Ike Khumalo Biography: Arrest, Age, Qualifications, Wife, Children

Ike Khumalo (born in 1972) is a South African Lawyer. The senior advocate became prominent in 2021 since the violent protest that followed Ex-President Jacob Zuma. The 50-year-old was accused of inciting public violence through social media.

The advocate is among the suspects pointed out by the state who have a hand in the July 2021 violence. The violence claimed the lives of hundreds, destroyed many properties, and inflicted injuries on many.

The Johannesburg-born jurist is faced with 6 counts of public violence incitement.

Ike Khumalo
Advocate Ike Khumalo is a Johannesburg-based senior advocate.
Background Information
Full Name: Ike Thamsanqa Khumalo
Title: Advocate
Born: 1972 (age 50 years old)
Place of Residence: Mondeor, Johannesburg
Nationality: South African
Height: N/A
Parents: N/A
Siblings: N/A
Wife • Spouse: Not Disclosed
Children: N/A
Occupation: Advocate
Net Worth: N/A

Early Life

Ike Khumalo was born in 1972 in South Africa. The jurist is very private that he has not said a word about his family. Maybe he is private due to the nature of his work. His parents’ names, his siblings, and other family members are not known.


He is an experienced and qualified Jurist based in Johannesburg, South Africa. Although he has not mentioned the university and law school he attended.

Although it is difficult to point out his specialty, the advocate shares content on social media. The videos he shares touch different areas about the citizens. The topics he has covered so far include xenophobia, employment, politics, and religion.

The South African attorney makes his views on various subjects known with boldness. Some media reports claim that he was allegedly arrested after he expressed dissatisfaction to silence him by the government. 


The lawyer was arrested on 25 July 2021 in connection with the violent protest that claimed the lives of many and destroyed many properties. 

He was arrested at his home in Mondeor, Johannesburg. He faced 6 charges for allegedly inciting public violence in Gauteng and KwaZulu-Natal.

Ike was accused by the state of sharing a series of videos of his profiles on Social media that led to the public protesting against politicians. On 4 August 2021, the advocate applied for bail at the Johannesburg Magistrate’s Court.

He was granted bail of R3,000 and was expected to temporarily prevent the use of his profiles on social media. He was to avoid being part of illegal gatherings and make sure he pays a visit to a local police station once a week.

The was to be heard on 6 September 2021 and according to the National Prosecuting Authority (NPA), it might add more charge to the 6.

Personal Life

Ike extends his private life to his relationship and love life. He has not shared who his wife is and the name of his children.

However, reports covered that it was mentioned in his bail application that Kumalo was expecting twins.

Religious view

Aside from being a critic of political leaders, his view of the Christian belief has gained him more attention. In 2018, he revealed in an interview that “Africans should see God in their perspective and not the European way”. 

He also mentioned in another show on SABC1 that the Jesus narrative is a Roman myth with the primary purpose of giving the world an individual to believe in.


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