Mbali obtained her BA Law degree majoring in Political Science from the University of Pretoria in 2015. She was subsequently conferred with an LLB degree from the same institution in 2019. During her tenure at the University of Pretoria, she worked at the Law Clinic as a consultant in which she partook in pro bono work involving contractual and housing disputes.
She began her articles at a law firm in Pretoria in 2020 where she worked in the General Litigation department which primarily involved being actively engaged in court procedures considering matters pertaining to the Road Accident Fund, medical negligence, and cases against State Entities. During her tenure as a Candidate Attorney at Malatji & Co Attorneys, she obtained training in the Public Law, Commercial and Corporate Litigation and Employment law departments. Some of the work undertaken by Mbali during her articles, include the administration of deceased estates. Mbali was part of the team that assisted the Road Accident Fund in litigation against Plaintiff’s Attorneys and therefore ensuring transparency within the entity.