Mpumelelo Bhulose Biography: Wife, Age, Net Worth, Uzalo, Imbewu

Mpumelelo Bhulose (born 2 February 1972) is a South African actor and entrepreneur. He is best known for his role as a gangster and a self-made individual called Muzi Xulu on Uzalo, one of the most-watched telenovelas in South Africa.

Coupled with what makes him famous is his act of philanthropy. He is passionate about giving back to society and targets the younger generation. He boasts of decades of experience in the entertainment industry after joining in 1992.

The veteran actor is also credited as Franchot Mpumelelo Matthews. Among others, he is also popular for casting in Generations, Tshisa and Khululeka.

Talent speaks louder and for Bhulose, it has. The renowned actor has worked alongside other veteran and renowned actors. He has shared the screen with actors like Unathi, Sindi Dlathu, Joe Mafela, and Connie Chiume.

When he is not acting, he is doing business. Mpumelelo Bhulose owns a Midrand-based company called MPF Communications.

Mpumelelo Bhulose
Mpumelelo Bhulose is an actor, popular known for Uzalo in 2015 and Foreigner 2016.
Background Information
Full Name: Mpumelelo Bhulose
Other Names: Franchot Mpumelelo Matthews
Born: 2 February 1972 (age 49 years old)
Place of Birth: KwaMashu, Durban, Kwa-Zulu Natal
Ethnicity: Black
Nationality: South African
Parents: N/A
Baby Mama: Gugu Mlotshwa
Wife: Not Revealed
Children: N/A
Occupation: Actor • Entrepreneur
Net Worth: $150,000
Profile: InstagramTwitterFacebook

Early Life

Mpumelelo Bhulose was born on 2 February 1972 in KwaMashu, Durban, Kwa-Zulu Natal in South Africa. The discipline he underwent as he grew up has helped him attain a great height today.

Personal Life

Although Mpumelelo is a public figure, there are things he rather is cagey with. He has not said anything about his wife and children. Although in 2015, Channel 24 reported that the veteran actor was caught up in some baby mama drama.

The woman by the name Gugu Mlotshwa claimed that the veteran actor got her pregnant. After getting to know her pregnancy status, he insisted that she aborts the child. After the actor was asked to say something concerning the matter, he replied that he rather keep his personal life private.

In 2015, the actor made headlines for being involved in an accident. The accident which happened as he drove along Ballito in Durban left him with a few cuts and bruises.

He was lucky to escape a head-on collision accident. However, the other driver involved in the accident was arrested. He showed signs of intoxication.


Reports online covered that the veteran actor was fired from the television series Imbewu: The seed. He received a sack letter for being absent from many shoots.

He did not appear for three weeks nor did he explain to the production team. Other sources however covered that he left because of a row he had with fellow actors on the series.


Mpumelelo Bhulose is best known for starring Muzi Xulu, a gangster and self-made man, on the SABC1 telenovela Uzalo. He also was cast in the television series Generations, Tshisa, and Khululeka. 

Social Media

Mpumelelo Bhulose Instagram
Mpumelelo’s posts show that the renowned actor is living a rich and comfortable life and also helping the younger generation.

He is on social media and posts pictures about his work and lifestyle. Bhulose made known his zeal for philanthropy in his profile, according to him, he is passionate about empowering young minds. 

On Instagram, he shares pictures of kids happy and according to him, it makes him happy to see them smile. He shares moments and notable events that he witnessed. 

Net worth

According to the Online Application Form, Mpumelelo Bhulose is estimated to have a net worth of $150,000. His source of wealth is his career as an actor and entrepreneur.


The veteran actor has appeared in many television series and productions. He has played many roles in these productions.

  • Imbewu The Seed as Zimele “Ngcolosi” Bhengu
  • Greed & Desire as Xolani
  • Generations as Guest Star
  • Uzalo as Muzi Xulu
  • Tshisa as Sipho Sithole

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