Who is Mxolisi Zuma? Jacob Zuma’s son Biography: Wife, Age, Net Worth, Siblings, Mother

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Mxolisi Zuma (born in 1980) is a businessman and the second son of former South African President Jacob Zuma

However, a recent financial misconduct scandal has thrust him into the spotlight, marking a departure from his prior avoidance of public scrutiny. Despite being part of a family with notable political affiliations and high societal status, Mxolisi Zuma managed to keep a relatively quiet presence until the recent events.

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Full Name: Mxolisi Zuma
Born: 1980 (age 44 years old)
Place of Birth: Mozambique
Nationality: South African
Education: N/A
Height: 1.60 m
Parents: Jacob Zuma, Kate Mantsho
Siblings: Gugulethu Zuma-NcubeThuthukile Zuma, Msholozi Zuma, Phumzile Zuma, Edward Zuma, Nhlakanipho Vusi Zuma, Duduzane Zuma, Thandisiwe Zuma, Sinqobile Zuma, Thuli Zuma, Sinqumo Zuma, DuduZile Zuma
Spouse: Phindile Luthuli (m. 2008), Ziyanda Dlamini (m. 2017)
Girlfriend • Partner: N/A
Children: N/A
Occupation: Businessman
Net Worth: US$200,000

Early Life & Education

Mxolisi Zuma, the eldest child of his late mother, Kate Mantsho, was born in Mozambique in 1980. His family sought refuge in Mozambique during the height of South Africa’s apartheid regime, leading Mxolisi to spend his formative years in a foreign country due to the challenging political climate in South Africa at that time.

As part of a family with a polygamous patriarch, Mxolisi has numerous siblings. Before the passing of Mxolisi‘s mother, Kate Mantsho, she had married Jacob Zuma, and their union resulted in the birth of five children: Duduzane ZumaEdward ZumaDuduZile Zuma, and Gugulethu Zuma-Ncube.

Among Mxolisi Zuma‘s siblings are Gugulethu Zuma-NcubeThuthukile ZumaMsholozi ZumaPhumzile ZumaEdward ZumaNhlakanipho Vusi ZumaDuduzane ZumaThandisiwe ZumaSinqobile ZumaThuli ZumaSinqumo Zuma, and DuduZile Zuma. There may be additional siblings beyond those mentioned.

Mxolisi Zuma has yet to disclose details about his academic background privately, leaving a gap in knowledge regarding his educational history. The specifics of where he pursued his education and the extent of his academic achievements remain undisclosed.


In August 2017, the South African media buzzed about corruption charges against Mxolisi ZumaJacob Zuma‘s second son. Reports suggested that the former president’s son allegedly sought to exploit his father’s connections to influence a deal between the South African government and Altech UEC, a subsidiary of the technology company Altron

He allegedly offered a bribe of R54 million to secure the contract for producing TV set-top boxes. This case sparked widespread public outrage and shed light on corruption within South African politics.

Mxolisi Zuma has emerged as a notable figure among a new generation of corporate leaders in South Africa. Over the years, he has successfully built a thriving business empire, often with the support of his family. However, opinions about his achievements differ, with some asserting that his success may be attributed to his familial ties and the influence of being the son of a former president. 

Social Media

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Personal Life

Mxolisi Zuma, a 44-year-old entrepreneur, is notably recognized for his unconventional marital arrangement, being married to two women. His initial union was with Phindile Luthuli, whom he wedded in 2008 in Durban. 

After nine years, Mxolisi Zuma entered into a second marriage with Ziyanda Dlamini, a Swazi princess and the daughter of Mswati III. Their extravagant wedding, held at the Ludzidzini Royal House in Lobamba, south of Mbabane in Swaziland, garnered significant media attention and was a spectacle.

Net Worth

Mxolisi Zuma, a renowned businessman, has amassed an estimated net worth of $5 million.

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