Mayihlome Tshwete Biography: Age, Son, Wife/Girlfriend, Education, Current Job, House, Net Worth & Parents

Basic Information

Stage Name: Mayihlome Tshwete
Real Name: Mayihlome Tshwete
Occupation: South African Radio Personality
Date Of Birth/Age: 10 December 1982
Place of Birth: South Africa
Gender: Male
Nationality: South African
Marital Status: Married ((alleged) to Zizo Tshwete)
Education: Bachelor of Business Administration Degree

Mayihlome Tshwete Biography

Mayihlome Tshwete is a South African media personality, politician, and the son of two political figures, one of whom is now late.

The first of three children, Mayihlome Tshwete, had his primary and secondary education in Eastern Cape and then pursued a degree in business administration.

Like his father before him, Mayihlome Tshwete developed an interest in politics and joined the ruling African National Congress alongside his younger brother Lindela. Soon after, he was given a political appointment and worked closely with the then-minister of home affairs, Malusi Gigaba.

He would resign from the position much later – on his terms. Still, the department spoke highly of him and wished him the best going forward.


At the time of writing, Mayihlome Tshwete is 39 years old, born in 1982. Unfortunately, unlike most celebs, Mayihlome Tshwete’s birthdays are no moments for wilding.


Mayihlome Tshwete and Zizo Beda welcomed a son named Vukhile in March 2016. When he’s not busy with work, Mayihlome Tshwete loves spending time with Vukhile.

By the way, amid claims that he was married to Zizo and that the two are facing some serious marital crisis, reports had also indicated that they had decided to patch us their relationship because of their son.

With the issue reportedly not having been settled, according to Answers Africa, Zizo has taken custody of Vukhile.


Mayihlome Tshwete is currently navigating what we would instead call an exciting bend in his relationship. Although pictures are circulating out there showing that he got married to Zizo Beda, a television presenter and beauty queen, Mayihlome Tshwete denied being married to her.

In late May this year, when some tweeters trolled Zizo Beda for preaching the gospel in a video she shared online, Mayihlome Tshwete rose to her defence, stating that she’s always had the gift but was only expressing it.

He was applauded for doing well by his “wife.” And that was when he supposedly set the record straight, tweeting that he was not married but that she’s the mother of his son.

Mayihlome Tshwete’s relationship has been of great public interest since 2017. Zizo and Mayihlome Tshwete had reportedly met during a birthday party at the home of South Africa’s former home affairs minister Malusi Gigaba.

She had reportedly played hard to get, but Mayihlome Tshwete wouldn’t give up. Along the line, a friendship had developed. And according to reports, they had gotten married but started having issues almost immediately.


Mayihlome Tshwete earned a degree in business administration, reportedly through the help of the late Nelson Mandela, a close friend to his father.

Current Job

For a well-connected millennial, it is not spurring that Mayihlome Tshwete should hold several jobs in the course of his career. He was a former spokesperson and head of communication for the Department of Home Affairs.

He worked closely with the then-minister Malusi Gigaba, at whose party he would meet his lady, Zizo, later.


The homes of celebs have often been described as key metrics of their taste and affluence – or the lack of the same. While we do not subscribe to the same view, we know that Mayihlome Tshwete is not mainly concerned with giving details of his crib. His house and pictures of the same are just not out there.

Net Worth

Mayihlome Tshwete is doing quite well by South African standards. While his focus might be anything but his net worth, fans have not stopped speculating and sharing numbers that they think mirror his overall bag.

Last we checked, his net worth is said to be between $1 million and $5 million. Not bad.


Mayihlome Tshwete is the son of two powerful politically connected people. So it is not surprising that he should find himself with a political post at some point in his career.

His father, Steve Vukhile Tshwete, was an apartheid-era activist and a member of the then-opposition but now-ruling African National Congress (ANC). Steve was the first sports minister in post-apartheid South Africa.

After a stint in that role, he had been appointed minister of safety and security. Steve died on 26 April 2002 at the age of 63 from complications arising from severe backache, pneumonia, and kidney failure.

At his death, the South African flag was flown at half-mast and he was given a state funeral.

Pamela Tshwete is the widow he left behind. She’s a member of the National Assembly of South Africa. She was previously deputy minister of water and sanitation in South Africa. She is currently the deputy minister of human settlement, water, and sanitation.

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