Refilwe Madumo is a South African actress. She is best known for playing Fikile on the soap opera Generations: The Legacy. 

The sassy actress has brightened the faces of many viewers with her energy and vibes. The mother of two has many wondering how old she is.

The actress is cagey about her personal life like her age. She has not told The Saga her age and date of birth.

Refilwe Madumo
Refilwe Madumo biography
Refilwe Madumo is an actress best known for her role as Palesa Mooki-Letswalo on Scandal!.
Quick Facts
Full Name:Refilwe Madumo
Born:South Africa
Nationality:South African
Alma mater:Tshwane University of Technology
Relationship status:Single
Best Known for:Fikile in Generations
Profiles:Instagram Twitter
Net Worth:R6 million


Refilwe Madumo attended the Tshwane University of Technology.


Refilwe Madumo is a South African actress who rose to prominence for the role of Palesa Mooki-Letswalo on Scandal! Her character on the soap opera is HIV-positive.

Before appearing on the soap opera, she had been a cast member of other television series. She is well known for starring as Thembi on the television sitcom Mazinyo Dot Q.

Madumo made a guest starring appearance in the SABC1 sitcom Izoso Connexionin 2006. She made another guest starring appearance in the SABC3 comedy-drama series One Way in 2007.

The actress was a cast member of the SABC1 drama series Society, playing Zanele. She came back for season two in 2009. She appeared in the SABC2 miniseries Huis van Liefde playing Ruth in 2008.

The actress starred as Dorah in the SABC2 family drama series Mamello in 2015. 

Personal Life

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Refilwe Madumo is a mother of two.

Refilwe Madumo is a proud mother of two. She is still cagey with her children’s baby daddy identity.


Refilwe Madumo talked about her partner in an interview. At first sight, she was not interested in him. Her boyfriend was able to impress her with a few dates, and then she found him attractive.

With time, she realized he was meant for her, and they’d been dating since then.


Her children were two years old and two weeks old when a thug almost raped her in their presence. The violent man broke into her parents’ home when she was in the room.

Luckily for her, she alerted the police before one of them found his way to her room. He armed himself and forced her to escort him around the house in search of valuables, especially guns.

Refilwe told the thug that he won’t find any gun in the house. He threatened to rape her if she didn’t provide him with what he asked for.

The police were quick to respond and arrested the violent man. The man was sentenced to fifty years in prison.

Social Profile

Refilwe Madumo on a horse
Refilwe Madumo on a horse back.

The actress is active across several social media platforms. She engages followers with pictures of her work, family, and others. She also uses these platforms as a medium to earn from promotions. 

The Generation actress has worked with many brands like Renault South Africa. She can ride a horse, and shared a picture of her on a horse on August 7, 2021.

Net Worth

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Refilwe Madumo has landed many guest starring and starring roles on screen. She has been in the media space and has made many contributions. She has a net worth of R6 million as of September 2022.


Side Dish as Amanda
One Way as Sylvie
Society as Zanele
Scandal! as Palesa
Ring of Lies as Palesa
Omen as Lizi
Mamello as Dorah Mashego
Mazinyo dot Q. as Thembi
Izoso Connexion as Tsidi
Inconceivable as Busi Nkosi
Huis van Liefde as Ruth
Generations as Fikile