Khusela Diko Biography: Age, Husband, Salary, House, Child, Education, Place Of Birth & Contact Details

Basic Information

Stage Name: Khusela Diko
Real Name: Khusela Diko
Occupation: South African Politician and Author, Presidental Spokesperson
Date Of Birth/Age: 1979
Place of Birth: Mthatha, Eastern Cape, South Africa
Gender: Female
Nationality: South African
Marital Status: Married (to the late Chief Madzikane II Thandisizwe Diko)
Education: University of South Africa (UNISA)

Khusela Diko Biography

Khusela Diko is a South African politician most famous as the spokesperson of President Cyril Ramaphosa. She’s the first woman to assume that role.

She was recently relieved of her position as presidential spokesperson for failing to disclose her interest in various companies as required by law.


Khusela Diko was born in 1979, the same year as her late husband. The day and month of her birth have not been revealed. And she would not be bothered about that.


Khusela Diko’s husband is no other than King Madzikane II Thandisizwe Diko. He was born on 24 January 1979. However, it wasn’t until he got married to Khusela in a lavish traditional ceremony that many got to know about him.

In 2020, he was the subject of a public outcry and investigation when it was alleged that he was “corruptly” a tender worth over R100 million because of his wife’s link to the government. The case was still under investigation at the time of his death (reportedly after a short illness.)


The salary Khusela Diko earns has been a subject of speculation for a long time. She would not volunteer that information, but those close to power put her monthly salary at $3,000.

Khusela Diko lived with her husband, King Madzikane II Thandisizwe Diko at the royal residence until his death. It’s unknown where she currently lives, but it must be fit for one with access to the president of South Africa.

By the way, back in 2020, angry villagers in Mount Frere in the Eastern Cape had broken into the royal residence, demanding the king reopen the road passing next to the royal residence.


Khusela Diko is the mother of a child with whom she’s seriously pleased. She calls the child a precious gift in that she discovered she was pregnant with the child shortly after her husband’s death. Now her world revolves around him, and she couldn’t be more grateful for the gift.


In a world that appears to place a heavy emphasis on education, Khusela Diko isn’t doing badly. She has a bachelor’s degree in commerce. And at the time of writing this, she was reportedly pursuing another degree in law (LLB).

Place Of Birth

Khusela Diko was born in Mthatha, Eastern Cape, one of the provinces in South Africa. The province, which has Bisho as its capital, stands out for several landmarks, including the University of Fort Hare.

Of recent, the city has been plagued with cases of murders, especially of women.

Contact Details

Khusela Diko has not made her contact details public, and understandably so. However, since she’s active on social media, especially Instagram, she might be reached on that medium by a direct message or a mention.