Who Is Buhle Samuels’ Husband Thando Sonqishe?

Buhle Samuels got married in March 2022 to a businessman named Thando Sonqishe. The beautiful couple tied the knot in a private wedding ceremony, and the news of their marriage broke the internet. This is a result of the gorgeous actress and model being the crush of many Mzansi men.

Buhle has been able to capture the hearts of her male fans with the sultry photos she often shares on her social media accounts. Hence, the news of her being off the market got many of her admirers heartbroken, and they took to social media to express their disappointment.

When Did Buhle Samuels Get Married?

Since attaining fame, Buhle Samuels has ensured that details of her private life are well fastened to her chest. As a result, her dating life was a big mystery for Mzansi to uncover. Surprisingly, in late March 2022, pictures of the actress’ traditional marriage ceremony emerged online. She was seen rocking traditional wedding attire.

As Buhle Samuels never publicized her engagement or marriage, Mzansi was left to solve the puzzle of who her husband was. Soon after the photos of her traditional private ceremony made rounds on the internet, it was revealed that her husband is a businessman who goes by the name Thando Sonqishe. Buhle’s traditional marriage took place in her hometown in Eastern Cape.

Later on May 2nd, 2022, she and her husband had a civil wedding which was also a private affair. Even though Buhle Samuels wanted to have a secret wedding, entertainment blogger Musa Khawula shared the news of her wedding on Twitter. He posted the date of the event along with the invitation card, which sent mouths wagging.

Interestingly, Buhle Samuels and her husband instructed the guests to switch off their phones and cameras as they wanted the guest’s total and undivided attention at the event.

Inside the Actress’ Private Wedding

Though Buhle Samuel and her husband wanted their civil wedding ceremony to be a secret and not to make headlines on social media, pictures of the lavish wedding ceremony still found their way to the internet. The wedding was a private affair, and only close friends and family were in attendance.

Among the celebrity guests that graced the sumptuous private event are Yonda Thomas, Tamaryn Green, Natalie Hlahla, Khanya Mkangisa, Phindile Gwala, K. Naomi Phakathi, and Jabulani Ngcobo. The ceremony was organized by celebrity event planner Londiwe Mazwide of Andimahle Building Events.

While sharing their experience at the wedding, some of the guests said it was something they have never witnessed before as Buhle Samuels’ husband was moving around the arena with bouncers. The guests were also barred from taking pictures by the bouncers who made dramatic scenes at the wedding.

It was only the event planner, Londy, who was allowed to take pictures of the wedding. Despite the guests being asked by the couple to respect their wish for the wedding to be private by switching off their phones and cameras, pictures and videos of the wedding were leaked online. The guests of the wedding attested to having had a good time.

It was booze galore as Buhle Samuels and her husband made available several bottles of Veuve (Clicquot champagne), reportedly sold for R925 at Pick n Pay. In some of the leaked pictures, the bride was seen looking stunning in a Xhosa-inspired one-sleeve black and white gown. Buhle Samuels’ husband, on the other hand, wore a Chinese-inspired black shirt and trousers.

What Does Buhle Samuels’ Husband Do For a Living?

Buhle Samuels’ husband, Thando Sonqishe, is said to be a businessman. However, when Musa Khawula broke the news of the King of Joburg actress’ wedding, he alleged that her husband was a criminal involved in illicit business. From what was witnessed at Buhle’s wedding, it was evident that she was married to a wealthy man.

She further solidified the claim a couple of weeks after her wedding when she showed off a brand new Porsche Carerra 4s worth over R3 million, which she acquired. Though she didn’t explain in her Instagram story whether the expensive car was a gift or she purchased it herself, it was assumed by some of her fans that her rich husband gifted her the car.

Why Buhle Samuels’ Husband is Alleged to be a Criminal

Buhle Samuels’ husband was allegedly involved in the OR Tambo airport cash heist that happened in 2017. His name appeared as one of the suspects involved in the crime of stealing R20.7 million cash, with no foreign currency involved. At the time of his arrest, it was reported that Thando Sonqishe agreed to be an accomplice to the crime but was never involved in the heist directly.

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He allegedly admitted to sourcing the blue police lights for the vehicles used and was paid R1 million for his role. However, during his affidavit application for bail, he denied having anything to do with the crime. Meanwhile, Standard Bank officials linked the cash found in possession of Thando Sonqishe’s girlfriend to the stolen consignment.

When police arrived to arrest him at his luxury home in Blue Valley worth approximately R3 million, he jumped out of the window and hid on his neighbor’s roof. He declared his monthly income as R30,000 but owned a Toyota Hilux, Hyundai 120, and Lamborghini Gallardo at the time of his arrest. While still charged in court, investigations were made about Thando Sonqishe, and it was discovered that he had a number of previous convictions.

He had been arrested on the scene of an armed robbery attack in Sandton in 2010 in a hijacked vehicle. He had also been convicted of reckless and negligent driving. Nevertheless, the robbery charges against him were withdrawn by a junior prosecutor after the contact details of witnesses were altered on official court records.

Later in December 2018, among the eight suspects involved in the OR Tambo heist, one was acquitted, and charges against four of the men were withdrawn. Only three men were sentenced to a total of 90 years in prison, of which Mr. Sonqishe was not inclusive.

Buhle Samuels and Her Husband Welcomed Their First Child in December 2022

Undoubtedly, Buhle Samuels is one of those celebrities who hardly put their private lives on social media. As a result, it was unknown that the actress-turned-influencer was pregnant. Thus, she took her fans unawares when she announced the arrival of her baby girl on December 12th, 2022, on Twitter.

Buhle was filled with joy about becoming a first-time parent. Congratulatory messages subsequently flooded her timeline.

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