Thembinkosi Nciza is a South African politician and former music producer who formerly served as the Gauteng secretary-general for the African National Congress (ANC).
As a music producer, Nciza co-founded a record label. Still unfortunately, it was not a successful venture as he and his partner were unable to agree on the terms for running the business together, which led to the label’s closure in 2005.
He was formerly married to Nhlanhla Nciza, but unfortunately, the union crumbled after over one decade of being together. Some details of his life are still yet to be known, especially his personal life, as the ANC politician prefers to keep his life away from the public.
Details About Thembinkosi Nciza’s Early Life Are Unknown
Thembinkosi Nciza is not you regular politician as he has remained tight-lipped about important details of his personal life, especially his early life. He does not have active social media accounts. And as a result of his interest in privacy, not much is known about him. We do not have information about his date of birth and what his children were like.
However, considering that he once served as a politician in the Gauteng office under ANC, it may be safe to say he is from the Gauteng province. We do not have details about his academic pursuit and whether or not he attended any tertiary institution.
Thembinkosi Nciza Was A Music Producer
There is practically no information about how Thembinkosi Nciza started his music career and when he began developing a passion for music. We know that he used to be a music producer and founded a now-defunct record production company with another South African music celebrity, DJ Sbu.
The record label was called TS Records. The exact year he floated his record label is not available. However, it came crumbling in 2015 due to irreconcilable differences between himself and DJ Sbu.
He Is Also A Politician
Thembinkosi Nciza also ventured into politics, and like his other career pursuits, there are no available details about how he started his political career and who gave him support. However, we know that he rose to the position of ANC’s secretary-general of Gauteng province. Because of this position, it is believed that the ANC politician hails from that province.
Nciza’s other business investments and ventures are not open to the public. As such, we don’t know how he funded his music and political career.
Thembinkosi Got Married To Nhlanhla Nciza In 2004
It is undeniable that Thembinkosi Nciza has had what we can call a successful career. Although his record label failed, it is obvious that he has other means of income. On that same note, Thembinkosi also used to enjoy a blissful married life. He was married to Nhlanhla Nciza, a singer who is part of the Mafikizolo music group.
Thembinkosi met Nhlanhla around the 1990s, and at that time, she was not so interested in dating him. Being a man who knew how to get what he wanted, Thembinkosi did not give up, and finally, his persistence and consistency paid off as she finally gave in. After dating for some time, they finally tied the knot in 2004.
His Ex-wife, Nhlanhla Nciza, is Part of the Singing Duo, Mafikizolo
Nhlanhla Nciza is also a music artist. She is the other piece of the South African award-winning music duo Mafikizolo, where she functions as the lead singer. Although we don’t have details about how Thembinkosi met his wife, it is possible that it happened around the time he dabbled into music.
She came into the limelight in 1997 as a part of the Afro-pop music group. The group released several hit songs, including albums such as “Mafikizolo” (1997), “Gate Crashers” (2000), and “ReUnited” (2013). They have featured several international artists, and despite the challenges the group has faced, they are still staying strong.
Nhlanhla also has a solo music career. Outside the group, she has released a couple of albums, including “Inguquko.” And asides from music, Nhlanhla is well known as a fashion enthusiast as she has a fabulous fashion sense.
The Couple Was Blessed With Four Children
The union between Nhlanhla and Thembinkosi was blessed with four beautiful children – three sons and a daughter. And just like Thembinkosi prefers to keep his life away from the public, he has also managed to do the same with his children.
As a result of this, his children’s exact date of birth is not available to the public. However, we know the names of their children; Nkululeko, Thamsanqua, and Luvuyo. In April 2021, Nhlanhla celebrated the 5th birthday of her last son. This would mean that he was born in April 2016.
Not much is known about her children; however, considering the number of years their marriage lasted, their children should be in school. Both Nhlanhla and Thembinkosi share a mutual love for their children and have made several decisions with them in mind.
He Lost His Daughter in an Accident
As mentioned before, Thembinkosi and Nhlanhla had four children – three sons and a daughter. But unfortunately, they lost their daughter. Their daughter, named Zinathi Nciza, died in a ghastly motor accident at the age of five.
On the 7th of December 2009, the unfortunate incident occurred when Zinathi joined her grandmother, Nomafu Nciza, to pick her cousin up from school. Nomafu, who was driving, lost control and hit a tree. While Nomafu Nciza sustained some leg and chest injuries, Zinathi sustained major head and neck injuries, leading to her death.
Losing a daughter was a harrowing experience for their family. Thembinkosi’s mother, Nomafu, could not help but blame herself for the death of her granddaughter. Thembinkosi’s wife, Nhlanhla Nciza, on the other hand, was devastated and has since revealed that she did not know she would be able to scale through dealing with the death of her daughter.
However, Nhlanhla overcame the sad situation when she had her last child Luvuyo. Although he was not a girl, having another child did so much to pacify her. She said he brought peace and light to her heart. Nhlanhla has also tried to console Thembinkosi’s mother and encouraged her to stop blaming herself because nobody blames her for the death of their daughter.
Thembinkosi Nciza Was Nhlanhla Nciza’s Husband For Only 15 Years
While the union between Thembinkosi and Nhlanhla lasted, it seemed like a perfect match-up. They had stayed together for more than 10 decades, making it difficult for anybody to see the divorce coming. However, it did come. After 15 years of a blissful marriage, things came crashing for the couple.
On the 20th of June 2019, Nhlanhla broke the news of their divorce to the public. In her caption, she expressed her heartfelt gratitude for the beautiful years they had spent together. She also thanked those who supported them through the years. She went on to say that the divorce was amicable and that they have decided to maintain a good relationship for the sake of their children.
There Were Reports That Thembinkosi Nciza Was Cheating On His Wife
Although Nhlanhla Nciza announced that her divorce from Thembinkosi was amicable, she did not give the reason for the split. And in no time, rumors started spreading about Thembinkosi being unfaithful to his wife. The name of the lady he cheated with was identified as Lebo Pasha.
Social media users soon identified the lady, and her pictures were everywhere. It was so bad that she deleted her Instagram account. There are reports that Thembinkosi had been cheating for up to four years, and his wife was aware of it but was willing to save her marriage. After trying so hard, she gave up the effort and decided to give Thembinkosi the space he required, hence their divorce.