Ace Magashule Biography: Wife, Age, Salary, Net Worth, Children, Party, House, News

January 13, 2024 0 Posted By Princess Tshegofatso


Ace Magashule (born November 3, 1959), whose real name is Elias Sekgobelo Magashule, is a prominent South African politician and former anti-apartheid activist who enjoyed a successful political career. 

Serving as the Secretary General of the African National Congress, South Africa’s ruling party, from December 2017 until his suspension on May 3, 2021, he played a crucial role in the country’s political landscape. 

Prior to this role, Ace Magashule served as the Premier of the Free State from 2009 to 2018, further solidifying his impact on South African politics. His contributions and achievements in various leadership positions have left a lasting mark on the nation’s political history.

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Wiki Facts & About Data
Full Name: Elias Sekgobelo Magashule
Stage Name: Ace Magashule
Born: 3 November 1959 (age 64 years old)
Place of Birth: Parys, South Africa
Nationality: South African
Education: University of Fort Hare
Height: 1.73 m
Parents: Mr. & Mrs. Magashule
Siblings: N/A
Spouse: Seipati Magashule
Girlfriend • Partner: N/A
Children: Tshepiso Magashule, Thoko Alice Magashule, Thato Magashule
Occupation: Politician • Activist
Net Worth: $5 million (USD)

Early Life & Education

Ace Magashule hails from Tumahole in the Orange Free State region of the Union of South Africa, born on November 3, 1959, falling under the Scorpio zodiac sign. 

His academic journey includes Tumahole Primary School, now Lembede Primary, and Phehellang High School in Tumahole, Parys. Recognized as “Ace” on the school soccer pitch, he later earned a Bachelor of Arts degree from University of Fort Hare

Ace Magashule commenced teaching at Moqhaka High School in Sebokeng and later returned to Phehellang. He actively participated in political organizations like the Congress of South African Students and the Tumahole Youth Congress in his youth. 

In 1982, while studying at Fort Hare, Magashule faced legal consequences after protesting against Ciskei Prime Minister Lennox Sebe‘s visit, leading to his arrest and conviction for committing an act of public violence.


In the 1994 general election, Ace Magashule secured a seat in the Free State Provincial Legislature under the African National Congress (ANC). Concurrently, he joined the Free State Executive Council as an Executive Council for Economic Affairs member from 1994 to 1996. 

Magashule further solidified his standing within the ANC’s unified provincial branch by becoming Deputy Provincial Chairperson later that year, collaborating with Pat Matosa to advance the party’s interests. On May 6, 2009, he assumed the role of Premier of the Free State, succeeding Beatrice Marshoff

Initiating Operation Hlasela, a significant anti-poverty campaign, Ace Magashule also established a scholarship fund to support tertiary students in pursuing their academic aspirations during his tenure.

Social Media

  • Instagram handle: Ace Magashule (@magashule_ace)
  • Facebook: Magashule Ace

Personal Life

Ace Magashule, a contented husband, shares his life with Seipati Magashule. Their love story evolved through courtship, culminating in marriage. The Magashule family, residing in the picturesque town of Parys in South Africa’s Free State province, includes three cherished children: Tshepiso MagashuleThoko Alice Magashule, and Thato Magashule

Recently, Ace Magashule‘s son, Tshepiso Magashule, found himself amidst a news controversy when allegations surfaced that Ace used him for business dealings with the Gupta family. These claims arose during Mxolisi Dukwana‘s testimony to the Zondo committee in April 2019. Dukwana asserted that Ace disclosed his intentions to engage in business with the Gupta family.

Net Worth

Ace Magashule has amassed an estimated net worth of $5 million. His salary is not mentioned in the media.

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