Mogau Motlhatswi Biography, Age, Net Worth, House, Cars, Husband, Child, Parents & Movies

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    Mogau Motlhatswi

    Mogau Paulina Motlhatswi is a South African actress. She is famous for her role as Mapitsi Magongwa, the baby mama and wife of Thabo Maputla (Hungani Ndlovu) in the soap opera Skeem Saam. Motlhatswi attended the University of Johannesburg, where she studied audiovisual communication.

    In April 2014, Mogau was attacked by an unknown woman with a knife while attending a function as a special guest at an unnamed township within Mpumalanga. According to reports, the attacker acted based on her character on the show. “Mapitsi Magongwa” had broken the heart of her on-screen crush, Thabo “Tbose” Maputla, on the show.

    Speaking about it, Mogau said, “She took a picture with us but suddenly pulled out a knife and said she wanted to stab me. I was really scared. Other people intervened and ordered her to leave”. She did not press charges, but she became traumatized by the event and began fearing public spaces.

    Basic Information

    Stage Name: Mogau Motlhatswi
    Real Name: Mogau Paulina Motlhatswi
    Occupation: Actress
    Date Of Birth/Age: July 13, 1992 (31 Years Old)
    Place of Birth: Mogoto, Limpopo, South Africa
    Gender: Female
    Nationality: South Africa
    Marital Status:
    Education: Brixton's Piet van Vuuren Primary School 

    St. Mary's High School

    University of Johannesburg

    Net Worth

    The exact estimate of Mogau Motlhlatswi's net worth is unknown to the public. However, she has played a lead role in Skeem Saam for many years and earned a whopping income from the show yearly. She has also worked with several top brands and gained a good income from it.


    Mogau Motlhlatswi was born in Mogoto, Limpopo, South Africa, on July 13, 1992. She celebrated her 31st birthday on July 13, .

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    While not much is known about Mogau Motlhatswi's relationship, she is reportedly in a happy one with a man who refers to her as his queen. The report of her relationship broke in 2020. However, it is unknown if she is still in it. She has not spoken about her man or unveiled his identity to the public.

    In August 2022, Buzz South Africa reported that she was in a relationship with popular filmmaker Thando Ntombela. The report further stated that they have been together for a while and have a child together. It is unknown if they are married, but they reportedly love each other.


    Since Mogau Motlhlatswi gained fame through her acting, she has not said much about her parents. She has kept all the background information about her life private. However, she has spoken highly of her grandmother. Her name is Sophie Kekana. She has said she partly raised and inspired her to be strong and independent.

    Growing up, she moved from the Mogoto village in the Limpopo province to Johannesburg and did not see her grandmother often. She said, “My grandmother Sophie Kekana, the most powerful woman alive, is also an inspiration; she is extremely severe, and we didn't always agree, but it took a lot for her to care for the family the way she did, and continues to do.”


    Mogau was cast as one of the leads of a popular soap opera in 2011. It led her to become known as Mapitsi from Skeem Saam, following the show's popularity. She has reportedly featured in season 12 of Soul City, where she played Bulelwa, and season 1 of Karektas as a celebrity guest. Mogau has reportedly also been featured in MTV Shuga.

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