Thandeka Mcunu is a South African businesswoman and TV personality best known for being the half-sister of Khanyi Mbau, a Mzansi actress and socialite.
Thandeka Mchunu’s age is unknown at this point, but reports reveal that she is the elder sister of 39-year-old Khanyi Mbau. This suggests that she could be in her late thirties or early forties. She came into the limelight after being a guest in her sister Khanyi Mbau’s show.
Thandeka showed up with her four children, and after the show, she has become an attraction to fans and the media, who now want to know more about who she is and what is going on with her. We begin with a summary of what we have gathered about the businesswoman so far.
Thandeka Mcunu Has Not Revealed Details About Her Childhood And Background
Details about Thandeka Mcunu’s date of birth, childhood, and background have not been revealed to the public. However, Thandeka Mcunu’s sister, Khanyi Mbau, has opened up to the media concerning her family history and background.
Khanyi Mbau was born and bred in Soweto, Johannesburg, Gauteng, South Africa. It is likely that that is the same case for Thandeka; however, considering that they are only half-siblings (though they share the same father, Thandeka’s mother is different from Khanyi’s mother), Thandeka may have been raised elsewhere and not Soweto. Their father, however, is Menzi Mcunu.
Thandeka Mcunu was privileged to be born into a large family of eight from her late father, Menzi Mcunu, but we do not know how many siblings share the same mother with her, and not all of her siblings are known at the moment. Besides, Khanyi Mbau, another half-sibling that is known at this time, is an African social media and TV personality, Lasizwe Dambuza.
Is Thandeka Mcunu Older Than Khanyi Mbau?
Thandeka Mcunu is older than Khanyi Mbau as it seems to be the closest sibling to the more popular Khanyi Mbau. The reason for the womance is hard to see given that they do not share the same mother.
However, Ms. Mbau has always said that Thandeka is someone she could look up to at anything time. Thandeka Mcunu and her children have recently been frequent guests on Khanyi Mbau’s TV show, Mbau Reloaded.
The show is a popular television show in South Africa as it has gained a wide range of viewers who also enjoy it, especially when Thandeka Mcunu and her children are on it. This can be known by the positive comments fans have made about her and her children in the show.
There have not been many details about Thandeka Mcunu’s remaining siblings other than Khanyi Mbau and Lasizwe Dambuza. We have established that Thandeka and Khanyi are half-siblings with different mothers; the same is true for Khanyi and Lasizwe.
Although Khanyi Mbau once revealed that she has a younger brother, it turned out that she was referring to Lasizwe Dambuza. The YouTube sensation, whose real name is Thulasizwe Siphiwe Dambuza, has gained fame and popularity from his video posts on YouTube and his sexual orientation.
What Does Thandeka Mcunu’s Do For A Living?
Thandeka Mcunu is a South African businesswoman and is also a mother of four beautiful children. She is also a television personality as she has appeared in multiple episodes of her sister’s TV show, Mbau Reloaded. She is married to a man only known as Tom; other details about his identity have not been made public.
There is no information about their relationship – when and how they met, whether they dated, the day or date they got hitched, and where the event took place. However, she refers to her husband as a polygamist and has alluded to that fact as the reason she doesn’t stay in the same home with him even though they both share the same business.
Her marriage has been blessed with four kids, but the names and other basic details about the children have not been made public. That notwithstanding, the businesswoman has made several posts about them on her Instagram handle, and they have also been seen with their mother several times on the show Mbau Reloaded. Considering the number of children she has, it is possible that she has been married for up to a decade.
She Gained More Fans When She Started Talking About Her Polygamist Family
Thandeka Mscunu became famous when she appeared on the Mbau Reloaded show. However, she gained even more attention and popularity when she decided to speak about her marriage to her husband, Tom. She spoke about her husband being a polygamist, and he happens to be married to about three other women.
Thandeka also took to her Instagram handle to speak about how difficult it is to be married to a polygamist. One of the major challenges she claimed she faced as one of Tom’s wives is that she is not the only one who demands her husband’s attention, and most times, that attention isn’t given.
On one of her Instagram screenshots, she narrated an experience when her husband traveled and sent her a text to come to pick him up on his arrival back home. To her surprise, when she got there, one of his other wives was also at the airport. There were two wives waiting to pick one husband.
She has even told people not to feel sorry for her, but rather they should direct their pity to her husband, who is committed to making more than one woman happy because, according to her, that’s an uphill task.
Thandeka Mcunu’s Thoughts on Polygamy
Thandeka Mcunu may be in a polygamous home, but she is not in support of polygamy. She has spoken against her husband and men who claim to be polygamists, calling them out on her sister’s show and even on her Instagram account.
Thandeka kicked against the polygamist nature of her husband as she says he doesn’t fulfill his parenting roles even to his children and does not have time for her. She also made posts on her Instagram accounts on the negative impacts of the polygamist nature of her husband on their children.
Thandeka mentioned how children seem to learn a lot from their parents, and her children, unfortunately, are caught in the web of her husband’s nature. Despite all the challenges that Thandeka is facing with her husband, she has not said anything about considering a divorce.