Mokhitli completed his BSc Med(Hons) in 2012 from the University of Cape Town (UCT) and then MSc in Pharmaceutical Chemistry (2017) at North-West University working on the synthesis of artemisinin-based compounds against malaria and tuberculosis supervised by Prof David N’Da and Prof Richard Haynes. Following this he joined H3D, the drug discovery and development centre at UCT, as a scientific officer in medicinal chemistry. He then pursued PhD in Chemistry (2022) under the supervision of Prof Kelly Chibale and Dr Greg Basarab. In 2022 he took a postdoctoral fellowship and lecturing position at the Rhodes University hosted by Prof David Khanye. He joins the CeTPD as a scientist in the AC-BI team. In his spare time, he enjoys reading, hiking and endurance running.