Mphuthumi Ntabeni contributes to various national and international publications and writes a column for the Southern Cross Catholic weekly newspaper. He has worked with the Rhodes University Drama department and has written plays that were featured at the National Arts Festival. He has had short stories published in magazines and historical journals. Ntabeni was also one of six writers from the African continent included in the collection of short stories, Africa Fresh! New Voices From The First Continent. His debut novel, The Broken River Tent, was published by BlackBird Books in 2018.