Fezile Mpela award

Mpela has had leading roles in Mzansi, Generations, 7de Laan, Song Vir Katryn, Molofish II and Isidingo.


Fezile Mpela (born November 16, 1973) is a South African actor and television presenter. He is best known for playing Vusi in season one of the SABC1 drama series Mzansi. The actor also played Sello in the SABC2 soap opera 7de Laan.

Fezile Mpela
Fezile Mpela biography
Fezile Mpela is an actor and television presenter well known for his leading role as Vusi in the SABC1 drama series Mzansi.
Quick Facts
Full Name:Fezile Mpela
Other names:Fuzzy
Born:November 16, 1973 (age 49 years old)
Place of Birth:Krugersdorp, South Africa
Nationality:South African
Alma mater:Tshwane University of Technology
Spouse:Marilyn Natasha (2014-2018)
Occupation:Actor, singer, voice artist, presenter, MC
Years active:1992–date
Height:5 feet 7 inches (1.70m)

Early Life

Fezile Mpela was born on November 16, 1973, in the mining city of Krugersdorp in the West Rand, Gauteng Province.


Fezile Mpela holds a degree in drama from the Tshwane University of Technology (formerly Pretoria Technikon).


In 1994, he became a continuity presenter at the pay television channel M-Net. He has acted in many television series like Mzansi, Generations, 7de Laan, Song Vir Katryn, Molofish II, and Isidingo.

Mpela had major roles in other shows like Vive La Difference, Going Up, Homelands, Gaabo Motho, Fela’s TV, Soul City, and Kelebone.

Apart from acting, he is a host and appeared in the SABC2 broadcast cooking show Ready Steady Cook. He was behind the show for the South African version of the international cooking show from 2003-2004.

His film credits are worth mentioning. The actor appeared in Drum, The Lion King, and Born Free 2. In 2006, he landed roles in the made-for-TV movies Coup! and Folge deinem Herzen.

The actor is an established theatre actor also and has performed in many shows as:

  • Songs and Tales from Africa
  • Kapt’uit op Afrikaans
  • Joseph and the Amazing Technicolour Dreamcoat
  • Too Many Cooks
  • Museum of Modern Mistakes
  • The Blacks
  • Roses and Angels
  • Private Venture.

In 1994, he hosted the prestigious event, The All Africa Film Awards. Other notable events include the Loerie Awards, The SAMA Awards (2005), and Mr. and Mrs. Pretoria.

Fezile Mpela has hosted many events for M-Net. He played Vusi, a lead role, in season one of Mzansi, in 2005. In 2007, he landed the role of Paulus Tshukudu in the SABC2 dramedy Andries Plak.

The actor played a starring role in 2008 in an episode of the SABC1 drama series Mtunzini.com. He played a BEE Tycoon, restauranteur, and womanizer Prosper Baloyi suspected of killing a nanny.

In the SABC1 mini-series adaptation of Shakespeare’s King Lear, Izingane zoBaba, Fezile played Lucky in 2008. He hosted the SABC2 game show Where Were You? in the same year.

In May 2009, he narrated season one of the South African version of the genealogy documentary series Who Do You Think You Are? on SABC2.

Fezile played the corrupt mayor Malusi in the SABC1 drama series Intsika in 2011. He is also a voice-over artist and voiced for MasterChef South Africa, an M-Net reality competition series MasterChef South Africa, in 2013.

Still, in 2013, he played the starring role of David’s childhood friend, Thato “TT” Mgale, in the SABC3 drama series High Rollers.

Personal Life

Fezile Mpela married Marilyn Natasha in 2014. After four years of marriage, they divorced in 2018.

His ex-wife committed suicide by hanging herself in her parental home in Rabie Ridge, Tembisa, in Gauteng, early on a Friday morning in October 2019. The actor stands as tall as 5 feet 7 inches (1.70m).


  1. 4Play: Sex Tips for Girls as Vincent
  2. 7de Laan as Sello
  3. Andries Plak as Paulus Tshukudu
  4. Bloedbroers as Abraham Mphubani
  5. Celebrity MasterChef South Africa as Voice Over Artist
  6. City Ses’la as Justice Storm
  7. Die Vierde Kabinet as Hooky Evans
  8. Donkerland as Zwide
  9. Erfsondes as Themba
  10. Fluiters as Sam Gumede
  11. Gauteng Maboneng as Khanyo
  12. Gaz’lam as Rehab Counsellor
  13. Getroud met Rugby: Die Sepie as Ike
  14. Hard Copy as Tito Matlala
  15. High Rollers as TT Mogale
  16. Hola Mpinji! as 1st Hand Car Dealer/Gunman
  17. iNkaba as Zama
  18. Intsika as Malusi
  19. Izingane zoBaba as Eddie Luthuli
  20. Let Heaven Wait as Mr Dube
  21. MasterChef South Africa as Voice Over Artist
  22. Mtunzini.com as Prosper
  23. Mzansi as Vusi
  24. SAFTAs as Presenter
  25. Shadow as Dr Madi
  26. Song vir Katryn as Hoffie
  27. Transito as Majoor Mkhize
  28. Where Were You? as Host
  29. Who Do You Think You Are? (SA) as Narrator