Edward Zuma has made his fair share of headlines in South Africa. His surname will reveal that he is the son of Jacob Zuma, the former President of South Africa. He is the father's eldest son and the older brother of twenty-two siblings.
Although his mother never married Jacob Zuma, Edward is the former president's eldest son. He was the first in his family to give his father the title of grandfather. His extravagant wedding was shown on Top Billing, despite the fact that he is accused of owing his wedding planner R1,000,000. His love for his father is undeniable, and he protects him in public.
He was born in 1977 to former President Shongwe and Minah Shongwe. However, the actual date of his birth is unknown.
His early life and schooling are largely unknown to the general public. Edward did, however, study law at the excellent University of Zululand, which we can corroborate. Edward Zuma made headlines in 2000 after being arrested for allegedly rapping a university student. Because the claimed victim consented to be reimbursed, she dropped the complaint.
He is the Business Development Director of the Isthebe Group of Companies, according to his LinkedIn profile. He has been the director of Amalgamated tobacco manufacturing for the past eleven years. Despite his successful business career, Edward is accused of defaulting on multimillion dollar loans and dealing in illegal smokes.
His father is claimed to have a total of 23 offspring from various women. Mxolisi (Saady), Msholozi, Duduzane, Duduzile, Gugulethu -Ncube, Nokuthula Nomaqhawe, Thuthukile (Thuthu) Xolile Nomonde, Phumzile, and Nhlakanipho Vusi are some of Jacob Zuma's famous children. Phumelele Shange is Edward's wife, and their multimillion-dollar wedding was highlighted on Top Billing. It's unclear whether they have children because he keeps his personal life private.
He, like other of his siblings, is rumored to be making millions through their various business ventures. His net worth is said to be around $20 million.
In 2018, Edward Zuma sent a divisive open letter to then-finance minister Pravin Gordhan, calling to him as a "greedy leader." He accused him of amassing fortune by abusing his position in government. In a statement, he said that the constitution had been exploited and selectively implemented to benefit various social groups.
In the statement, he also said that corrupt politicians profited at the expense of the country through their ties to white monopoly wealth. The open letter sparked debate across the country. According to the Human Rights Commission, Edward's comments portrayed hate speech and fostered hatred. He was also found guilty of violating South Africa's constitutional rights by the panel. As a result, the ANC demanded that he apologize to Hanekom, the finance minister, and the ruling party.
He was also ordered by the Human Rights Commission to make a public apology and pay R60,000 in damages. The R60,000 was to be split between two Durban-area schools in need. Edward had first contested the application filed by the South African Human Rights Commission.
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