Malobane Maja (born 18 April) is a South African actress best known for numerous roles across the South African screen. She can be seen in roles in Rhythm City, Skeem Saam and others.
Biography: Malobane Mbatha
Name: Molobane Maja Mbatha
Born: 18 April 1970s (estimate)
Age: 50s (estimate)
Occupation: Actress, Voice over artist, and Translator, Casting Agent.
Known for: Rhythm City as Vutha, and Skeem Saam Known as Mrs Kgomo
Nationality: South African
Early Life of Malobane Maja
Molobane Mbatha is a well-known South African actress who comes from Limpopo. She was born 18 April. However, her actual age is unknown. Since her year of birth isn’t disclosed. Despite that being the case, her age is estimated to be the mid 50s or early 50s as her daughter is in her late 20s. Besides being an actress she is also a voice over artist, casting agent and a translator.
The actress has children but it’s unknown how many they are. On her social media she usually post one of her children, her daughter.
Moreover, they post pictures as mother and daughter. The daughter has a condition of albinism. Needless to say she is very beautiful.
As you can see for yourself, she has two surnames. The first one is Maja and the other one is Mbatha. Currently she is known as Molobane Maja. So, we assume that she got divorced as Maja was her maiden surname. In her previously prominent name Malobane Maja-Mbatha, it can be reasonably presumed that she got divorced from her husband. As her social media handles and names no longer include Mbatha in them.
However, her husband’s name is unknown but it is believed they are no longer together. The information about her relationship is private and all we have are these derived presumptious conclusions.
Since she was born and raised in Limpopo. We guess that where she attended her primary and high school. In terms of higher education we do not know yet where she studied and has an qualifications or she didn’t go further.
Malobane Maja: Views on Polygamy
While she may have played the role of a wife in a polygamous marriege on iKhaya, Malobane isn’t a big fan of it. However, talking to Tshisa Live, she disclosed how this practice was so close to home. Such that she didn’t have to work to hard to understand the emotional intelligence behind it.
Saying that she has seen and knows women who’ve been through similar situations. However, in her view, such marriages are unfair on the first wife who now is forced to share her recently individualized time and joy with another woman. Saying she would not subscribe to such.
Career journey in acting
If you were a longtime fan of Rhythm City, you might’ve seen her around. She has appeared in television shows such as Rhythm City, 90 Plein Street, Intersexions, and Home Affairs.
In 2011, she appeared as Zamo, the wife of a truck driver who is forced to deal with the painful reality of her husband’s infidelity, illegitimate children, and contracting HIV, in an episode of Intersexions.
Furthermore, in 2013, she starred as Mokgadi in the Mzansi Magic miniseries 2020 Orlando East. The series was later broadcast on Mzansi Wethu. Aside from being cast herself, Molobane also cast a number of actors in the SABC1 drama Skeem Saam. Moreover, 2016, she appeared as Serithi Mojalefa in the SABC2 soap opera Muvhango. Thereafter, she appeared in the SABC1 drama series Ingozi the following year.
In Recent years
In 2017, she landed another recurring role in the SABC 1 drama series “Ingozi.” She also appeared in Showmax’s Omen, which was released on the platform on January 13, 2020. She takes on the role of Chigane. In the 2018 drama series “iKhaya,” Mbatha portrayed ‘Raisibe, the first wife of ‘Saint Sesili? who leads a double life with two women. Later that year, the series was renewed for a second season.
She played ‘Mokgadi’ in the Mzansi Magic miniseries 2020 Orlando East, which later aired on Mzansi Wethu. Molobane appeared in several episodes of Skeem Saam, a popular SABC 1 soapie. Currently she is still acting on Skeem Saam portraying a character as Mrs Kgomo.
She has Instagram as well as a Facebook. On Instagram she is known as Molobane Maja@molobane_maja.