Zizi Kodwa biography, age, profile, wife, height, Net worth & rape

Zizi Kodwa is a South African Politician and the acting ANC Spokesperson from Johannesburg. He was born on 19 January 1970.

As a politician, he is popularly known as a member of the National Executive Committee of the African National Congress.

In May 2014, Zizi Kodwa occupied the position of the ANC’s new national spokesperson after replacing Jackson Mthembu.


Zizi Kodwa biography
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  • Name: Zizi Kodwa
  • Age: 50 years old
  • Date of birth: 19 January 1970
  • Nationality: South African
  • Occupation: Politician
  • Spouse: Zama Ngubane
  • Net worth: US$1 million.


He graduated from the University of the Western Cape. Zizi holds a Bachelor of Arts Honours degree in development studies from the University.


Zizi Kodwa is married to wife Zama Ngubane, a former model in 2011. The couple had their wedding ceremony at Durban’s picturesque Botanical Gardens.

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Over 500 guests appeared on celebrating with the couple. Some notable dignitaries who attended the wedding include President Jacob Zuma, Nathi Mthethwa, Fikile Mbalula, etc.


He stands as high as 5 feet 9 inches tall, 175 centimeters, and has a weight of 75 Kilograms, 171 Pound approx.

Net worth

The politician is estimated to have a total net worth of US$1 million as of 2018.


He was the spokesperson of the African National Congress (26 May 2014 – 2017). 

Currently, Zizi serves on the Board of Trustees of the South African International Marketing Council. 

He actively took part in the Student Representative Councils and in more militant organizations. 

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During his stay at the university, he joined the South African Students Congress. Zizi was also an SRC President. 

He was also a member of the ANC Youth League, he served in different capacities in the league’s Western Cape branch.

Later he was elected on to the organization’s national executive committee. 

Zizi served in the ANC Youth League until its national congress in Mangaung.

Rape accusation

Kodwa was accused of rape on the 14th of February, 2019 by an unidentified woman. 

On this day, February 14th, 2019, Ace Magashule, the secretary-general of the ANC told Zizi of the later he received a letter from a lady.

In the letter, the lady accused Zizi of rape and sexual assault and further mentioned that Zizi drugged two (2) other women.

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After 24 days, on the 24th of February 2019, he released a statement saying that “it was a dirty tricks campaign”. 

Though he sought legal advice, Zizi describes this allegation as “the most grotesque attack on him and his character”.

Furthermore, the self-claimed rape victim claimed she was raped in a private function.

According to her, another man was present during the rape incident. She also said that the man and Zizi used date drugs to unconscious the victim.

On 23 February 2019, ANC deputy secretary-general, Jessie Duarte, verified the rape allegation to the media. According to her, the accused denied all the accusations on him.

She further advised the accused to file a complaint to the police as the matter required investigation.


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