively. She shares most of her pictures on Instagram and thoughts on Twitter.



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