Tony Yengeni Biography: Age, Wife, Cars, House, Net Worth, Qualifications, Businesses & Contact Details

Basic Information

Stage Name: Tony Yengeni
Real Name: Tony Sithembiso Yengeni
Occupation: Politician
Date Of Birth/Age: 11 October September 1954 (68 Years Old
Place of Birth: Cape Town, South Africa
Gender: Male
Nationality: South African
Marital Status: Lumka Yamza (Separated)


Tony Sithembiso Yengeni, professionally known as Tony Yengeni, is a South African politician and a former anti-apartheid activist. Tony joined the African National Congress (ANC) in 1976, and later, the congress’ armed wing, Umkhonto we Sizwe. He served as a member of the South African Parliament for the ruling ANC party and as their Chief Whip from 1994 to 2003. He was found guilty of fraud in 2003 in a case linked to the corruption investigation into an arms deal. However, he still remained an ANC member. In 2018, Yengeni was appointed chairperson of the ANC’s crime and corruption committee. Tony served a prison sentence for getting an unlawful discount on a purchased Mercedes Benz.

With over 2,032 votes, Tony was elected to the ANC’s 80-member National Executive Committee in December 2007 in 21st place. He was arrested in October 2001 and released on R10,000 for alleged misuse of power alongside former South African president Jacob Zuma. According to Wikipedia, he was “charged with defrauding parliament by accepting a discount on a luxury car during the tendering process for a controversial arms deal while he was the member of a parliamentary committee reporting on the same deal.” He pleaded “not guilty.”


Tony Yengeni was born in Cape Town, South Africa, on October 11th, 1954. He celebrated his 67th birthday in October 2021.


Tony Yengeni is a happily married man. In 1984, Tony married Lumka Yamza, another ANC member at Lusaka in Zambia. The couple is rumoured to have lived together until he separated from her in 2011. Rumour was that he moved on with a young stockbroker. He allegedly showered expensive gifts on her, including a convertible Jaguar and expensive overseas trips.


If there is anything to know about Tony Yengeni, it is his love for the flashy life. He loves flashy cars and dressing up in Designer clothes. It has earned him the name “Gucci Socialist.” reported that in 1998, Tony registered a Mercedez Benz SUV 4×4 ML 320 in his name and later, in November 2001, traded it for a Volvo C70 convertible. Also, in 2003, he traded the Volvo for a Land Rover, which Brett Kebble offered to acquire for him. In 2007, Tony allegedly got arrested for drunk driving after being spotted driving a BMW M5. He has also been spotted driving other expensive cars, including a Maserati and a Mercedes Benz 4×4.


While Tony Yengeni loves the flashy life, he does not share photos of his home on social media. He keeps information like that private and away from the public.

Net Worth

The exact estimate of Tony Yengeni’s net worth is unknown to the general public. This is because neither he nor anyone on his team has revealed it. However, he is rumored to be worth a lot of money due to the kind of life he lives.


Tony Yengeni studied Political Science in Moscow while in the Soviet Union. In 1982, he graduated with a diploma.


Tony Yengeni previously held directorships over several private companies. News 24 reported in 2010 that Tony resigned from the directorships because his jail sentence for fraud precluded him from doing so. “a search of the Companies and Intellectual Property Registration Office (Cipro) revealed Yengeni serves as a director for Auburn Avenue Trading 88, Circle Way Trading 231, Duoflex, Abrina 2354, White Rag Investments, and Cream Mag Trading.”

He reportedly joined three of the companies in 2005 and the remaining three in 2008. He was sent to jail in 2006.

Contact Details

If you want to connect with Tony Yengeni, you can follow him on Twitter @tyengeni1954, where he is very active. He often shares his opinions about the country and photos of himself.

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