Maumela Mahuwa (born March 16, 1980) is a South African actress. She is best known for playing Susan in the SABC2 soap opera Muvhango.

The actress stayed in the village until Duma Ndolvu discovered her. She is among the few actresses that appeared in Muvhango since the show started in 1997

Early Life

Maumela Mahuwa
Maumela Mahuwa biography
Maumela Mahuwa is best known for playing Susan in Muvhango
Full Name:Maumela Mahuwa
Born:March 16, 1980 (age 43 years old)
Place of Birth:Gogobole Sinthumule, Limpopo
Nationality:South African
Spouse:Gabriel Temudzani
Years active:1997-date
Net Worth:R3 million ($160 000)

Maumela Mahuwa was born on March 16, 1980, in Gogobole Sinthumule, Limpopo, South Africa. She grew up with her grandmother and her aunt in the village. Her mother wasn’t always around.

Mahuwa stayed in the village until Duma Ndlovu discovered her, and she moved to Johannesburg. She also sings and dreams of being a singer like Rebecca Malope, but acting is her first love.


Maumela Mahuwa completed her high school studies and sat for matric before venturing into acting. She did not attend any formal acting school.

The actress runs a film school in Maboneng, Johannesburg. It became operational in 2019 and offers courses in filmmaking.


Maumela Mahuwa started acting after Duma Ka-Ndlovu encouraged her to. She entered the talent hunt when the Lion King filmmaking crew came to Limpopo to conduct auditions.

Duma Ndlovu asked her to give him a call and gave her his phone number during the audition. She made the call, and with Duma’s connection, she landed the role in Muvhango. 

Muvhango has been broadcasting since 1997, and Maumela joined the same year. She has made over 18 years of appearances in the series. Other individuals who appeared from the beginning are Murabeli Rasalanavho and Sindi Dlathu.

Apart from Muvhango, she was a Celebrity Guest on season one of #Karektas.


Maumela Mahuwa plays Susan Mukwevho in the soap opera Muvhango. Her character is the supportive and respectful wife of Chief Azwindini.

The series is a twist that reveals jealousy, greed, anger, and love. Chief Azwindini is a polygamist with four wives, but Susan is the first, eldest, and most respected wife.

Personal Life

Maumela Mahuwa husband
Maumela Mahuwa and Gabriel Temudzani are married in real life.

Maumela appears shorter and smaller in reality than on screen. She preaches and is a Gospel singer. She would go to churches and events at weekends to preach.

Gabriel Temudzani and Maumela Mahuwa are a couple in real life. The actors shared meals during breaks and shared lodgings when traveling for outdoor shooting. They have also enjoyed each other’s company for years.

Social Media

Maumela Mahuwa has a verified account on social media. She posts about her achievements and moments and regularly updates her accounts with selfies. On Instagram, she has over 303k followers with 185 posts.

The actress has established a decent presence on Twitter and has 15.6k followers. 

Net Worth

Mahuwa did not put all her eggs in one basket. She has other income streams. She earns from her company Omega Construction Company and runs a film school in Johannesburg – African Cinematic Arts.

Maumela Mahuwa has an estimated net worth of R3 million ($160 000).


  • #Karektas as Celebrity Guest
  • Muvhango as Susan

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