Fezile Mpela

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Fezile Mpela
Born Fezile Mpela
(1973-11-16) November 16, 1973 (age 45)
Krugersdorp, Mogale City
Gauteng, South Africa
Alma mater Pretoria Technikon
  • Actor
  • Narrator
  • TV Host
Years active 1991- to date
Spouse(s) Marilyn Mpela (divorced)

Fezile Mpela (born 16 November 1973) is a South African film, television and stage actor, television host and narrator. He has starred in numerous major television shows including Generations, Isidingo, 7de Laan and the frist season of the critically acclaimed SABC 1 drama series Mzansi alongside Bongani Zindela, Yule Masiteng, Peter Mashigo, Charity Sehlohole and Peter Sephuma. Fezile Mpela did not return for the second season of Mzansi and his character was taken over by Thapelo Mokoena.

Fezile Mpela has starred in a number of Afrikaans shows including Die Vierde Kabinet, Andries Plak, Bloedbroers, Erfsondes, Getroud met Rugby: Die Sepie and Song vir Katryn. In 2013 he starred in the Rous Brothers/ SABC 3 original drama series High Rollers alongside Antony Coleman, Justin Strydom, Brümilda van Rensburg, Carine Rous and Xolile Tshabalala.

He appeared in the 2004 feature film Drum starring Taye Diggs, the 2011 biographial film Winnie Mandela, A Million Colours and the 2015 Afrikaans film Dis ek, Anna. In 2015 he starred in the South African feature film While You Weren't Looking with Camilla Waldman, Petronella Tshuma, Tina Jaxa, Sandi Schultz and Thishiwe Ziqubu.

Personal Life

Fezile Mpela was married to his former wife Marilyn for three years until 2018.

Common Assault Charges

Fezile Mpela was charged with Common assault after slapping his ex-wife Marilyn on the face. "The complainant alleged she had an argument with her ex-husband at their shared home and he slapped her once in the face," the Daily Sun quoted a police statement. The case was heard at Newlands Magistrates Court.

Home Robbery

Fezile Mpela’s jewellery and other items totalling R252 000 were stolen from his home during a recent family gathering. According to media reports the items were kept in a safe, however, on that Fezile Mpela found the safe open and his belongings gone. In Zalebs article it is claimed that an officer close to the case revealed that among the stolen items were Kruger coin, Tag Heuer watch, platinum wedding ring and digital records.


  1. TVSA, Fezile Mpela, 27 November 2018
  2. ZAlebs, Fezile Mpela robbed, 27 November 2018
  3. Daily Sun, ‘THORNS IN OLD LOVE NEST’, 27 November 2018
  4. Al 4 Women, Fezile Mpela’s home robbed of R250k worth of goods, 27 November 2018
  5. Celeb Gossip, Isidingo and 7de Laan actor Fezile Mpela in hot soup for beating up his ex-wife Marilyn, 27 November 2018
  6. Daily Sun, Daily Sun, 27 November 2018
  7. Phil Mphela Blog, Fezile Mpela Leads A Stellar Cast For Local Gay Themed Film , 27 November 2018
  8. Afternoon Express, Xolile Tshabalala and Fezile Mpela, 27 November 2018
  9. IMDb, Fezile Mpela Biography, 27 November 2018