Zandile Gumede Biography: Age, House, Net Worth, Husband, Children, Qualifications, Salary

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Zandile Ruth Thelma Gumede (born May 12, 1961), widely recognized as Zandile Gumede, is a prominent figure in South African politics and a member of the African National Congress (ANC). 

From 2016 to 2019, she was the Executive Mayor of the eThekwini Metropolitan Municipality. Presently, Zandile Gumede fulfils her duties as a Member of the KwaZulu-Natal Provincial Legislature.

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Full Name: Zandile Ruth Thelma Gumede
Stage Name: Zandile Gumede
Born: 12 May 1961 (age 62 years old)
Place of Birth: Inanda, South Africa
Nationality: South African
Education: ZWELIBANZI HIGH SCHOOL, Amaoti No. 3 Secondary School, Okhozini Primary School
Height: 1.59 m
Parents: Mr. & Mrs. Gumede
Siblings: 11
Spouse: Married
Boyfriend • Partner: N/A
Children: 4
Occupation: Politician
Net Worth: $5 million (USD)

Early Life & Education

Zandile Gumede, a notable figure in South Africa, was born on May 12, 1961, in Amaoti, a small township in Inanda, just north of Durban. Growing up amidst twelve siblings in the Majola family, she was nurtured by her parents’ care and support.

Under the guidance of her father, a dedicated police officer, Gumede’s formative years were shaped by the values of discipline and integrity. Although the media remains unaware of her parents’ names, they are affectionately known as Mr. and Mrs. Gumede.

Her academic journey began at Amaoti Primary School and continued at Okhozini Primary School in Hammarsdale. Progressing through JL Dube and Zwelibanzi Secondary SchoolsZandile Gumede‘s educational pursuits underscored her resilience and dedication to learning.


During the 1990s, Zandile Gumede embarked on her political journey by assuming the role of ANC Chairperson in the Angola Branch in Amaoti. Subsequently, she served as a PR councillor for two terms before becoming an Amaoti. Additionally, she was treasurer in the eThekwini Municipality from 2007 to 2015.

Following her election in 2016, Gumede assumed the mantle of Executive Mayor of eThekwini. She dedicated herself to enhancing service delivery, fostering economic growth, and creating employment opportunities throughout her tenure. Moreover, she spearheaded various initiatives to empower women and youth within the community.

However, Zandile Gumede‘s time as mayor was subject to controversy. In 2018, she encountered legal challenges when arrested on charges of alleged fraud and corruption related to a waste management agreement valued at R320 million. Consequently, she was temporarily suspended from the ANC and resigned from her mayoral position in 2019.

Social Media

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Personal Life

At 62 years old, Zandile Gumede values her privacy as a private individual. She is happily married and cherishes the role of being a mother to four children. 

While her husband’s identity remains undisclosed, Gumede takes pride in her role as a grandmother to seven grandchildren. Although she prefers to keep personal details private, Gumede underscores the importance of family and delights in spending leisure time with her loved ones outside of her professional commitments.

Net Worth

Zandile Gumede, the former executive mayor of the eThekwini Metropolitan Municipality from 2016 to 2019, is reportedly worth approximately $5 million. Her substantial income from her mayoral position, diverse commercial ventures, and investments in valuable assets have significantly bolstered her financial wealth.

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