Frank Buyanga Biography: Who Is the South African Millionaire?

Frank Buyanga (born September 14, 1971; Age: 51 years old) is a Zimbabwean business mogul famed for his exploits in the business world. He began his journey in business in the UK and now operates in several African countries, including South Africa and Nigeria. He is worth a whopping $100 million.

Mr. Buyanga owns several companies and is also a stakeholder in many companies. He began building his massive business empire in the late 1990s. Today, he is one of the richest men in Africa. He has also had his own fair share of controversies that come with being filthy rich and famous, but he never allowed any of them to weigh him down or cripple his business.

Summary of Frank Buyanga’s Biography 

  • Full name: Frank Buyanga Sadiqi
  • Gender: Male
  • Date of birth: September 14, 1971
  • Frank Buyanga’s Age: 51 years old
  • Nationality: Zimbabwean
  • Zodiac Sign: Virgo
  • Sexual Orientation: Straight
  • Marital Status: Single
  • Frank Buyanga’s Girlfriend: Chantelle Muteswa
  • Frank Buyanga’s Parents: Frank and Martha Buyanga
  • Frank Buyanga’s Instagram: @frankbuyanga

Frank Buyanga Was Born In The UK In 1971

Mr. Buyanga’s parents, Frank and Martha Buyanga, gave birth to him in the United Kingdom on September 14, 1971. There is no information about the kind of family he was born into and what his childhood looked like. Some sources claim his real name is Tawanda Buyanga and that he changed his name to conceal his real identity.

Frank Buyanga Biography: Who Is the South African Millionaire?
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Apart from the names of his parents, further details about them are currently under the radar. It’s unclear whether he is an only child or raised alongside his siblings. Frank has been tight-lipped over his family background over the years.

Frank had all his education in the UK – from elementary to tertiary. He holds a Bachelor’s degree in Economics and Finance from North London University in the UK.

The Zimbabwean business tycoon also studied Theology at the Pocim College of Leadership in the UK. His course of study is believed to have inspired and influenced his decision to become an international businessman, even though he has always loved business from a young age.

What Is Frank Buyanga’s Major Source of Income?

As mentioned earlier, Buyanga had already known where he wanted to pitch his tent even before adulthood. So, upon completing his education, he immediately got to work by registering and launching a commodities company in the UK called Summit Trading. This was in the year 1998.

Through the company, Buyanga sold agricultural commodities to clients, including products like sugar. One year after Summit Trading was launched, the Zimbabwean businessman launched another company called Ferco Trading Limited.

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His second company majored in importing and exporting items like television sets, Ribena juice, and motor spare parts to some African countries, particularly Nigeria and Liberia. As his businesses continued to boom, Frank made another great business move by setting up a pound shop in Stratford and later a garage in Ilford.

Between 2000 and 2004, he was able to successfully another firm in London that focused on financial advisory and mortgaging. Mr. Buyanga successfully launched The African Medallion Group (AMG) in 2017, after which he acquired the Cape Town-based firm Pagliari Group (a subsidiary of Rand Refinery) a year later through AMG.

Sadiqi’s business exploits and impact made great waves in the business community to the point that his efforts were recognized by the Pan African Business Forum. He subsequently became a board member of the business forum following his election.

The Zimbabwean business expert has also served as the Executive Director for Small Medium Enterprises Strategy. He was elected to the prestigious position in the year 2016.

Currently, Buyanga has grown his various businesses to an enviable height. His brands are well-known in several markets in Africa, including in countries such as South Africa, Mauritius, Namibia, Lesotho, Zambia, and Zimbabwe. One of his companies majorly focuses on delivering agricultural items to places like Togo, Nigeria, Sierra Leone, and Liberia.

Apart from making a name for himself through exporting and importing sophisticated agricultural commodities, Frank became a household name by investing heavily in shares, bullion gold, and properties in his home country and South Africa.

Buyanga is doing well in his business career. He has amassed so much wealth through his diversified income streams.

According to multiple sources, Frank is a major stakeholder in the following business entities.

  • Hamilton Insurance
  • African Cell Funeral Assurance
  • Hamilton Capital
  • Hamilton Property Holdings
  • Zim concept
  • Hamilton Finance

Besides business, he is also a philanthropist with a passion for African youths. He has sponsored so many young people and also promoted campaigns on wealth creation. He is said to have invested about $40 million in the traditional banking system of his country of origin (Zimbabwe) in a bid to lift people out of poverty.

A Look At The Setbacks His Business Has Faced And Challenges He Faced 

Things may look so rosy from the outside for Frank Buyanga, but everything is not as beautiful as most people think. The business tycoon has been through several trials, challenges, and hard times over the years, but he manages to emerge victorious each time.

Here are the known difficulties he has been through and how he was able to pull through.

1. Gold Coins Case With SARS

Frank Buyanga is currently in a court battle with the South African Revenue Service (SARS) after the tax collection agency raided his girlfriend’s apartment on October 26, 2020, and seized his Kruger Gold coins worth R600 million, cellphones, watches, and jewelry.

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Buyanga’s girlfriend Melinda Busi Dube was living in his mansion in Hyde Park, Johannesburg, when the incident happened. In his court papers, the businessman mentioned that the gold coins are part of trading stock for one of his companies, AMG.

Apart from SARS officials seizing his Gold coins that weighed over 565 kilograms, Buyanga added that they did not act professionally because they failed to make the purpose of the raid public.

Meanwhile, the businessman has since put up his Hyde Park mansion for sale on a property website following the raid. The property’s price tag is R18 million ($1.23 million).

2. Loan Lending/Interpol’s Red Notice List Saga

Before his enlistment on Interpol’s red notice list, Buyanga was doing great in his loan lending business. Usually, people use their house to collect these loans and then repay them at the agreed time.

However, it happened that some people could not pay in due time, and Frank had to file court cases in a bid to recover his money. It got to the point that people became disgruntled with him and his business as they resisted letting go of their houses which they used as collateral.

The government eventually stepped into the case and flagged the business as loan fraud. However, the day he was to appear in court, he didn’t show up because he had been arrested. He alleged that the complainants deliberately made the police arrest him so they could lie against him in court.

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Frank was then flagged on the Interpol red notice list by the Zimbabwean National Prosecuting Authority. His photograph was also placed on the same page with other criminals already on the watch list of Interpol.

However, his lawyer was able to get the case resolved, leading the office of the National Prosecuting Authority to reverse the red notice and also give him the green light to travel anywhere.

The court ruled that he did not commit any crime and had every legal right to take over the defaulters’ properties because they defaulted from fulfilling the condition of the loan, which has legal backing.

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Although this development had a negative effect on the legitimate business, the fact that he was vindicated in the long run earned him respect and more clients.

3. Impoundment Of His Rolls-Royce

Frank Buyagna’s Rolls Royce was impounded in 2010 by SARS for allegedly failing to provide proof that the car was not stolen. The businessman, however, insisted that the car (which he imported from the United Kingdom) was bought at an auction in 2018.

In the long run, Frank was vindicated after the company through which he bought the car provided evidence proofing that he followed due process in importing the luxury car and that it was not stolen, as alleged by the tax collection agency.

Frank Buyanga’s Car Collection

Frank Buyanga has great taste when it comes to cars. He is known for his love for exotic cars that cost a fortune. Interestingly, his garage does not house one or two of such cars; rather, he has over seven luxury cars.

Although he doesn’t drive some of them regularly, his car collection reflects his status. Below are the brands of cars he has in his garage, their worth, and their unique features.

Bugatti Veyron Fbg Par Hermes

Frank Buyanga's Bugatti Veyron Fbg Par Hermes
Bugatti Veyron Fbg Par Hermes

Unique Features and Specialization

  • Starting price: $1.9 million
  • Engine Type: 4 Turbochargers, 64-valves
  • Power: 1001 @ 6,000 rpm
  • Torque: 1250 Nm @  2200 – 5500rpm
  • Top Speed: 415km/hr or 258mph
  • Acceleration: 0-100km/hr or 0-60mph in 2.4 seconds.
  • 16-cylinder “W” configuration engine sustained by four turbochargers
  • 64 valves, generating 1,001 horsepower at 6,000 rpm

Rolls Royce Wraith 

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Frank Buyanga’s Rolls Royce Wraith

Unique Features and Specialization

  • Starting Price: $343,350
  • Engine Type: Twin-Turbocharged and inter-cooled DOHC 48-valve V-12 direct fuel injection.
  • Power: 624 hp @ 5600 rpm
  • Torque: 590 lb-ft @ 1500 rpm
  • Transmission: 8-speed automatic
  • Top Speed: 155 mph
  • Acceleration: 0-60 mph in 4.3 seconds
  • Rain-sensing windshield wipers
  • LED tail lights
  • 18-speaker stereo and a wifi hotspot for internet connectivity
  • Lane-departure warning and parking sensors.

Ferrari F12 Berlinetta

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Ferrari F12 Berlinetta

Special Features and Specialization

  • Starting Price: $323,745
  • Engine Type: Twin-Turbocharged, 6.3 ltr V-12 direct fuel injection.
  • Power: 731 hp @ 8,250 rpm (454 kw)
  • Torque: 508 lb-ft @ 6,000 rpm (689 Nm)
  • Transmission: 7-speed automatic
  • Top Speed: 340 km/hr or 211 mph
  • Acceleration: 0-100 km/hr in 3.1 second
  • ABS and driveline traction control
  • 20″ silver aluminum wheels
  • Sirius XM AM/FM/Satellite
  • Keyless doors with a keyfob remote to gain entry

Bentley Bentayga V8

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Bentley Bentayga V8

Unique Features and Specialization

  • Starting Price: $209,695
  • Engine Type: Twin-Turbocharged, 4.0 ltr V-8 direct fuel injection
  • Power: 542 hp @ 6,000 rpm (404 kw)
  • Torque: 568 lb-ft @ 2,000 – 4,500 rpm (770 Nm)
  • Transmission: 8-speed automatic
  • Top Speed: 290 km/hr ( 180 mph)
  • Acceleration: 0-100 km/hr in 4.5 second
  • A standard 10.9-inch infotainment screen with navigation
  • Apple CarPlay
  • Android Auto integration.
  • 12-speaker Naim stereo

Maserati Granturismo GT

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Maserati Granturismo GT

Unique Features and Specialization

  • Starting Price: $115,000
  • Engine Type: Twin-Turbocharged, 4.7 ltr V-8 direct fuel injection
  • Power: 399 hp @ 7,100 rpm (298 kw)
  • Torque: 339 lb-ft @ 4,750 rpm (460 Nm)
  • Transmission: ZX 6-speed automatic
  • Top Speed: 285 km/hr ( 177 mph)
  • Acceleration: 0-100 km/hr in 5.2 second
  • Automatic headlight activation
  • Dual-zone automatic climate control with two rear outlets
  • Electric opening assist for the boot lid and doors

Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG – $398,500

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Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG

Unique Features and Specialization

  • Starting Price: $398,500
  • Engine Type: Twin-Turbocharged, 6.2 ltr V-8 direct fuel injection
  • Power: 563 hp @ 6,800 rpm (420 kw)
  • Torque: 479 lb-ft @ 4,750 rpm (650 Nm)
  • Transmission: 7-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission
  • Top Speed: 315 km/hr ( 196 mph)
  • Acceleration: 0-100 km/hr in 3.8 second (62mph)
  • Automatic Climate Control
  • Anti-lock Braking System
  • Multi-function Steering Wheel
  • Power Windows (Rear and front)

Lamborghini Aventador –  $425,000

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Lamborghini Aventador

Unique Features and Specialization

  • Starting Price: $425,000
  • Engine Type: Twin-Turbocharged, 6.5 liter V-12 direct fuel injection
  • Power: 759 hp @ 8,500 rpm (566 kw)
  • Torque: 531 lb-ft @ 6,750 rpm (720 Nm)
  • Transmission: 7-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission
  • Top Speed: 350 km/hr ( 217mph)
  • Acceleration: 0-100 km/hr in 2.8 second (62mph)
  • Anti Lock Braking System
  • Power Windows Front
  • Air Conditioner
  • Power Steering
  • Driver and Passenger Airbag

Aston Martin DB9 – $238,000

Aston Martin DB9
Aston Martin DB9

Unique Features and Specialization

  • Starting Price: $238,000
  • Engine Type: Twin-Turbocharged, 6.5 ltr V-12 48-valves direct fuel injection
  • Power: 449 hp @ 6,000 rpm (335 kw)
  • Torque: 420 lb-ft @ 5,000 rpm (570 Nm)
  • Transmission:  6-speed manual transmission
  • Top Speed: 300 km/hr ( 186 mph)
  • Acceleration: 0-100 km/hr in 4.9 seconds (62 mph)
  • Six-CD changer
  • USB & iPod connector
  • Auxiliary Input Jack

BMW M5 – $112,000

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BMW M5

Unique Features and Specializations

  • Starting Price: $112,000
  • Engine Type: Twin-Turbocharged, 4.4 ltr V-8 direct fuel injection
  • Power: 600 hp @ 6,000 rpm
  • Torque: 553 lb-ft @ 1,800 rpm
  • Transmission: 8-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission
  • Top Speed: 250 km/hr ( 155 mph)
  • Acceleration: 0-100 km/hr in 3.5 seconds (62 mph)
  • Front and Rear-Packing Sensors
  • Universal Remote Transmitter
  • Rear View Camera
  • Four Zone Climate Control
  • Interior Air Filtration

Bentley Continental – $224,225

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Bentley Continental

Unique Features and specialization

  • Starting Price: $224,225
  • Engine Type: Twin-Turbocharged, 4.0 ltr V-8 direct fuel injection
  • Power: 500 hp @ 6,000 rpm (373 kw)
  • Torque: 487 lb-ft @ 1,700 rpm (660 Nm)
  • Transmission: ZF 8-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission
  • Top Speed: 333 km/hr ( 207 mph)
  • Acceleration: 0-100 km/hr in 3.7 seconds (62 mph)
  • Hands-Free Entry
  • Heated Mirrors
  • One-Touch Power Windows
  • Sensors
  • Interior Air Filtration
  • Dual Zone Front Climate Control.

Mercedes G-Class – $132,800

Mercedes G-Class

Unique Features and Specializations

  • Starting Price: $132,800
  • Engine Type: Twin-Turbocharged, 4.0 ltr V-8 direct fuel injection
  • Power: 577 hp @ 6,000 rpm
  • Torque: 627 lb-ft @ 2,500 rpm
  • Transmission: 9-speed dual-clutch shiftable automatic transmission
  • Top Speed: 137 or 149 mph
  • Acceleration: 0-100 km/hr in 4.4 seconds (62 mph)
  • 4 One-Touch Power Windows
  • Heated Mirrors
  • Automatic Parking Assist
  • Electric Power Steering
  • Three-zone Climate Control
  • Interior Air Filtration
  • 15 Total Speakers

A Recap of Frank Buyanga’s Cars and their Cost

  • Bugatti Veyron FBG Par Hermès – $1.9 million
  • Roll Royce Wraith – $343,350
  • Lamborghini Aventador –  $425,000
  • Bentley Continental – $224,225
  • Mercedes G-Class – $132,800
  • Aston Martin DB9 – $238,000
  • Ferrari F12 Berlinetta – $323,745
  • Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG – $398,500
  • BMW M5 – $112,000
  • SUVs
  • Bentley Bentayga V8 – $209,693
  • Maserati Granturismo GT – $115,000

Where Is Frank Buyanga’s House Located?

Frank Buyanga has several houses in both South Africa and Zimbabwe. In fact, the number of his properties is estimated at 500, although he is yet to affirm or refute the rumor. Let’s take a look at his houses, their worth, and their unique features.

1. Hyde Park, Johannesburg Mansion

Frank owns a sprawling mansion in Johannesburg, precisely in Hyde Park. The apartment, which is a seven-bedroom two-story villa, was built on a 550m² of prime space and is also and comfort. Here are its features.

Frank Buyanga’s Hyde Park Mansion
  •  Large living room with a porch that runs through its length and ebbs onto lawns and terraces.
  • A gazebo
  • Double staff quarters
  • A large swimming pool
  • Four fully automated garages with a bricked driveway
  • Sufficient space for additional parking
  • 1 bed 1 bath lodge attachment with an open-plan living area
  • Kitchenette
  • Guest toilet
  • An electric fencing system for solid security.

2. Sandton Mansion

Buyanag’s Sandton apartment is a one-bedroom pad on the tallest building on the famous Sandton skyline (a hyper-classical 35-story high-rise tower standing 146 meters above the ground).

The skyline is the sixth tallest building in Johannesburg, with 196 apartments. It is built with a specialized external sandstone finish with extensive aluminum and glass windows and doors.

Its features include but are not limited to glazed balustrades, stainless steel handrails, marble granite, plaster cladding, remote-controlled window blinds, sound-proofed walls, and ceilings. The apartment costs the businessman a whopping R3.2 million, which is quite befitting.

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