Sanele Gumede is a castaway from Survivor South Africa: Panama.


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I'm exactly what this show needs - the X-Factor

Age: 27
Star sign: Aquarius
Residence: Sandton, Johannesburg
Occupation: Brand Manager
A great observer who's not afraid of difficult challenges, Sandton resident Sanele is a brand manager and bachelor with twin boys.
What you should know about him: Sanele is as strong as a horse - physically and mentally. He has twin boys who live with their mother.
Describes himself as: Charming, funny, honest, adventurous, easy going.
Worst qualities: 'I often get hungry in the middle of the night and look for food.'
What would you want to take to the island? 'Toothbrush and toothpaste or my basketball.'
Why will you win Survivor? "I'm exactly what this show needs - the X-Factor that will unfold as the show goes on. You will think you know what I'm about, where I'm coming from, but at the very last moment, I'll surprise the socks off you…"
Are you likely to lose your temper and have outbursts? 'I'm very cool calm and collected, but at some point the most insignificant thing might make me blow off... You never know when it's going to happen but it's always there.'
How do you deal with manipulative people? 'I'm fascinated: they're bright people. But to counter that, I'll make them believe it's working - and then at the last minute turn it around.'
What are the comforts you'll miss? 'The ability to just get in my car and drive to get takeaways at 11pm at night. My bed, my books and basketball. My lifestyle of a bachelor.'[2]

Survivor South Africa

Voting History

Sanele's Voting History
Episode Sanele's
Voted Against
1 Aguila Tribe Immune
2 Sam -
3 No Elimination1
4 Aguila Tribe Immune
5 No Tribal Council
Evacuated, Day 12

^1 In Episode 3, despite Jude's quit, Aguila still attended Tribal Council. The person who received the most votes would receive one vote at their next Tribal Council. Sanele did not get enough votes to attain this status.



  • Sanele is the first person to be evacuated from Survivor South Africa.


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