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Who Is Gloria Bongekile Ngema, Jacob Zuma’s Fourth Wife?

Gloria Bongekile Ngema

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Gloria Bongekile Ngema is the fourth wife of Jacob Zuma, the former president of South Africa. She is a successful businesswoman and the creator of the Bongi-Ngema Zuma Foundation, a South African diabetes awareness organization founded in 2010. The ex-wife president's is well-known in her homeland for accompanying her husband to key occasions both inside and outside the country. She is his third and final official wife.

Gloria Bongekile Ngema’s Profile Summary

  • Full Name: Gloria Bongekile Ngema
  • Date Of Birth: January 1st, 1965
  • Age: 56 years old
  • Nationality: South African
  • Place Of Birth: Umlazi In Durban, South Africa
  • Alma Mater: Mangosuthu Technikon
  • Parents: Late Prisca and Abednego Ngema
  • Spouse: Jacob Zuma
  • Children: Sinqumo Zuma (son)
  • Occupation: Businesswoman and Founder of Bongi-Ngema Zuma Foundation

Gloria Bongekile Ngema Is From Umlazi In South Africa

On January 1, 1965, in Umlazi, the fourth wife of South Africa's former president was born. She was born in Ndundulu, a little town near Melmoth in Kwa-Zulu Natal, and she returns there every year. Gloria was raised alongside her three sisters and two brothers by her late parents, Pricilla and Abednego Ngema. Gloria Bongekile Ngema's mother, Pricilla Ngema, was a stay-at-home mom who died after nearly three decades of diabetes. Her father, however, was a plumber named Anednego Ngema.

She Holds A Degree In Business Administration

Gloria Bongekile Ngema began her education at Umlazi and completed her secondary education in Inanda-Ohlange. She returned to Umlazi to finish her schooling, having set her sights on grandeur. She went on to Mangosuthu University of Technology to get her Bachelor's degree in Business Administration and a Diploma in Marketing.

Gloria worked at financial institutions after earning a diploma and a bachelor's degree, gaining experience in finance, accounting, and investing. She has worked for the following companies: Investment Bank, Standard Chartered Bank, Merchant Bank, Deloitte & Touche, and IBM are among the companies involved in JIC Mining Services.

Gloria Bongekile Ngema Runs An NGO

The ex-wife president's is a successful businesswoman with a big heart, since she is also the creator of the Bongi-Ngema Zuma Foundation, which was founded in 2010. Gloria Bongekile Ngema's mother and aunt died of the cancer, prompting her to start a charity to raise awareness about it.

In November 2010, the foundation was brought to the public's attention at the Mercy Clinic Winterveldt. It worked with the Thebe Community Development Foundation to provide rural areas with safe drinking water. The Bongi-Ngema Zuma Foundation has gone out to a variety of rural communities in South Africa, and its efforts have been recognized by a number of institutions and individuals. Her husband has also been supportive of her in the establishment and smooth operation of the Foundation.

She Got Married To Jacob Zuma At 47 Years of Age

Gloria Bongekile Ngema

Before they married, the businesswoman was engaged to her spouse for a few years. Before getting married in April 2012, the couple had a son. Gloria, who was 47 at the time, and Jacob Zuma, who was 70, married in a traditional Zulu ceremony in Nkandla town. The wedding was attended by almost 2,000 people. Jacob Zuma's other three wives took full part in the bridal party that arrived after the ceremony, as is customary.

In 2005, the couple welcomed their first child, a son. The identity of the youngster dubbed Sinqumo Zuma has remained a mystery. Gloria Bongekile Ngema, on the other hand, moved to Pretoria after her son's marriage and has been seen accompanying her husband on multiple travels.

Other Women That Have Been Linked To Jacob Zuma

Jacob Zuma, who comes from a polygamous family and is well-liked in his community, has married a number of women to avoid extramarital affairs. Despite this, he has been linked to other women he has not married. Before his marriage to Gloria Bongekile Ngema, he was associated to a number of women.

1. Gertrude Sizakele Khumalo

Jacob Zuma's first wife, Gertrude Sizale Khumalo, was born in March 1940. In 1959, he met her when he was 17 years old. She didn't marry her spouse until 1973, after he was released from prison. He became involved in the anti-apartheid struggle in South Africa before the couple married. He was imprisoned on Robben Island for ten years before being released. She is the founder of the Sizakhele Makhumalo Zuma Foundation and has no children with her spouse.

2. Kate Mantsho

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While in exile, Jacob Zuma met his second wife, Kate Mantsho. She was born in 1956 in Mozambique and married him in 1976. The couple welcomed five children into their lives at the same time. In 2000, the ex-second president's wife committed herself, leaving behind a note describing her marriage as "24 years of torment." In the letter, she also stated that her husband was not permitted to attend her funeral.

3. Nkosazana Dlamini

Jacob Zuma was sentenced to exile in Swaziland two years after his release, when he met Nkosazana Dlamini, his third wife. While in exile, they married in 1982 and have four children. She is a politician, anti-apartheid campaigner, and doctor who has held many high-profile posts in South Africa, just like her husband. The couple split in June 1998, although they have remained friends.

4. Princess Sebentile Dlamini

In 2003, the former president announced plans to marry Swazi Princess Sebentile Dlamini. For reasons unknown to him, he paid a lobola of ten animals but did not proceed with the marriage.

5. Nompumelelo Ntuli

When Jacob Zuma was poised to become President of South Africa in 2008, he married Nompumelelo Ntuli. After she was accused of attempting to poison his tea, they split up. She was released after clearing her name, but she was barred from attending their home in Nkandla. Nompumelelo, like the ex-late president's wife, has described her five-year marriage to her ex-husband as "hell." Jacob and his ex-wife have a daughter.

6. Thobeka Stacie Mabhija

So far, Thobeka Stacie Mabhija is the fifth woman who has married the polygamist politician. She has been one of Zuma's most charming wives since the couple married in 2010. She has worked as a banker and is well-known for her charitable activities. Since her marriage, she had three children with her spouse. Before marrying Gloria Bongekile Ngema, she was the last person he married.

Gloria Bongekile Ngema is Jacob Zuma's sixth wife and the seventh lady he has been linked to throughout his life. As a result of the death of one of his spouses and the separation from the other wives, she is now the politician's fourth wife.


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