Gugulethu Zuma-Ncube Biography: Husband, Parents, Age, Siblings, Net Worth, Contacts

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Gugulethu Zuma-Ncube (born October 10, 1985) is a versatile South African actress and movie producer. As the daughter of former President Jacob Zuma and African National Congress politician Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma, she brings a rich political heritage to her identity. 

Additionally, Gugulethu is the daughter-in-law of Professor Welshman Ncube, a prominent figure in the Zimbabwean Movement for Democratic Change AllianceGugulethu has left her mark in the entertainment industry and beyond with her diverse background and impressive skillset.

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Full Name: Gugulethu Zuma-Ncube
Stage Name: Gugu Zuma-Ncube
Born: 10 October 1985 (age 38 years old)
Place of Birth: Johannesburg, South Africa
Nationality: South African
Education: AFDA
Height: 1.58 m
Parents: Jacob Zuma, Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma
Siblings: Thuthukile Zuma, Msholozi Zuma, Phumzile Zuma, Edward Zuma, Nhlakanipho Vusi Zuma, Mxolisi Zuma, Duduzane Zuma, Thandisiwe Zuma, Sinqobile Zuma, Thuli Zuma, Sinqumo Zuma, DuduZile Zuma
Spouse: Wesley Ncube (m. 2008)
Boyfriend • Partner: N/A
Children: N/A
Occupation: Actress • TV Personality
Net Worth: US$5 million

Early Life & Education

Born on October 10, 1985, in Johannesburg, Gugulethu Zuma-Ncube is a South African national. Her father, Jacob Zuma, is a politician known for being the former President of South Africa. Her mother, Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma, is the Minister in the Presidency for Women, Youth, and People with Disabilities of South Africa.

Gugulethu Zuma-Ncube grew up in a family of twelve siblings, including Thuthukile Zuma, Msholozi Zuma, Phumzile Zuma, Edward Zuma, Nhlakanipho Vusi Zuma, Mxolisi Zuma, Duduzane Zuma, Thandisiwe Zuma, Sinqobile Zuma, Thuli Zuma, Sinqumo Zuma, and DuduZile Zuma. Throughout her upbringing, Gugulethu cherished the camaraderie with her brothers and sisters, fostering a strong bond.

In 2007, Gugulethu Zuma-Ncube, a skilled filmmaker, graduated from the South African School of Motion Picture Media and Live Performance (AFDA) with a degree in live performance. This accomplishment underscores her commitment and expertise as a filmmaker, hinting at a promising career ahead.


Pepsi Pokane and Gugulethu Zuma-Ncube jointly own Stained Glass Productions, the production company behind the highly popular television series Uzalo on the SABC1 channel. Despite facing competition from Mzansi Magic’s Isibaya telenovela, Uzalo successfully secured the position of the second-most-watched television program in South Africa, airing five days a week, Monday through Friday.

Gugulethu Zuma-Ncube faced allegations of benefiting unfairly from nepotism in relation to contracts valued at R167 million from the South African Broadcasting Corporation (SABC) and R8 million from the eThekwini Metropolitan Municipality for the acclaimed drama series Uzalo. These allegations, widely covered in national newspapers in 2015 and 2016, suggested that Gugulethu may have leveraged family connections to secure these contracts, potentially resulting in significant financial gains.

Throughout her career, Gugulethu Zuma-Ncube has demonstrated a commitment to the growth and empowerment of small businesses in South Africa. She has emerged as a prominent figure in this arena, serving as the CEO of the GIZ Foundation. This organization is pivotal in providing crucial financial and technical support to small businesses. 

Beyond business, Gugulethu Zuma-Ncube has made substantial contributions to education and health initiatives in her home country by establishing the Gugulethu Zuma-Ncube Foundation. These initiatives have earned her a reputation as a passionate advocate for the development and improvement of her community.

Social Media

  • Instagram handle: Gugu Zuma-Ncube (@gugu_zuma_ncube)
  • Twitter handle: GuguZuma

Personal Life

On December 20, 2008, in Pretoria, South Africa, Gugulethu Zuma-Ncube celebrated the joyous union of marriage with her beloved mathematician, Wesley Ncube. Notably recognized as the daughter of Jacob Zuma, a former president of South Africa, Gugulethu‘s wedding marked a beautiful moment for both families and their cherished ones. 

At 38 years old, Gugulethu Zuma-Ncube and her husband, Wesley Ncube, are yet to have a child.


  • Uzalo (2015-present) as Nomcebo
  • Isibaya (2013-2016) as Zama
  • The Road (2017) as Nomsa
  • Hopeville (2013) as Nomsa
  • Zabalaza (2009-2011) as Lungile

She has also produced the following films:

  • Inxeba (2017)
  • Mgodi (2022)

Net Worth

Gugulethu Zuma-Ncube‘s net worth is guessed to be around $5 million. She is the daughter of former South African President Jacob Zuma and politician Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma. She is married to mathematician Wesley Ncube, son of Zimbabwean politician Prof Welshman Ncube.

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