Jay Israel Biography: Wife, Net Worth, Facebook, Age, Children, Ex-girlfriend, Wikipedia

January 14, 2024 0 Posted By Princess Tshegofatso


Jay Israel Jacob Dube (born April 9, 1988), commonly known as Jay Israel, is a controversial Zimbabwean self-proclaimed prophet residing in South Africa. 

Apart from being an author, motivational speaker, and church planter, he gained notoriety in 2020 for publicly renouncing his prophetic ministry. Israel exposed alleged corruption within the charismatic church, revealing that his power came not from God but from a cult in Benin. 

Shockingly, Jay Israel confessed to using dead animals to boost his church’s growth after connecting with an individual from Ghana on Facebook. Admitting to wielding dark powers, Israel acknowledged manipulating congregants to follow his commands and contribute financially, utilizing scriptures for this purpose.

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Wiki Facts & About Data
Full Name: Jay Israel Jacob Dube
Stage Name: Jay Israel
Born: 9 April 1988 (age 36 years old)
Place of Birth: Zimbabwe
Nationality: Zimbabwean
Education: N/A
Height: 1.59 m
Parents: Mr. & Mrs. Dube
Siblings: N/A
Spouse: Masabata Dube (m. 2021)
Boyfriend • Partner: Benene Bee (en. 2017), Khanya Mankayi (ex.), Blessing Mashangwa (ex.)
Children: N/A
Occupation: Prophet • Author
Net Worth: $500,000 (USD)

Early Life & Education

Born on April 9, 1988, in Zimbabwe, Jay Israel is a celebrated preacher and evangelist, raised by devoted Zimbabwean parents in a closely-knit family. 

Immersed in Christianity early on, he delved into gospel preaching at the tender age of 16. Embarking on a journey to share the message of hope and salvation, Jay conducted revivals and crusades across Zimbabwe and various African nations, leaving an indelible impact.

While Jay Israel has yet to disclose details about his educational background, rendering information about his academic qualifications or schooling history unavailable, any statements he makes regarding his education remain unverified without additional evidence or documentation.


At the age of 18, Jay Israel asserts that he established a church in Zimbabwe, marking the beginning of his religious journey. His prominence surged in 2016 with the founding of the Spirit Life Mega Church in Pretoria, evolving into one of South Africa’s largest congregations with branches in Zimbabwe, Nigeria, Ghana, and other African nations.

Recognized for his purported miracles and prophecies, Jay Israel claims the ability to heal, perform miracles, and cast out demonic possessions. His predictions extend to global events and political leaders, making him controversial. In 2020, Jay Israel created a stir by renouncing his prophetic ministry and exposing alleged corruption within the charismatic church, disclosing that his powers originated from a cult in Benin.

Social Media

  • Instagram handle: Jay Israel Jacob Dube (@jay_israel_official)
  • Facebook: Jay Israel Senior

Personal Life

At 36, South African entrepreneur Jay Israel was briefly engaged to Benene Bee in 2017. However, their relationship faced challenges, including allegations of infidelity, leading to their separation after a mere three months. Despite the traditional Zulu custom of lobola being paid, signifying the groom’s commitment, their engagement concluded.

After parting ways with Benene BeeJay Israel found new love in Khanya Mankayi. The couple envisioned marriage and a future together. Having overcome heartbreak, Jay Israel eagerly anticipated a fresh start with Khanya.

Notably, Jay Israel had an ex-girlfriend, Blessing Mashangwa, whose unfortunate demise occurred just weeks after his marriage. Tragically, Blessing Mashangwa had previously made allegations of abuse against the prophet Jay Israel.

Moreover, Jay Israel is reportedly married to Masabata Dube. In 2020, he gained attention when publicly renounced his prophetic ministry, exposing corruption within the charismatic church. His personal life has been marked by romantic relationships and controversies, making him a notable figure in South Africa.


In July 2020, South African police initiated a search for Jay Israel following accusations of death threats against his former public relations officer and labor lawyer, Tabisa Ralawe. The rift between them stemmed from Ralawe exposing Israel‘s alleged fake prophecies. 

In 2017, after helping Israel counter social media attacks on his church, Ralawe claimed she was never paid for her work, leading to her departure. She received death threats, and her car tires were vandalized in East London, with fake social media accounts displaying her son’s pictures.

Amid these accusations, Jay Israel left his East London home and has yet to face charges. Additionally, Israel accused Emmanuel Makandiwa, the leader of the United Family International Church, of misconduct, alleging a second wife, extortion, cult involvement in Ghana, and performing fake miracles.

Net Worth

Jay Israel has amassed an estimated net worth of $500,000 as a prophet.

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