Thembsie Matu Biography: Age, Husband, Career & Net Worth


Thembsie Matu (born 1966 in Katlehong, Gauteng) is a South African actress best known for her role as Petronella in The Queen.

Thembsie Matu
Full Name Thembsie Matu
Date of Birth 1966 (55 years old)
Place of Birth Katlehong, Gauteng, South Africa
Gender Female
Occupation Actress
Nationality South African
Net Worth $100,000

Thembsie Matu Age

She was born in 1966 in Katlehong, Gauteng, South Africa. As of 2021, she is 55 years old.

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Thembsie Matu Husband

She was married to Peter Sebotsa who was found dead in a pool. She confirmed the news of her husband’s death on Instagram.

“Last Thursday, I tragically lost my dear husband, my rock, whom I’ve been with for 36 years. It’s been a very difficult time for us, and we ask that you keep us in your prayers as we plan for the funeral, and the days after that. We’re a family that trusts God, and we believe that he will carry us through.”

Together they have two children โ€“ a daughter, Namosa and a son, Neo.


She made her professional stage debut in Sekunjalo (1986). This was followed by roles in What A Shame (1989), Give A Child (1989) Mamaโ€™s Love (1994) and Lahliwe (1999).

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She is known for her recurring role as Zinhle in the SABC3 drama television series The Lab which aired from 2006-2008.

Thembsie played the role of Nomathamsanqa on the SABC1 drama series Tshisa, from 2006-2012 and also made a guest appearance in the role of Teacher in the first episode of the SABC1 mini-series uGugu no Andile (Gugu and Andile).

She made her first appearance on the soapie Rhythm City in the guest role of Sis Bee on 4 August 2008. She is currently playing the role of Petronella in Mzansi Magic soapie drama The Queen.

Net Worth

She has an estimated net worth of $100,000 which she has accumulated from her acting career.




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