Oscar Mabuyane Biography: Age, Wife, Qualifications, Education, Salary, Net Worth, House & Family

Basic Information

Stage Name: Oscar Mabuyane
Real Name: Lubabalo Oscar Mabuyane
Occupation: Politician
Date Of Birth/Age: 24 February 1974 (49 Years Old
Place of Birth: Engcobo, Cape Province, South Africa
Gender: Male
Nationality: South African
Marital Status: Siyasanga Mabuyane (Wife)
Education: University of Fort Hare


Lubabalo Oscar Mabuyane is a South African politician and former businessman. Since May 2019, he has served as the seventh premier of the Eastern Cape. Mabuyane was formerly a businessman. From May 2018 to May 2019, he was a Member of the Executive Council for Economic Development, Environmental Affairs, and Tourism in the Eastern Cape provincial government.

Shifting from the business world, Mabuyane worked as an aide to politician Enoch Godongwana and gained more standing in politics through the African National Congress (ANC) and ANC Youth League in the Eastern Cape. In 2009, Mabuyane was elected ANC Provincial Secretary, and in 2017, he was elected ANC Provincial Chairperson before ascending to the Eastern Cape Provincial Legislature in February 2018. He was elected to a second term as Provincial Chairperson in the Eastern Cape ANC in May 2022.


Lubabalo Oscar Mabuyane was born in Ngcobo, in the former Cape Province, on 24 February 1974. Mabuyane’s family is from the Xhosa-speaking Thembu tribe. He celebrated his 48th birthday on 24 February 2022.


Oscar Mabuyane is happily married to Siyasanga Mabuyane. The couple has three children together. It was announced that he had tested positive for COVID-19 on November 12, 2020. It was not revealed if any members of his family also tested positive.


Oscar Mabuyane earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Economics from the University of Fort Hare.

Mabuyane also studied for a Master’s degree in Public Administration at the University of Fort Hare but was deregistered by the university.


Growing up, Mabuyane attended Zilimbola Junior Secondary School in the Cape. He left his family home in his teenage years to live with his father in Carletonville in the Transvaal to earn money in nearby Johannesburg. In 1995, Oscar matriculated at the Lekoa Shandu High School in Sharpeville, Transvaal. Two years later, he enrolled at the University of Fort Hare in the newly constituted Eastern Cape Province, where he earned a Bachelor’s degree in Economics.

Later, Mabuyane studied for a Master’s degree in Public Administration, also at the University of Fort Hare. Unfortunately, in 2021, he was deregistered as a student. The university claimed that admission procedures were not followed correctly when he enrolled.


Oscar Mabuyane earns an annual income of R2.2 million.

Net Worth

The exact estimate of Oscar Mabuyane’s net worth is unknown to the general public. However, he was previously a successful businessman and currently earns an annual income of R2.2 million. He has made money through the years.


In October, public protector Busisiwe Mkhwebane accused Mabuyane of allegedly using some of the R3.3-million the province had set aside for Madikizela-Mandela’s memorial to renovate his private home. According to Mkhwebane’s detailed report, Mabuyane used R450 000 to renovate his house and put R350 000 into the business account of Madikizela’s wife, Zona Zetu Siyazithanda Madikizela.

The report further revealed that Mabuyane allegedly deposited R450 000 with Allan Morran Design Architectural Services, a private company that renovated his private house. After Allan Morran queried the payment, the report revealed that “Mr. Mabuyane’s wife, Ms. Siyasanga Mabuyane, advised Mr. Morran, through an email, that the deposit of R450 000 was to be used for renovations of the [Mabuyane] private house.”


Oscar Mabuyane’s family is from a Xhosa-speaking Thembu tribe. He and his family lived in Engcobo, Cape Province, South Africa. He stated that his father lived in Carletonville in the Transvaal but did not share why. Oscar and his wife, Siyasanga, have three children.

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