Anele Matoti Biography: Age, Wife, Profile, Company, Hometown

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Anele Matoti played Muzi in the drama series Shooting Stars.


Anele Matoti (born March 26, 1979) is a South African actor. He is best known for playing Taps in the SABC3 drama series Shado’s.

The actor has made many appearances in over twenty television shows. He played Muzi in the drama series Shooting Stars. He also has feature film credits in No Heaven Above Africa and Life is Hard.

Anele Matoti
Anele Matoti biography
Anele Matoti played Taps in the SABC3 drama series Shado’s.
Quick Facts
Full Name:Anele Matoti
Born:March 26, 1979 (age 44 years old)
Origin:Cofimvaba, Eastern Cape
Nationality:South African
Alma mater:Rhodes University
City Varsity
Spouse:Pumeza Rashe-Matoti
Company:Ohana Media

Early Life

Anele Matoti was born on March 26, 1979, in South Africa. He is from Cofimvaba in the Eastern Cape.


Matoti matriculated at Queen’s College in Queenstown in 1997. After, he enrolled to further his studies at Rhodes University and City Varsity. 


In 2005, Anele started playing Taps in the SABC3 drama series Shado’s. He joined the cast of the drama series Shooting Stars as Muzi in 2007. He made his final appearance on the show in 2010.

More of his acting credits are playing Sandile Mafalo in S.I.E.S, Thumelo in The Kingdom, and Policeman in The Philanthropist. He also appeared in This Life, Interrogation Room, Home Affairs, Montana, and Stokvel.

Anele was among the cast in feature films like; No Heaven Above Africa and the film Life is Hard. He has appeared in stage productions like Julius Caesar, Alberts Bridge, and Medea.

Xolisa Mashigo was his role in the M-Net soccer drama series League of Glory in 2010. He played Sandile Mafalo, an incompetent consultant in the Mzansi Magic sitcom S.I.E.S.

Anele and his wife run a family-owned media business, Ohana Media. The company conceptualizes, scripts, writes and produces content to preserve the Xhosa language.

Social Profile

Anele Matoti posts his career highlights and other moments on Instagram. He uses this platform for self-promotion and creating awareness of new shows.

Recently, he bagged a role in season one of Gqeberha: The Empire and uses social media to communicate with followers.

Personal Life

Anele Matoti’s wife, Pumeza Rashe-Matoti, is an actress and storyteller. Being a father and husband makes him proud. He lives in Cape Town, South Africa.


  • 90 Plein Street as Dan Femi
  • A Place Called Home as Guest Star
  • Forced Love as TJ
  • Generations as Guest Star
  • Gqeberha: The Empire as Msimelelo Makwetu
  • Home Affairs as Nkosinathi
  • Interrogation Room as Maxegana
  • League of Glory as Xolisa Mashigo
  • Montana as Doctor
  • Recipes for Love and Murder as Frank
  • S.I.E.S. as Sandile Mafalo
  • Scandal! as Guest Star
  • Shado’s as Taps
  • Shooting Stars as Muzi Mpetla
  • Stokvel as Rich Man/Flix
  • The Book of Negroes as Hanif
  • The Kingdom as Thumelo
  • The Philanthropist as Policeman
  • Traffic! as Siya
  • Wounds as Lawyer