Gugu Gumede biography, age, pictures, family & Mamlambo from Uzalo

Gugu Gumede (born on 10 December 1992 in KwaZulu Natal) is a South African actress. She is famous for her role as Mamlambo in Uzalo, a popular South African show.

The young lady has a passion for acting and also loves God, her family, and church.

She plays the role of Mamlambo in Uzalo, a South African Soap opera. Though the role she landed is opposite to her real-life personality, it may still share some similar characters with her.

Gugu loves God in the series and real-life and also a times get loud in a place she feels comfortable too.

Gugu Gumede Biography

She was born on 10 December 1992 in Kwazulu Natal to prominent South African parents. Her father, late Simon Hulumeni Gumede, served as a member of the KwaZulu-Natal Provincial Legislature.

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Her mother, Zanele kaMagwaza-Msibi, is the President of the National Freedom Party.


Gugu Gumede biography
Q & A with Gugu Gumede. Source: YouTube
NameGugu Gumede
Age27 years old
NationalitySouth African
Date of birth10 December 1992
Place of birthKwaZulu Natal
ParentsSimon Hulumeni Gumede and Zanele kaMagwaza-Msibi
Popular forHer role as Mamlambo in Uzalo


Her date of birth is on the 10th of December 1992 and the birthplace is in Kwa-Zulu Natal Province of South Africa. Gugu Gumede is 27 years old and celebrates her birthday every year on December 10.


Gugu was raised by her mother after her father was involved in a car accident in 2007 which claimed his life. The couple, her parents, shared a respectable relationship. 

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She also acknowledges sharing some of her mother’s characters. Her stubbornness and takes no nonsense from anyone.

She describes her family as an overly loving one but also is extremely sensitive. 


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When she decided to go into acting, trying to convince her mother did not come easy. Her mother rather wanted her to study Law and gave her full support. 

Gugu then began her studies on Acting and Drama at the American Academy of Dramatic Arts in Los Angeles. She came back to her fatherland, South Africa, in 2013.

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Following her return, she landed a starring role as Mandisa in Generations.

Mamlambo from Uzalo

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She portrays the role of Mamlambo in Uzalo which is the most-watched telenovela in South Africa today.

The name Mamlambo translates to the goddess of rivers and is most times is described to be a snake-like creature. This South African deity is based on Zulu mythology.

In the show, she plays as an assertive, bold, gossip, man snatching, and loud-mouthed. 

The only similarity between her character, Mamlambo and her real self, Gugu, shares is the love for God and church.



Gugu is very beautiful no one can argue on that. She shares pictures on Instagram about herself and works. Here are pictures that prove her undeniable beauty.

Private life

The young lady portrays the role of a middle-aged woman in the popular series, but you will be shocked to meet a woman in her 20s.

The actress is sweet, private and passionate about her acting career. She loves God and is dedicated to church and her spiritual father is 

Gugu Gumede is a sweet, private and passionate actress that loves God and her spiritual father is pastor Alph Lukaku.


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