Mmusi Maimane is one of the youngest influential politicians in South Africa and one of the pillars one of the country’s political party – Democratic Alliance. He has held several strategic offices and has become one of the most prominent personalities in the sphere of South African politics. Since 2015, he has been the leader of the DA party. Before then, he served as the leader of the Democratic Alliance in the Johannesburg City Council, as well as the former National Spokesperson of the party.
Aside from politics, Mmusi Maimane is also a pastor, business consultant/trainer and he lectures at the GIBS Business Institute. Beyond that, he is a married man and a doting father of two children. Learn more about his biography, career, family and net worth below.
Who is Mmusi Maimane and How Old is He?
Born as Mmusi Aloysias Maimane on the 6th of June 1980, Mumsi is the son of Simon and Ethel Maimane. His birth took place in Krugersdorp, Transvaal Province of South Africa and he is the oldest of four children of his parents, who are of Tswana and Xhosa ancestry, respectively.
Mmusi spent his early years in Soweto and has lived in Johannesburg for most of his life. When he was very young, he went to Raucall and thereafter, he attended Allen Glen High School, located in Roodepoort, Johannesburg. From there, he went to the University of South Africa, where he acquired a degree in Psychology. More so, he got a master’s degree in Public Administration from the University of the Witwatersrand and another master’s degree in Theology from the University of Bangor, Wales in the United Kingdom.
Mmusi Maimane’s political career kicked off when he applied to run as Democratic Alliance (DA) candidate for Johannesburg City Council in 2010. The following year, his intent to run for the mayoral position was announced by the party but during the main election he, however, lost the seat to the ANC’s candidate. Though he lost, he went on to become the National Spokesperson of the DA; a post which he held from November 2011 to May 2012.
He later became the Deputy Federal Chairperson of the Democratic Alliance in November 2012. This was after he garnered a majority of the votes, defeating eight other contenders to assume the position. In May 2015, he not only became the Leader of the Democratic Alliance party, but also the Leader of the Opposition in the National Assembly of South Africa.
Sometimes called the Obama of Soweto, Mmusi is the first black South African and youngest politician to lead the Democratic Alliance party. He won the hearts of the party during his time as the deputy federal head with his tremendously significant contributions. The DA election that took place in 2015, saw Mmusi win close to 90% of the votes against the party chairperson Wilmot James. He was also backed by Herman Mashaba; a prominent businessman in South Africa, who played a key role in the process. Since then, he has been acting in that capacity to date.
Asides politics, Mmusi is also a philanthropist and a member of several NGOs. He focuses on rural & youth development, as well as cases that involve HIV/AIDs. He is multilingual and is fluent in six National languages including English, Xhosa, Zulu, Sesotho, Setswana, Sephedi.
Mmusi Maimane’s Family Life (Wife & Children)
Mmusi’s personal life can be described as more or less a romantic journey. This romance not only has something to do with his beautiful wife but also his children. The entire SA cannot deny the awesomeness of Mmusi’s love life which has become an inspiration to young lovers. Simply put, Mmusi who proposed to his wife within six months of dating, does not let his political life come between what he shares with his darling wife. For this reason, people’s admiration for the couple has continued to grow over the years.
Mmusi got married to a white South African, Natalie in 2005. They both have two children; Kgalaletso Mmaimane (daughter) and Kgosi Mmaimane (Son). Unlike her husband, Natalie Maimane is a more reserved lady and does her best to stay out of public eyes. Natalie’s homely, loving, and humble nature has endeared her to lots of people. The white South African is known to be a gracious, generous-natured person and her beauty goes beyond what we see on the outside.
She has graced a number of events as a guest speaker and she’s loved for her sense of humor; not forgetting she was once a teacher. The union between Natalie and Mmusi started in a church, where they both met. Being of different races, it was not an easy journey at first, but the couple fought to dispel all misconceptions about interracial marriage.
It was also easy for them as they started out as platonic friends whose families were also close. In one of her interviews, Natalie says that her husband was more of a brother figure than a friend to her at the time. But fate had its way; the two discovered a connection between them and the rest became history. They have been together for over a decade and still counting.
What is Mmusi Maimane Net Worth?
The DA leader is not only a savvy politician but someone who also knows the nitty-gritty of the commercial society. He is one of the youngest politicians with enviable amount of investments, which have added greatly to his net worth. Through his position as the leader of the opposition party, he earns R1.6 million each year (R133 000 every month).
Mmusi also owns a communication training company, where he serves as the director. He is also a motivational speaker. All these and his other business endeavors sure put his net worth in millions of Rands. Unfortunately, his actual net worth cannot be ascertained at the moment. However, we do know he has three properties in Roodepoort, Wilgeheuwel, and Weltevreden Park, Gauteng. We hope to keep you posted when we have verified information regarding his net worth.