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Meet Jacob Zuma's tycoon son-in-law who has links with the ANC.

Lonwabo Sambudla is one of the big names in business in South Africa. He is one of the movers and shakers in the country. His name without a doubt carries weight as he is a prominent tycoon and also married to the daughter of Jacob Zuma, Duduzile Zuma-Sombudla.

Mr Lonwabo Sambudla currently serves as the Group Executive Chairman and the co-founder of Bayete Capital - a company operating in the private sector. He also serves as the CEO of IMS Ventures.

Lonwabo Sambudla being a political affiliated business mogul has previously worked as the CEO of Lembede Investment Holdings, which is the ANC Youth League (ANCYL) investment arm. In 2011 he was linked to a suggested R1 billion tender to the Department of Public Services and Administration to the Billion Group for new government offices.

Mr Lonwabo Sambudla alongside Jacob Zuma's nephew, Mandla Gcaba, were also linked to a R300 million contract to run Durban's bus fleet without a tender. The Zuma-Sombudla alliance began in 2009 when Mr Sambudla met his wife, Duduzile, who at the time worked as a board member of the Gupta owned Sahara Computers.

It was not long before the pair walked down the alsie, in 2011 they went to say their I do's in what was dubbed as the wedding of the year at the Inkwenkwezi Private Game Reserve in East London. Over 600 guests mostly prominence figures were in attendance. Duduzile had a R1.5 million custom diamond necklace on for the big occasion. She also wore expensive Christian Louboutin shoes for the big day.

Guests were in the watchful eye of the private security, government protection unit and also the South African Police Services (SAPS). Guests were treated to a convoy organised by "Sushi King" Kenny Kunene who showed up in black Lamborghini. According some of the cars that were on feature were Bentleys and also Maseratis. Jacob Zuma's nephew, Khulubuse Zuma, also made a grand entrance.

Their union has since given birth to two beautiful children, with Mr Sambudla also having a love child, which Duduzile says no contact too. In 2020 their marriage sparked controversy when it was alleged that Duduzile was accused of refusing to allow her children to meet their sibling. It is believed that Mr Sambudla fathered the child with a mistress while he was married to his wife, now estranged.

A court order barred their children from meeting the love child until a clinical psychologist could give guidance on how the children could be introduced to one another.

Besides being a prominent business tycoon, Mr Sambudla is also a very educated man. He holds a number of qualifications from Wits Business School, University of Pretoria and a postgraduate diploma from Wits University. As of now he is currently completing his research papers for his master's degree in entrepreneurship.

We now look at more beautiful from the Zuma-Sombudla wedding.

Above : Jacob Zuma's daughter Gugulethu

Above : Minister Naledi Pandor

Above : Jacob Zuma's nephew Khulubuse

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