Sihle Zikalala Biography: Age, History, Wife, Net Worth, Cars, Qualifications, Father, Mother & Contact Details

Basic Information

Stage Name: Sihle Zikalala
Real Name: Sihle Zikalala
Occupation: Politician
Date Of Birth/Age: 6 August 1973 (48 years)
Place of Birth: Ndwedwe, South Africa
Gender: Male
Nationality: South African
Marital Status: Married
Education: Married (to Nelly Zikalala)

Sihle Zikalala Biography

Sihle Zikalala is a South African politician and current premier of KwaZulu-Natal, a coastal province in South Africa famous for its beaches and savannah.

Born in Ndwedwe, Sihle is one man who knew what he wanted when he was a teenager. At that age, before the official abolition of apartheid, he had joined the African National Congress (ANC).

In politics, it has been said that nothing is assured, and people do things just for self-interest. Anyway, from when he joined the ANC, Sihle never jumped ship. He had snapped several political positions and is today the premier of KwaZulu-Natal.


Sihle Zikalala was born in 1973 and joined the African National Congress at 17 in 1990. Three years later, he became a full-time organizer for the ANC in his hometown of Ndwedwe.

In the intervening years, he would snap the position of ANC zonal chairperson and regional chairperson.


Sihle Zikalala is married to one wife, Nelly Zikalala. Nelly, a social worker, was born in Vosloorus, Gauteng. Unlike her husband, she prefers to stay out of the limelight. On why he decided to marry her, Sihle noted she is gorgeous, humble, and knows how to nurture relationships.

For her part, Nelly says Sihle has a big heart and loves deeply. She said those are the qualities she’s always wanted in a man from when she was a kid.

Net Worth

You wouldn’t catch the premier dead discussing his net worth. Still, he’s on the side of the rich in Mzansi, with a personal fortune of about $1 million – a conservative estimate.


People often associate the brand and quality of a car with how far the owner has gone in life. One can’t say much for Premier Sihle Zikalala as his cars are not public knowledge. The premier had merely faced criticism for allegedly not telling the truth about the costs of the cars he bought for the Zulu royal family last year.


Sihle Zikalala is a firm believer in education. Not surprisingly, he made it a point to pursue higher education after his secondary education in Natal. He holds a bachelor of arts in communication science and a bachelor of administration honours degree from the University of KwaZulu-Natal.

Parents (Father & Mother)

Not much is known about Sihle Zikalala’s parents. You will most likely find the politician talking about politics and how to give the best to KwaZulu-Natal, where he serves as premier, than talking about his parents. So details about them remain shrouded.

Still, although out of the limelight, his mother is said to be very supportive of his political career.

Contact Details

There are no publicly available contact details for the premier Sihle Zikalala. On his Instagram page, he gave as his website. However, the sight is unreachable, which means it may no longer be active.

In that case, he might simply be reached by a mention or direct message on his Instagram. By the way, he’s also active on Twitter and might be contacted on that medium as well.

  • Who appointed Sihle Zikalala and what is his title?

Willies Mchunu, who was elected premier in 2016, appointed Zikalala to the position of MEC for Economic Development, Tourism and Environmental Affairs. At the moment, though, he’s premier for KZN, which means he was elected from the provincial legislature.

  • Where is Sihle Zikalala from?

He is from Ndwedwe, South Africa. Ndwedwe is a town in Ilembe District Municipality in the KwaZulu-Natal area.

  • When was Sihle Zikalala born?

Sihle Zikalala was born in August 1973 in the Ndwedwe area of South Africa.

  • How old is Sihle Zikalala?

Forty-eight years at the time of writing. He will be 49 a few months from now.

  • Who elects the Premier in South Africa?

The head of the provincial executive is known as the premier and is elected by the provincial legislature from among members.

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