Duduzile Zuma is a 40 years old South African businesswoman better known for being the daughter of Jacob Zuma, the fourth president of South Africa. Although she is a member of the once first family of South Africa, Duduzile prefers to keep much of her personal life hidden from the public. Here is all you need to know about her.
How Old is Duduzile Zuma?
Although Duduzile has never stated her date of birth, her twin brother Duduzane Zuma was born on March 20, 1982, and is currently 40 years old. This means that Duduzile should also have the same date of birth and age. She is one of the first set of twins born to Jacob Zuma and Kate Mantsho, and the fourth of Zuma’s children.
Duduzile was born in South Africa and grew up there with her parents, stepmothers, and siblings. Her mother Kate committed suicide in 2003 for reasons that have remained buried by the family.
Duduzile Zuma’s Qualifications
For her secondary education, Dudu attended the Siyabonga Secondary School as various reports have it. However, she has not revealed her higher education institutions or the qualifications she might have gotten from them.
Meet Duduzile Zuma’s Famous Father, Jacob Zuma
Jacob Gedleyihlekisa Zuma is the fourth president of South Africa who was in power from 2009 till he resigned from the office in 2018. He was born to his parents Nobhekisiisa Zuma and Geinamazwi Zuma. Bornin Nkandla South Africa on April 12, 1942, Jacob Zuma is currently 80 years old.
Jacob Zuma lost his father who was a policeman when he was 4, he then had to take up several odd jobs to help his mother who was a domestic servant with the family’s expenses. He also taught himself to read and write because they could not afford a formal education for him.
In 2009, he became the fourth president of South Africa under the ANC party. Throughout his stay in office, Jacob Zuma has been involved in several legal scandals which include fraud, corruption, and rape. In February 2018, he stepped down as the president after the ANC called a vote of no-confidence in him, publicly demanding he resigns from the office of President.
How Many Wives and Children Does Jacob Zuma Have?
Jacob Zuma is a Zulu polygamist who has been married to seven different wives with just one divorce. The names of his wives are
- Gertrude Sizakele
- Nkosazana Dlamini (m. 1997-1998)
- Kate Mantsho (late)
- Thobeka Stacie Madiba
- Gloria Bongekile Ngem
- Nonkanyiso Conco
Jacob Zuma has 23 children in total. However, not all of them are from his marriages as he has had one child from an extra-marital affair. His 23 children are often referred to as the Zuma clan, divided into the major and minor clans.
While the major clan is made up of all his children who are of legal age and have their details on the internet, the minor clan are the younger children who are still minors, and so their information is protected from the public. Here is a full list of the major Zuma Clan.
- Mziwoxolo Edward Zuma
- Mxolisi (Saady) Zuma
- Msholozi Zuma
- Duduzane (Zane) Zuma
- Duduzile Zuma
- Gugulethu Zuma-Ncube
- Nokuthula Nomaqhawe Zuma
- Thuthukile Xolile Nomonde Zuma
- Phumzile Zuma
- Nhlakanipho Vusi Zuma
Although he has a large number of children Jacob Zuma is very close to all of them and is always seen supporting all their ventures. He was particularly supportive of Duduzile throughout her divorce from Lonwabo Sambudla.
Who is Duduzile Zuma’s Husband, Lonwabo Sambudla?
Duduzile was once married to Lonwabo Sambudla, an accomplished businessman and the Executive Chairman of an investment company, Impuma Group. The couple met in 2009 when Dudu was still a member of the Gupta-owned Sahara Computers’ board of directors.
They got married two years later in an expensive Parisian-themed wedding which was considered the most talked-about South African wedding in 2011. The couple has two children whose names they have chosen not to reveal to the public.
Some years after they got wedded the couple went through a rough patch and decided to end the marriage in 2021 through a divorce. Their divorce was a result of Lonwabo’s extramarital affair which led to him having other children with his mistress.
Duduvile Zuma and Lonwabo Sambudla’s Divorce Settlement
Being that Dudu has been used to a luxurious lifestyle all her life, it is no surprise that her divorce settlement was drafted to afford her luxurious lifestyle. Here is a breakdown of her divorce settlement from her husband Lonwabo:
- R2O, OOO for travel expenses
- R50,000 for property rental
- R14,000 for two domestic workers
- R5,000 for household maintenance
- R3,500 for a gardener
- R5,000 for petrol
- R67,000 cash
- R4,000 for airtime
This brings the total settlement to R168,000 every month, more than R2 million a year. In addition to the monthly settlement, Duduzile Zuma has also that her two children with Lonwabo Sambudla are not allowed to meet Lonwabo’s other children from his extra-marital affairs, Lonwado also alerted the public that Duduzile has refused to let their kids visit him in his house.
Duduzile Zuma’s Net Worth
Duduzile is yet to publish her net worth. However, the fact that she is the daughter of one of the highest-paid African politicians who has a net worth of $20 Million and also has a huge divorce settlement makes it possible for her to live a luxurious lifestyle.
What Does Duduzile Zuma Do Now?
Since her divorce from her husband Duduzile has been living alone with her two children and does not seem to be in any romantic relationship. In memory of her mother, she also has a charity organization, Dudu Zuma Foundation, which is concerned with helping underprivileged women and children.
In recent times, she has been involved in some controversial issues concerning her social media posts which seem to be in support of recent unrests in South Africa. She is very active on her Instagram account which has over 14K followers, and also on her Twitter account with over followers.