Profile / Biography
BIRTH NAME / REAL NAME: Gugulethu Zuma-Ncube
DATE OF BIRTH: 1985
PLACE OF BIRTH: Johannesburg, Gauteng, South Africa
OCCUPATION: Businesswoman, Creator, and TV Producer
HUSBAND: Wesley Ncube
PARENTS: Jacob Zuma (Father) and Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma (Mother)
SIBLINGS: Thuthukile Zuma and Msholozi Zuma
Gugu Zuma-Ncube is a South African Businesswoman, Creator, and TV Producer best known as the creator and executive producer of South African’s popular soapie drama Uzalo.
Early Life and Background
Gugulethu Zuma-Ncube was born in 1985 in Johannesburg, Gauteng.
Gugu Zuma graduated from AFDA with a Live Performance degree in 2007.
Gugu Zuma Husband
Gugu Zuma met her husband, Wesley Ncube, the son of Zimbabwean United Movement for Democratic Change politician Welshman Ncube, while she was studying in Cape Town, and married him at the end of 2008.
Gugu Zuma Parents and Siblings
Gugu Zuma-Ncube is the daughter of former President, Jacob Zuma and African National Congress (ANC) politician Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma, and daughter-in-law to Zimbabwean United Movement for Democratic Change politician Welshman Ncube.
She is the sister to Thuthukile Zuma and Msholozi Zuma.
Gugulethu Zuma is a South African actress best known for her starring role as Sergeant Bhelu Mini in the SABC1 drama series Interrogation Room, from 2007-2008.
Her graduation film won a SAFTA award and was nominated for a student Oscar at the Student Academy Awards in Hollywood. She has been involved in various stage productions and education theatre projects.
She also appeared in the 2008 film, White Wedding and played the vivacious and down to earth Lesedi Moloi in the SABC3 soapie Isidingo.
In 2011, she volunteered at Luthuli House, the ANC’s headquarters, with her sister Thuthukile.
Zuma-Ncube also co-owns Stained Glass Productions with Kobedi “Pepsi” Pokane, through which they co-produced Uzalo, a soapie, for the SABC1 channel.