Pumba Ndlovu Biography

Pumba whose real name is “Phumlani Ndlovu”, is a South African professional basketball player and reality TV star from Johannesburg. He was a housemate on Big Brother Mzansi season 2 “Double Trouble” in 2015 where he finished in 10th place.

Pumba “Phumlani Ndlovu” - Big Brother Mzansi Season 2: Double Trouble Housemate

Quick Facts:

Full/Real Name:Phumlani Ndlovu
Age:28
Residence:Johannesburg
Occupation:Professional basketball player
Relationship Status:Single
Partner (In the House):Kay

Pumba lives in Johannesburg and describes himself as loyal, respectful, impulsive, spontaneous and amusing though he says he can be hard-headed. The achievement he’s proud of is representing SA in basketball.

Pumba’s role model is Eminem because, ‘I respect how he managed to be so successful given his upbringing. He had many challenges and beat them all to become one of the best musicians of his era.’

Pumba’s hobbies include playing poker, playing practical jokes, tweeting and surfing plus playing basketball and touch rugby. A huge sports fan, he supports Bafana Bafana, the Proteas and Springboks.

Currently single, Pumba entered the show because, ‘I want to use the experience to change my life. I have been too stagnant for too long now. Big Brother Mzansi will help me to further my career in the radio industry.’

He’s also looking forward to having to face certain fears that he has and beat them. He says, ‘audiences should know that everything I do is calculated most of the time.’ Pumba’s fave TV programs include Survivor.


Season Highlights:

Status:Evicted
Place:10th
Days spent in the house:43
Nominations received:3
Times nominated:2 (Weeks 5 & 6)
Head of House Wins:1 (Week 3)

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