Based: Johannesburg

Matli Mohapeloa is a South African actor best known for his role as DJ Ngwazi in the soapie Rhythm City, from 2007-2009.

He appeared in the 2005 television series Gothia Caper, and had a starring role in the 2006 mini-series When We Were Black, which aired on SABC1.

He had a guest appearance in the 2005 television series

He joined the cast of the SABC1 sitcom Nomzamo for its third season, which premiered in October 2009, playing the role of Mdu – the troublesome brother of the title character, who moves in with her.

He also has a starring role as Moss Cele, a single, streetwise, greedy and self-centred businessman who runs a hair salon which his father bought for him, in the Mzansi Magic soap opera Zabalaza.

In 2017 he had a recurring role on the SABC1 soapie Generations: The Legacy as Thabiso, a convicted rapist who served prison time and who returned with a score to settle against the lawyer who put him away – Fana, Jack Mabaso’s son.

Matli’s special talents include rugby and gumboot dancing and he speaks four languages: English, seSotho, Xhosa and Zulu.