Mathews Phosa Biography: Age, Family, Wife, Children, Education, Law Firm, Companies, Net Worth, House & Contact Details

Basic Information

Stage Name: Mathews Phosa
Real Name: Nakedi Mathews Phosa
Occupation: Attorney, Politician
Date Of Birth/Age:
Place of Birth: Bushbuckridge, Mpumalanga, South Africa
Gender: Male
Nationality: South African
Marital Status: Pinky Phosa
Education: University of the North


Nakedi Mathews Phosa is a famous South African attorney and politician. He was also an anti-apartheid activist. Phosa is a former premier of Mpumalanga and a member of the National Executive Committee of the African National Congress (ANC). In 2017, he ran for president of the ANC but lost to Cyril Ramaphosa. He also served as the former treasurer-general of the ANC.


Nakedi Mathews Phosa was born in Mbombela township, Nelspruit, South Africa, on September 1st, 1952. Phosa grew up with his grandfather in a rural area near Potgietersrus (Mokopane) and matriculated at Orhovelani High School in Thulamahashe, Bushbuckridge. He celebrated his 70th birthday on 1st September 2022.


Mathews Phosa was raised by his grandfather in Mbombela. He is happily married to his wife, a politician, and they are blessed with children.


Nakedi Mathews Phosa is happily married to Yvonne Nkwenkwezi Phosa, a.k.a Pinky Phosa. She is a South African politician who served as a member of the National Assembly for the African National Congress from 2014 to 2019. She also served in the Mpumalanga provincial government and was later chairperson of parliament’s Standing Committee on Appropriations from 2016 until 2019. Nakedi and Pinky Phosa’s marriage was blessed with three children, but they lost their eldest daughter in January 2020.


Nakedi Mathews Phosa and Pinky Phosa’s marriage was blessed with three children, two daughters, and a son. Unfortunately, their eldest daughter died in January 2020. After being ill for a while, Moya Teresa Paula Phosa-Lesia, 39, died in the Nelspruit Mediclinic on a Monday. She worked for the SABC for many years. Her sister, Tsepiso, wrote, “You named me because I was a promise to you when dad was away in exile fighting for the freedom of this country; I promise you that I will remain that promise to you, the children, and the family. Rest in peace Moya Teresa Paula Phosa Moya Lesia … Yes, it is true, today I say goodbye to you. I’m running on empty today, but in him, we trust. Ps, I love you…”


Mathews Phosa matriculated at Orhovelani High School in Thulamahashe,

Law Firm

Phosa practices law in White River, Mpumalanga, South Africa. He is the Director of the firm Frans Mathews Schutte & Phosa Inc (White River).


Mathews Phosa holds chairman, vice-chairman, or board member positions at more than ten prominent South African institutions and companies. They include Firestone Energy Ltd., the University of South Africa, Afrikaanse Handelsinstituut, Special Olympics South Africa, Value Logistics, EOH (Pty) Ltd, SA Golden Leaf, and Hans Merensky Holdings.

Net Worth

The exact estimate of Nakedi Matthews Phosa’s net worth is unknown to the public. Neither he nor anyone on his team has revealed it. However, his success as an attorney and a politician proves that he has made a sizeable income for himself. He also rides a very expensive car.


Nakedi Mathews Phosa has not shared photos of his home on social media or revealed details about where he lives. He has kept this information private. In 1999, Phosa’s R2,5-million mansion in Nelspruit was put up for sale after his successor, Ndaweni Mahlangu, refused to use it as his official residence. It was named “The White Palace.”

Contact Details

You can reach Dr. Nakedi Mathews Phosa via his Firm:

Frans Mathews Schutte & Phosa Inc (White River), at 19 William Lynn Street, Strydom Spar Centre.

Phone Number:
+27 (0)13 750 1726
+27 (0)13 750 1729
Email address:
Postal Address:
P O Box 1224, White River, 1240.
Also, follow him on Twitter @Mathews_Phosa.
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