All you need to know: Jeffrey Sekele biography, age, career and more

Jeffery Sekele (born 20 August 1973), is a South African actor and voice over artist. He is best known for the roles in the television serial and soapies such as Behind the Badge, Zero Tolerance, Isibaya, Isidingo, The Lab, 90 Plein Street and Task Force’ and more recently, House of Zwide. Sekele is one of the most respected actors in the South African acting and television industry.

Full biography: Jeffrey Sekele

A picture of Jeffrey Sekele on his 47th birthday (source: Facebook @jefreysekele)
A picture of Jeffrey Sekele on his 47th birthday (source: Facebook @jefreysekele)

Full name: Jeffrey Sekele
Date of birth: 20 August 1973
Plce of birth: Leufontein, Limpopo, South Africa
Education: Technikon Pretoria
Height: 1.7m or 1.72m
Occupation: Actor and voice over artist
Known for: Isaac Molapo on House of Zwide, Fistos Mphahlele in 48
Nationality: South African

Early life

Jeffrey Sekele was born on 20 August 1973 in Leeufontein, near Marble Hall in Limpopo, South Africa.  Sekele is presumed to be of Pedi descent. He grew up in Limpopo, where pedi is dominant and as can be seen from Television roles, pedi is the language he uses. While,

Education

While in Limpopo, he attended to Mahlontebe Secondary School for education. Then he completed higher studied from Technikon Pretoria. The exact degree he studied there is unknown. So, we don’t know if it had anything to do with drama or not. Note that by convention, Technikon Pretoria is now known as The Tshwane University of Technology or simply TUT.

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Personal life

Jeffrey has no revealed anything about his personal life. Even on his very much alive Instagram account. He hasn’t shared anything with regards to his wife if he has any or children if he has any. However, his Facebook does reveal that he is in a relationship. But, we still don’t know anything particularly about that.

Some misinformation around Jeffrey Sekele

There was also misinformation that this was Jeffrey Sekele's wife
There was also misinformation that this was Jeffrey Sekele’s wife

Moreover, it’s important to not that all the pictures of Sekele and a woman in a wedding dress were from Isibaya. That is not his wife as some sources may have claimed. Jeffrey Sekele’s actual partner is unknown by face or name.

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Jeffrey Sekele and his social media impersonators

However, we do know that there was an account on WhatsApp that pretended to be him. It was asking for money from people claiming it would pay them back in the later hours of that day. However, Jeffrey got word and posted on his instagram that it wasn’t him at all. With one user claiming they had already sent money to the account. Jeffrey has often shared about such things including a post on fake auditions that were being held on behalf of House of Zwide.

Height

According to our calculations, Jeffrey Sekele is between the heights of 1.68m to 1.72m. With an avarage of 1.7m. However, these are just estimates, he could be slightly shorter or taller than our estimate here. And if we get his actual height from his agency, we will add it here.

Net worth

Sekele has an estimated net worth of $400 000 and above. Which he amassed during his years as an actor. When converted to Rands, he is worth around R5 300 000. However, it’s important to note that, this isn’t his bank account balance but the estimated total value of all his assets. We can’t assess his liabilities unless he’s in some big trouble with SARS, so in these public cases we only speak of assets.

Career and filmography

In 1997, he made a minor role as “Advocate Mosomi” in the television serial Muvhango. In 1999, he graduated from Technikon Pretoria and started professional acting career. After that, he appeared in many supportive roles in the serials such as; Soul Buddyz, Zero Tolerance and Gaz’lam. Thereafter, in 2006. He made a film debut with Heartlines with a minor role “Ditch Foreman”. In that year, he joined with the cast of Canadian-South African television drama series Jozi-H and played the role of “Solomon”.

Sekele and Fellow actor Muzi Mthabela at a shooting scene
Sekele and Fellow actor Muzi Mthabela at a shooting scene

Moreover, in 2008, he acted in the Crime mafia film Gangster’s Paradise: Jerusalem a. In the same year, he appeared in the serial The Lab. Then in 2010, he made notable appearance in many international television serials such as; M-Net serial Jacob’s Cross as well as in British-American action adventure spy serial Strike Back. After that success, he acted in the thriller film 48 as “Fistaz Mphahlele”.

Moreover, in 2013, he joined with the cast of Mzansi Magic telenovela-turned-soap-opera Isibaya by starring role as “Blade”, Bhekifa’s right hand man. Furthermore, in 2021, he started to act in the eTv channel 191 television drama series House of Zwide with the role “Isaac Molapo”. This is the role he is currently trending for to date.

Other ventures

Apart from acting, he also worked as an extensive corporate theatre resume, such as Thobela FM, KPMG, Fedsure, Sasol, Woolworths, SABC Sport, Vodacom and ABSA.

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Social media

Sekele is reachable via mail and social media. According to our research, Sekele is mostly active on Instagram under the handle @jeffreysekele. You can also contact him via mail at jeffreysekele20@gmail.com. Moreover, he is also on Facebook as Jeffrey Sekele. With a following of up to 13.5 thousand followers.