What Did You Hear About Vusi Thembekwayo's Wife?

Her name is Palesa Thembekwayo

By  | Sep 16, 2022, 12:31 PM  | Vusi Thembekwayo  | Relationships

Palesa Thembekwayo, Vusi Thembekwayo
Vusi Thembekwayo is one of the most prolific entrepreneurs in South Africa. The 36-year-old self-made mogul who dabbles as an investor, author, and international speaker is among the youngest richest people in South Africa with around $500 million to his name.

His accomplishments aside, Vusi and his wife have been making news lately for their frequent visits to the courts, and many people have been curious to know everything about Vusi Thembekwayo’s wife. Here is everything we know about her.

Who is Vusi Thembekwayo’s wife?


Palesa Thembekwayo, credit: Gossipdekhnews

Vusi Thembekwayo’s wife is a beautiful South African woman by the name of Palesa Makhetha Thembekwayo.

Unlike her husband, who is a well-known public figure, Palesa Thembekwayo prefers a quiet life away from the limelight. She has a private Instagram account, and very little is known about her aside from the fact that she is an entrepreneur, a wife, and a mother.

When did they get married?


Vusi Thembekwayo and Palesa got married in 2009 in what can be termed as a grand ceremony.

Since the couple is often private about their relationship, it is unclear as to when or where the two met, but it is rumoured that they had dated for some time before walking down the aisle and exchanging their vows.

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Palesa Thembekwayo's Children


Vusi and Palesa Thembekwayo's children, credit: Facebook

Vusi Thembekwayo and his wife have been blessed with three children, two sons, and a daughter.

Shortly after getting married, Vusi Thembekwayo’s wife gave birth to their firstborn son, called Vusumuzi Nathaniel Thembekwayo III, in 2010.

The couple welcomed their daughter, Amahle, in November 2012 and their second son in 2017.

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What does Vusi Thembekwayo’s wife do?


Like her husband, Palesa Thembekwayo is an entrepreneur. Together with her husband and other partners, they founded My Growth Fund, which identifies, nurtures, and helps finance black entrepreneurs in South Africa and supports them to be successful.

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Did Vusi Thembekwayo assault his wife?


Vusi Thembekwayo, source: Facebook

In December 2021, Vusi Thembekwayo dominated the headlines after his wife accused him of physically assaulting her. His assault case came one year after he sent an open letter to South African men, telling them off against abusing women.

According to Palesa Thembekwayo’s court statement, Vusi came home one evening, woke her up, and ordered her to pack her things and leave their home. When she refused to comply, Vusi slapped her a couple of times, dragged her by her legs out of their bed and down the stairs, then forced her and her things inside a car and drove off. Palesa later jumped out of the car and ran away when the car came to a stop at traffic lights.

Vusi Thembekwayo denied all accusations of assault and was released on bail. Initially, he even claimed that he had been away from home on business on the said date of the accusation but later changed his story and confirmed that he had been at home but had not assaulted his wife.

Vusi Thembekwayo’s wife addiction allegations


Following his arrest for allegedly assaulting his wife, Vusi Thembekwayo alleged that on the date that he was accused of assault, he had come home to find his wife drunk, and that angered him.

He further revealed that his wife had been battling with alcohol and substance abuse but that he had not assaulted her.

However, this new reveal did not sit well with a lot of South Africans who condemned him for trying to justify his physical abuse and exposing his wife’s weakness.

It is unclear whether Vusi Thembekwayo’s wife is struggling with addiction or if it was just a way for Vusi to divert attention from his assault case, but either way, the truth will come out someday, most likely soon when their assault case is heard in court.

Vusi Thembekwayo's divorce


Vusi Thembekwayo, source: Facebook


It appears that Vusi has offically joined the divorced millonaires' club as it appears that his wife walked out of their marriage.

In early August 2022, reports emerged that Vusi Thembekwayo's wife had filed for a divorce from the motivational speaker.

According to reports, Palesa cited physical abuse and cheating as the reason behind the divorce, pointing out that his infidelity has demotivated her from continuing with the marriage.

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