Phumelele Owns a few coursing dogs such as greyhounds & Salukis, not used for hunting.
He was born in King Williams Town, in the Eastern Cape, however moved to the city of Cape Town at the age of 17 after he matriculated to further his studies. He has previously worked for the South African National Biodiversity Institute (SANBI) as the Chief Agricultural Development Technician. While at SANBI he was the youngest National chairperson of disciplinary councils, he traversed the Country chairing SANBI's internal disciplinary discussions. He was also a member of the committee that was responsible for reviewing SANBI policies to ensure legal compliance, particularly regarding issues of employment equity. In the year 2006 he was part of the team that represented SANBI at the Chelsea flower show in England, the team won a gold medal. In 2002 while at the Cape Peninsula University of Technology, he was awarded two shields for being the best student in the department twice in 2002.
He is a true natural born hunter who has loved the bush almost his entire life. He loves watching wildlife documentaries, and wildlife channels on television such as Mountain man, Living in Alaska, Alaskan bush people and so forth. He has a few shoulder mounts, cleaned skulls and other hunting memorabilia. His reloading room is a small section in his garage, and spends a lot of time trying different loads. He enjoys spending time in the reloading room, even when he is not reloading. His love for fauna and flora is evident and can be traced back to his roots.