Julius Sello Malema of the Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) is an outspoken South African politician and activist whose influence has earned him a place as one of the most influential politicians in the African continent.
We might be used to a fearless Malema in public who is not afraid to speak his mind and keep the government on its toes, but behind the scenes, there exists another Malema. One who is a romantic husband and a doting father.
Here is a look at all the details about Julius Malema’s wife, who is his number one supporter, his children, as well as the secret to his successful marriage.
Who is Julius Malema’s wife?
Julius Malema’s wife is a beautiful South African woman known as Mantwa Matlala. She is reportedly a skilled accountant and works for a Johannesburg firm.
Despite her status as the wife to one of the most famous and outspoken South African politicians, Mantwa Mantlala has managed to maintain a very low profile and not much is known about her education, interests and education.
Both originally from Seshogo, Polokwane in Limpopo Province, Mantwa Mantlala and Julius Malema reportedly first met when they were still in high school, this was in the early or mid-2000s.
After many years of courtship, Malema and Mantlala finally got married on the 27th of December 2014 in a colourful traditional wedding ceremony that was held in Seshego, Polokwane.
The wedding was a heavily-guarded private affair that was reportedly policed by more than 20 security guards who ensured that only invited guests entered. Around 500 guests graced the event including some prolific people like Economic Freedom Fighters chairman Dali Mpofu, former Limpopo premier Cassel Mathale, Malema’s lawyer- Tumi Mokwena, and actress Lerato Moloi.
Julius Malema’s children
Julius Malema and his wife are parents to two beautiful boys. Their first son together- Munzhedi was born in 2016 and their second son- Kopani in 2018.
Additionally, Julius Malema has an older son named Ratanang who was born in 2006 from Malema’s previous relationship with Maropeng Ramohlale.
The couple avoids exposing their children on public platforms although occasionally, the EFF leader shares photos of his beautiful family on social media to celebrate them.
Read also: Get to know President Cyril Ramaphosa’s children.
The Malemas’ secret to a successful marriage
Julius Malema and his wife have been married for eight years now. Malema who never forgets to celebrate such milestones took to his social media platforms to celebrate their eight years of marriage and to share a little secret that has made their marriage a success.
“Exemplary black love, the secrecy to 8 years of unbroken bond in marriage is being best friends. We only have the two of us when confronted by upheaval and not relying on defeatists. Happy 8th anniversary, my babe; madly in love with you. ❤️😘”.
We wish Malema and his wife many more years of happiness in their union and we look forward to more anniversaries.