Zanele Sifuba Biography| Age, Husband, Children, Leaked Tape, Educational Qualifications
Zanele Sifuba is a South African politician and educator who has been the speaker of the Free State Provincial Legislature since May 2019. She is also a member of the African National Congress. Here is a brief biography of her:
Age and Date of Birth
Zanele Sifuba’s real age is not clear, as there are conflicting reports on her date of birth. According to reports, either she was born in 1966 or 1967.
Zanele Sifuba Husband and Children
Zanele Sifuba is known to be married, though the identity of her husband has never been revealed. She has never shared photos of her husband anywhere.
It is not clear how many children she has, although she once shared her picture with three children on Facebook in December 2013.
Zanele Sifuba obtained a bachelor of arts in education from Vista University in 1988, a bachelor of psychology from the Central University of Technology, and a postgraduate diploma in governance and political transformation from the University of the Free State in 2017. She is currently pursuing a master’s degree in the same field.
Zanele Sifuba worked as a teacher from 1999 to 2019 and as the deputy director responsible for monitoring and evaluation at the provincial Department of Social Development.
She joined the African National Congress in 1995 and held various leadership positions in the party’s regional and provincial structures, as well as in the South African Democratic Teachers Union and COSATU.
She was elected to the Free State Provincial Legislature in March 2019 and became the speaker of the house on 22 May 2019.
Leaked Tape Scandal
In November 2022, she was involved in a controversy when a sex tape featuring her was leaked on social media. She opened a case against the person who shared the video, but did not reveal their identity.
Gender experts later stated that circulating Free State speaker Zanele Sifuba’s explicit video is considered abuse and could attract jail time or a fine. Those still sharing Zanele Sifuba’s video could end up in jail.