Born to working class parents, Thomas was informally adopted by his Mother’s employers who also educated him (at the same school as Darren Scott and Leanne Manas (SABC’s Morning Live presenter) – which Thomas says accounts for his ‘so-called accent’.
He was the first black winner of the South African guild of speech and drama teachers Transvaal annual high school public speaking competition.
He played first team rugby player, and was the Transvaal catholic schools 100metre champion in my matric year.
He studied law at Rand Afrikaans University and became the first black director and DJ for its radio station.
In 1997 Thomas began working for SuperSport in 1998, becoming the channel’s first black South African on-air presenter
Mlambo is now the main anchor for all of SuperSport’s football properties, English premier league, local PSL and UEFA Champions League. This includes hosting ‘Soccer Africa’, Engen premier soccer’ and ‘Ibhola Lethu’
He was featured in the Mail and Guardian newspaper’s prestigious 100 YOUNG SOUTH AFRICANS – ‘you must take to lunch” and was named by the Star newspaper as one of South Africa’s top 100 people
Thomas was twice named PSL presenter of the year and was awarded the Coca Cola Flair Presenter of the Year.
He also produces ‘Up the Bucs’ the official Orlando Pirates fc TV show.