Makazole Mapimpi Biography, Age, Girlfriend, Springbok & Family

Makazole Mapimpi is a South African rugby union player for the South African team. He was born on July 26, 1990, in Mdantsane. He also plays as a winger for the Sharks in Super Rugby.

Makazole Mapimpi biography
Mapimpi in action during the Super Rugby match between Cell C Sharks and Emirates Lion on May 25, 2019.


He was born on July 26, 1990, in Mdantsane, as of 2019, Makazole Mapimpi is 29 years old.


Mapimpi did not have the opportunity to school at one of South Africa’s ‘Springbok factories’. He attended Jim Mvabasa Senior Secondary School in King Williams Town.

“It means a lot for me because I’m coming from a long way. I’m blessed. I’m from the rural areas,” Mapimpi said.

 “I didn’t make the South Africa schools (team). It means a lot for me, but also for boys from rural areas, the boys who didn’t go to private schools.

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 “This is a big achievement for me, it’s my first World Cup and I win the World Cup.”


He was a member of the Border U19 team in 2009 and also among the amateur club players brought into the Border Bulldogs provincial set-up in 2014.

In preparation for the 2014 Vodacom Cup competition, he made it into their squad. Mapimpi made his first appearance in his team’s opening match against Sharks XV.

Although his team, Border, lost to Sharks XV, Mapimpi sealed his debut appearance with some minutes into the second half.

Mapimpi began the remaining four matches in the competition as he scored his third try of the campaign in the match against the SWD Eagles.

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He was the star performer in their final match of the season against the Boland Cavaliers in Alice. In the match, he scored a hat-trick of tries.

Mapimpi also scored a try three minutes from the end of the Border Bulldogs’ first match of the 2015 Currie Cup qualification tournament.

Free State Cheetahs

In 2017, the Free State Cheetahs made a public announcement on their contract with Mapimpi to end at the end of the 2018 season.


At 27, he had his first performance for the Springboks in a match against Wales in Washington, D.C in June 2018.

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His team won the 2019 Rugby World Cup with Siya Kolisi as the team captain. Mapimpi scored a total of 6 tries which include two in the quarter-final against Japan and one in the final against England.

Mapimpi made history as the first player of Springboks to score a try in a Rugby World Cup final. The team former wins were without tries.


Makazole Mapimpi is engaged to long-time girlfriend, Hazel Khoba.


He lost his mother who was identified as Eunice, to a road accident. Zukiswa, his sister, was a nurse also died of brain illness and his brother, Zolani, died of injuries sustained from electric shock as he stole electric cables.

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