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Thembi Seete

About

Thembi Seete is definitely a household name. She is described as a go-getter and risk taker willing to do whatever it takes to get where she wants to be in life. She is an actress, singer and presenter. Her career was uncertain at a point but being the risk-taker she is she made it big and has never looked back. Here's Thembi Seete's biography.

Personal Life

When was Thembi Seete born?

Thembisile ‘Thembi’ Seete was born on 25 March 1977 in Soweto and grew up in Sebokeng, Vale and Hillborough. Not much is known about Thembi Seete's parents apart from the fact that her mother died in March 2021 due to a brain tumour. She said that her death left a gaping hole in her as they were very close and did most things together.

Thembi Seete has two siblings, her sister Terry Pheto and her brother Moagi Seete who’s got an interest in fitness. 

Career

Thembi Seete said that her career began when she moved to Hillsborough. She was the girl who always performed at home and in school. She met one of her group members Lebo when she went to the studio in Soweto for her usual recording gigs. From then, both stuck together and went on to form LMT, Lebo, Mabatho and Thembi which later became L’n’T Lebo and Thembi after Mabatho left. 

Then came the Kwaito Music Group Boom Shaka which she was part of between 1994 and 2000. After the split of the group, Thembi Seete launched her solo music career. As she did that, she also ventured into acting and that took off pretty well. She landed her first role in Hijack Stories. 

In the same year, Thembi Seete went on to feature in two other films, Yizo Yizo for which she sang its soundtrack Sure Ntombazana and Gaz’lam. Both series aired on SABC 1.

Thembi Seete’s talent was evident and directors handed her roles in other films like Crossing the Line in the role of Pumla, Zone 14 as Nina Moloi, Mtunzini as Lily. 

In 2014, Thembi Seete featured in three films - The Gift, Zaziwa and Rhythm City as Bongi. The other films Thembi Seete took part in include the much-loved drama series Gomora, Family Secrets, and Kings of Joburg.

In 2020, Thembi Seete was one of the judges on the 18th season of Idols South Africa. She joined the panel of Somizi Mhlongo and Rapper JR.

Television

Thembi Seete went on to carve a career in television as a presenter. She’s presented a dance show, Jika Majika on SABC 1 for ten seasons. She also presented a reality television music competition called Clash of Choirs, a game show ‘Nguwe Na?’ and Crown Gospel Music Awards. 

Thembi Seete's salary

Thembi Seete takes a leading role in the television drama series Gomora. She reportedly earns R40000 per month from her appearance on the show.

Relationships

Who is Thembi Seete dating?

Thembi Seete broke up with her husband-to-be Bob ‘Bobo ‘Bo’ Seritsane after a 10-year relationship in which Bobo proposed to her. Thembi Seete admitted she was scared to walk down the aisle which explained the delay in setting the date for their marriage. It seems as though she had a change of heart as she said that she wants a connection rather than a glamorous event or a ring.

Post that relationship, businessman Collen Mashawana became Thembi Seete’s boyfriend with whom she has a son named Dakalo. The shocking thing about Thembi Seete's pregnancy is that she became gave birth to her first kid at age of 41.   

Many people are waiting to see if Collen Mashawana and Thembi Seete will get married. She came close enough with her ex-fiancee but eventually broke things off.

Controversy

Thembi Seete's real age

You can understand why some people would be sceptical about Thembi Seete’s age. She is in her 40s but some have their doubts as she looks younger while others think she is older than she claims. A Twitter user identified as Kamo Marven alleged she is in her 60s but fans were not convinced.

Thembi Seete's eviction

Thembi Seete moved quickly to secure her home in Greenstone Hill, East of Johannesburg after she was at risk of being evicted. She paid more than R50,000 in arrears. Lawyers of the Sterilitzia Complex moved to court after she accumulated arrears of more than R40,000.  

Car

Thembi Seete has several cars. She owns a Range Rover estimated to cost over R700,000

House

Thembi Seete’s house is located in the luxurious estate of Greenstone Hill in the East of Johannesburg. 

Net Worth

Thembi Seete’s net worth is estimated to be $4 - $9 million. She earns from various activities like music, acting, social media influencer and being a television presenter. 

Awards & Recognition

2016: Nominee at the South African Film and Television Awards (SAFTA) Golden Horn as the Best Actress for the film ‘The Gift.’

Social Media

Thembi Seete’s Instagram: @ThembiSeete_ 

Thembi Seete’s Twitter: @ThembiSeete_ 

Thembi Seete’s Facebook: Thembi Seete

Q&A

How old was Thembi Seete when she gave birth?

Thembi Seete gave birth to her first child at the age of 40. 

How did Thembi Seete lose weight?

Thembi Seete revealed that she lost weight through taking diet pills, crash diets as well as starving herself 

Who is Thembi Seete married to?

Thembi Seete is not married. She was engaged to her ex-boyfriend Bob ‘Bobo ‘Bo’ but broke things off before the wedding.

Who is Thembi Seete's sister?

Thembi Seete’s sister is Terry Pheto.

How many kids does Thembi Seete have?

Thembi Seete has one child named Dakalo whose father is businessman Collen Mashawana. 

Is Thembi Seete leaving Gomora?

The drama series Gomora has two seasons so far and Thembi Seete is still part of its cast. She plays the role of Gladys Dlamini, a social worker who cares about the community and has to maintain peace in her home between her son and his father.  

Birthday:
25 March 1977
Nationality:
South African
Star sign:
Aries
Birth place:
Soweto

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Thembi Seete
Birthday:
25 March 1977
Nationality:
South African
Star sign:
Aries
Birth place:
Soweto

About

Thembi Seete is definitely a household name. She is described as a go-getter and risk taker willing to do whatever it takes to get where she wants to be in life. She is an actress, singer and presenter. Her career was uncertain at a point but being the risk-taker she is she made it big and has never looked back. Here's Thembi Seete's biography.

Personal Life

When was Thembi Seete born?

Thembisile ‘Thembi’ Seete was born on 25 March 1977 in Soweto and grew up in Sebokeng, Vale and Hillborough. Not much is known about Thembi Seete's parents apart from the fact that her mother died in March 2021 due to a brain tumour. She said that her death left a gaping hole in her as they were very close and did most things together.

Thembi Seete has two siblings, her sister Terry Pheto and her brother Moagi Seete who’s got an interest in fitness. 

Career

Thembi Seete said that her career began when she moved to Hillsborough. She was the girl who always performed at home and in school. She met one of her group members Lebo when she went to the studio in Soweto for her usual recording gigs. From then, both stuck together and went on to form LMT, Lebo, Mabatho and Thembi which later became L’n’T Lebo and Thembi after Mabatho left. 

Then came the Kwaito Music Group Boom Shaka which she was part of between 1994 and 2000. After the split of the group, Thembi Seete launched her solo music career. As she did that, she also ventured into acting and that took off pretty well. She landed her first role in Hijack Stories. 

In the same year, Thembi Seete went on to feature in two other films, Yizo Yizo for which she sang its soundtrack Sure Ntombazana and Gaz’lam. Both series aired on SABC 1.

Thembi Seete’s talent was evident and directors handed her roles in other films like Crossing the Line in the role of Pumla, Zone 14 as Nina Moloi, Mtunzini as Lily. 

In 2014, Thembi Seete featured in three films - The Gift, Zaziwa and Rhythm City as Bongi. The other films Thembi Seete took part in include the much-loved drama series Gomora, Family Secrets, and Kings of Joburg.

In 2020, Thembi Seete was one of the judges on the 18th season of Idols South Africa. She joined the panel of Somizi Mhlongo and Rapper JR.

Television

Thembi Seete went on to carve a career in television as a presenter. She’s presented a dance show, Jika Majika on SABC 1 for ten seasons. She also presented a reality television music competition called Clash of Choirs, a game show ‘Nguwe Na?’ and Crown Gospel Music Awards. 

Thembi Seete's salary

Thembi Seete takes a leading role in the television drama series Gomora. She reportedly earns R40000 per month from her appearance on the show.

Relationships

Who is Thembi Seete dating?

Thembi Seete broke up with her husband-to-be Bob ‘Bobo ‘Bo’ Seritsane after a 10-year relationship in which Bobo proposed to her. Thembi Seete admitted she was scared to walk down the aisle which explained the delay in setting the date for their marriage. It seems as though she had a change of heart as she said that she wants a connection rather than a glamorous event or a ring.

Post that relationship, businessman Collen Mashawana became Thembi Seete’s boyfriend with whom she has a son named Dakalo. The shocking thing about Thembi Seete's pregnancy is that she became gave birth to her first kid at age of 41.   

Many people are waiting to see if Collen Mashawana and Thembi Seete will get married. She came close enough with her ex-fiancee but eventually broke things off.

Controversy

Thembi Seete's real age

You can understand why some people would be sceptical about Thembi Seete’s age. She is in her 40s but some have their doubts as she looks younger while others think she is older than she claims. A Twitter user identified as Kamo Marven alleged she is in her 60s but fans were not convinced.

Thembi Seete's eviction

Thembi Seete moved quickly to secure her home in Greenstone Hill, East of Johannesburg after she was at risk of being evicted. She paid more than R50,000 in arrears. Lawyers of the Sterilitzia Complex moved to court after she accumulated arrears of more than R40,000.  

Car

Thembi Seete has several cars. She owns a Range Rover estimated to cost over R700,000

House

Thembi Seete’s house is located in the luxurious estate of Greenstone Hill in the East of Johannesburg. 

Net Worth

Thembi Seete’s net worth is estimated to be $4 - $9 million. She earns from various activities like music, acting, social media influencer and being a television presenter. 

Awards & Recognition

2016: Nominee at the South African Film and Television Awards (SAFTA) Golden Horn as the Best Actress for the film ‘The Gift.’

Social Media

Thembi Seete’s Instagram: @ThembiSeete_ 

Thembi Seete’s Twitter: @ThembiSeete_ 

Thembi Seete’s Facebook: Thembi Seete

Q&A

How old was Thembi Seete when she gave birth?

Thembi Seete gave birth to her first child at the age of 40. 

How did Thembi Seete lose weight?

Thembi Seete revealed that she lost weight through taking diet pills, crash diets as well as starving herself 

Who is Thembi Seete married to?

Thembi Seete is not married. She was engaged to her ex-boyfriend Bob ‘Bobo ‘Bo’ but broke things off before the wedding.

Who is Thembi Seete's sister?

Thembi Seete’s sister is Terry Pheto.

How many kids does Thembi Seete have?

Thembi Seete has one child named Dakalo whose father is businessman Collen Mashawana. 

Is Thembi Seete leaving Gomora?

The drama series Gomora has two seasons so far and Thembi Seete is still part of its cast. She plays the role of Gladys Dlamini, a social worker who cares about the community and has to maintain peace in her home between her son and his father.