Who Is Loyiso MacDonald's Wife?

There is so much to learn about her

By  | Aug 04, 2022, 10:13 AM  | Loyiso MacDonald  | Relationships

Luphiwo Mathunzi, Loyiso MacDonald
Loyiso MacDonald is an actor who has graced our screens since 2013. He has appeared in a number of TV series, including The Queen, where he played the role of Kagiso Khoza for five seasons.

While Loyiso has managed to keep his private life low-key for years, recently, stories that his wife was divorcing him were all over the papers, and suddenly everyone wanted to know who Loyiso MacDonald’s wife was.

In the spirit of keeping you updated, here is everything you need to know about Loyiso’s ex-wife, including their famous divorce.

Who is Loyiso MacDonald’s wife?


Loyiso MacDonald and his ex-wife, credit: Operanews


Loyiso MacDonald’s wife, or ex-wife as of now, is called Luphiwo Mathunzi. She is a creative, intelligent, and attractive woman with chocolate skin, a big infectious smile, and short hair, who is probably in her 30s.

Not much is known about Luphiwo, who prefers to keep her personal life low, although it is reported that Luphiwo Mathunzi was born and raised in Mpumalanga, in Kwa-Zulu Natal. 

According to her social media posts, it also appears that she lost her mother to illness in 2021.

When did Loyiso MacDonald and his wife get married?


After six years of dating, Loyiso MacDonald and his wife Luphiwo exchanged their marriage vows on the 30th of September, 2012, in a traditional private ceremony which was held in Luphiwo’s hometown- Mpumalanga.

The couple’s mutual interest in arts is said to have brought them together. According to sources, Loyiso and Luphiwo met at a theatre in Johannesburg during the performance of the stage play Othello, produced by Think Theatre.

It is not clear whether the ex-couple has any children.

What does Loyiso MacDonald’s wife do?

A black and white image of Luphiwo Mathunzi, credit: Instagram

Like her ex-husband, Luphiwo Mathunzi works in the creative industry too.

She is an actress, an entrepreneur, a producer, a writer, and a blogger who uses her blog to share her daily experiences and nuggets of wisdom.

Loyiso MacDonald’s wife is more of a theatre actress, unlike Loyiso, who has a preference for the screens.

Did Loyiso MacDonald’s wife leave him?


In 2021, Loyiso MacDonald’s wife filed for a divorce from him on the grounds of infidelity. This came after Loyiso’s cheating scandals got too much for his wife to handle.

During the divorce proceedings, it was also alleged that the couple had been living separately since 2017, although either party has not confirmed this.

According to the papers presented in court, Loyiso explained that the mutual love and respect for each other had been lost. She didn’t foresee a point where their normal marriage relationship would be restored.

Even though the couple was married into community of property, their assets would not be divided as expected; in the papers, Loyiso would keep his car and continue paying for it.

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Who is Loyiso MacDonald’s side chick? 


Actress Zandile Msutwana, Luyiso's alleged side dish

A few years back, Loyiso MacDonald became the talk of the town after reports of his cheating with a co-star emerged. At the time, Loyiso denied all accusations.

However, the rumors were confirmed when his wife filed for divorce, and according to sources, the home breaker of Loyiso’s marriage is actress Zandile Msutwana who plays the character of Vuyiswa in The Queen.

It is unclear whether Zandile and Loyiso MacDonald are still dating or whether they parted since Loyiso left The Queen after five seasons to pursue other projects while Zandile is still on the show.

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Luphiwo Mathunzi’s social media


Luphiwo Mathunzi is quite active on social media. Here are her social media handles in case you want to catch up on some inspiring creative content.

Instagram: @mathunzimacdonald

Facebook: Mathunzi Macdonald

Twitter: @mathunzi_
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