Jessica Motaung profile

Biography

Jessica Motaung (born August 23, 1973) is a former beauty pageant winner, Television personality, and sports executive. She is the current chief marketing director of the professional football club Kaizer Chiefs.

The television personality is also the daughter of Kaizer Motaung, the founder of Kaizer Chiefs F.C. She has worked in the football club for over twenty years.

Jessica Motaung
Jessica Motaung biography
Jessica Motaung is a former beauty pageant winner.
Quick Facts
Full Name:Jessica Motaung
Born:August 23, 1973 (age 49 years old)
Place of Birth:South Africa
Nationality:South African
Parents:Kaizer Motaung (father), Valeta Motaung (mother)
Siblings:4
Spouse:Ken Simmons
Children:Kenneth, Donald
Height:1.75 m
Occupation:Beauty pageant winner, television personality, sports executive
Years Active:2003-date

Early Life

Jessica Motaung was born on August 23, 1973, in South Africa to Kaizer Motaung and Valeta Motaung. She is the third child and has four siblings – Thabo Motaung, Bobby Motaung, Kaizer Motaung Jr, and Kemiso Motaung.

Her father is a South African football legend and founder of the Naturena-based Kaizer Chiefs F.C.

Career

Motaung has worked in the football club for many years. She has been the Marketing Director of the Kaizer Chiefs Football Club since 2003.

In 1997, she became Miss South Africa First Princess and Africa’s Queen of Beauty. The same year, she represented South Africa at the Miss World pageant and finished as second runner-up.

In 1998, she started to present the SABC investigative news program Speak Out. 

Personal Life

Jessica Motaung is off the market and married to Ken Simmons. Her husband’s suspected infidelity affected their happy union and home. She couldn’t tolerate it and had to pack for her parents.

After the couple settled the differences, she returned to her matrimonial home. With her husband, she has two children, namely Kenneth and Donald.

Kaizer Chiefs

Jessica is among the long-serving employee at Kaizer Chiefs Football Club. She joined the club as marketing director in 2003 and has continued to occupy the position.

Jessica has proven to be a force to be reckoned with in the football club. Her father is currently the managing director and the Chief Executive Officer of the club.

 Awards

  • 1997: Miss Gauteng
  • 2014: Women’s Day Awards, Seven Most Influential Women in South Africa
  • 2015: Top Ten, South Africa’s Most Influential Women.
  • 2015: Spar GSport Woman of the Year (nomination)
  • 2020: Honored by Protea Glen Secondary School as One of South Africa’s Most Influential Women.

FAQ

Who is Jessica Motaung?

Jessica is a former beauty queen and title holder and was Miss South Africa First Princess and Africa’s Queen of Beauty in 1997. Still, in 1997, she was the second runner-up at the Miss World pageant. Though she is currently in her forties, she is still ravishing in beauty.

Who is the firstborn of Kaizer Motaung?

Thabo Motaung is the firstborn child of Kaizer Motaung and was a prominent businessperson. He suffered from meningitis and stayed in the hospital for a long time before he died in June 2016. The businessman passed away at Garden City Hospital, Johannesburg, South Africa.

How many children does Jessica Motaung have?

Jessica Motaung is a proud mother with two sons – Kenneth and Donald.