Melusi Mbele biography – Jojo on Scandal


Melusi Mbele, born on 23 November 1982, is a 39 year old South African presenter, motivational speaker, businessman and actor best known for playing Zolani on Rhythm City (a soapie which was later replaced by House of Zwide). He also plays Jojo on Scandal etv.

Biography Profile

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

Full name: Melusi Mbele
Gender: Male
Date of birth: 23 November 1982 (age-39)
Place of birth: Durban, KZN, South Africa
Nationality: South African
Children: 1
Occupation: Actor, Businessman and Presenter
Known as: Zolani from Rhythm City and Jojo from Scandal
Contact details
Instagram: @melusimbele

Personal life of Melusi Mbele

Image of Melusi Mbele as Jojo on Scandal etv
Melu Mbelei

Melusi Mbele is a South African born actor and businessman. He came to fame after being casted on Rhythm City as Zolani. He attended Mount View Secondary School then studied broadcasting production at Icesa City Campus in Durban. After graduating from Icesa he was faced with a backlash of not finding a job so he turned to construction. He did small jobs on sites, building roads and bridges in preparation for the 2010 World Cup. He later worked in a call centre. In 2015 he was reported as a taken man because he was engaged to his girlfriend Andiswa Maqungo. ¹

Acting career of Melusi Mbele

Jojo to be played by Melusi Mbele on Scandal
Jojo to be played by Melusi Mbele on Scandal.

Melusi Mbele acted on Isidingo, Muvhango, Soul City and Rhythm City. He portrayed Vuyo on Soul City, a deceitful, swaggering and enticing womaniser. And played Bekhumuzi on Isibaya a character he was nominated for Best Supporting actor – TV soap for SAFTA awards 2019. Mbele was very grateful for this nomination without caring about winning because he knew it would open doors for him. Mbele also played the character of Zolani on Rhythm City (a soapie which was replaced by House of Zwide).

After playing Zolani he was casted on the SABC soapie Muvhango, portraying the role of the introverted Dumi Hadebe. Then in 2021 he was casted on Scandal! etv as Jojo (the first born son who knows all the family secrets). He was alongside the new cast (which includes Sandile Nodangala, Fana Mokoena, Sihle Ndaba, Robert Mpitsi and Wendy Gumede) which started to appear on 3 September 2021. Mbele was one of the 10 finalists of the first Class Act reality TV competition. Though he didn’t win the competition, it actually opened more doors for him in the acting industry. ²



TV series – character – season

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

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  • […] He is known as Zolani in Rhythm City, Bekhumuzi in Isibaya, Vuyo in Soul City, Dumi Hadebe in Muvhango. Melusi also plays the role of Sizwe in a new Showmax movie called Umakoti Wethu. Currently, he has been added as Jojo Kubeka to the Scandal cast. In High School, he and his friends produced and acted in a play that they took around Verulam. People reacted with tears and standing ovations. Melusi Mbele was a South African Film and Television Awards Golden Horn Nominee for Best Supporting Actor in 2019 for his role in Isibaya as Bekhumuzi.[1] […]

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