Who Are Cyril Ramaphosa’s Children? 

Who Are Cyril Ramaphosa’s Children?

Members of the first family were largely unknown until President Cyril Ramaphosa was sworn into the Office of the President. As such, South Africans are now understandably interested in learning more about the first family and, in particular, Cyril Ramaphosa’s children and wife.

Cyril Ramaphosa’s Children

Cyril Ramaphosa’s children have largely maintained low profiles and avoid the spotlight, despite their father being the most prominent South African citizen. 

However, over the years, we have kept gathering info about them. 

Let us get started!

Andile Ramaphosa – 32 Years Old

Cyril Ramaphosa’s first child is Andile Ramaphosa. His parents, Cyril and Hope, had him in South Africa in 1981. 

Although there is little evidence about his early years, it is assumed that he was raised in South Africa, where he received his elementary education.

Andile is an intelligent man who graduated from the University of Cape Town with a bachelor’s degree in accounting and statistics. 

He also holds two Master’s degrees from the NYU Stern School of Business and Fudan University. 

He currently runs several businesses.

Andile is also a married man, having exchanged vows in 2018 with Bridget Birungi, the daughter of the former Uganda prime minister. Attendees were limited to family, and a few close relatives from the bride’s side, including Ugandan president Yoweri Museveni. 

Along with his father, Andile Ramaphosa’s mother, Hope, traveled to Uganda for the ceremony.

Andile-Cyril Strained Relations

Following Julius Malema’s accusation that Cyril Ramaphosa had physically assaulted his mother, Hope, a few years back, the young man publicly stated that he adores his folk. 

In a message that stated, “Respectfully, this item is fake news,” Andile staunchly defended his dad on Twitter, denying the accusations and branding them as lies. 

However, Andile’s involvement in the Bosasa scandal, often dubbed African Global Operations, severely strained their father-son bond. 

The corporation allegedly paid Andile Ramaphosa’s business, Blue Crane Capital, a flat sum of R2 million for consultancy services.

The President did not shield his son in this from scrutiny by public watchdogs and had made it clear that, should Andile be implicated, he would support his prosecution.

Tulisa Ramaphosa

The late Nomazizi Mtshotshisa, Cyril Ramaphosa’s second wife, gave birth to Tulisa, the couple’s second child. Tulisa has the lowest profile of all of the children of Cyril Ramaphosa. 

She is not well-known, despite efforts on the part of journalists in the traditional media and bloggers.

Tumelo Ramaphosa

Cyril and Tshepo had a son named Tumelo. Although his exact birthdate is unconfirmed, we do know he is in his mid-thirties.

Tumelo spent his formative years in South Africa but relocated to San Francisco after finishing his undergraduate studies. In the U.S., he attended the Hult International Business School and obtained a Master of Science.

Tumelo is active on almost all social networks, unlike his siblings. He is a favorite of lots of girls all over the nation who adore his amazing physique.

His stunning looks and physique earned him the nickname “National Bae” among women.

He is reportedly dating Kelebogile Shomang, and some sources report that the pair are truly infatuated and have plans to move to the next phase. 

The President’s hot-shot son is also developing into a good shrewd entrepreneur and is currently the head of StudEX Wildlife, a firm that seeks to safeguard threatened and endangered species from illegal poaching.

In addition to the aforementioned, Tumelo is an investor in GAD and GCCE, two cryptocurrency hedge funds. He also consults for Alpha Crypto Moo and Block Mesh.

Mashudu and Keneilwe

The youngest and least well-known children of Cyril are Keneilwe and Mashudu. They are both females and the second and third children, respectively, of the President and Tshepo Motsepe-Ramaphosa. Nevertheless, it’s because they are still underage and still pursuing their education. 

In 2018, it came to light that both were University of Cape Town students and joined after attending Roedean College for their secondary education. What they are pursuing and when they complete their program remains a mystery.

Cyril Ramaphosa’s Wives

The first lady, Dr. Tshepo Motsepe-Ramaphosa, who is reputed to maintain a very low profile, is a familiar face to the public. She is a medical doctor by training and a holder of Harvard’s Master’s degree n public health.  

The first lady is the sister of Mamelodi Sundowns owner and mining tycoon Patrice Motsepe, as well as the late Chief Augustine Butana Chaane Motsepe’s daughter.

She is renowned for having a generous side due to her involvement with numerous non-profit organizations and in several African nations. Tshepo currently serves as the African Self-Help Trust’s chair.

First Marriage

You might find it interesting to know that the President’s first marriage to Hope Ramaphosa took place in the formative years of his political career. Ramaphosa met Hope while at the University of South Africa studying law, and the couple were married in 1978. Ten more years of marriage would pass before their marriage was quietly dissolved in 1989.

Although no explanation for their divorce was given, it is believed that the couple split amicably and are still friendly. 

After the President was accused of domestic violence in 2020, the former Mrs. Ramaphosa recently stood up for him. It’s important to note that Andile Ramaphosa is the lone child from the marriage.

Second Marriage

In 1991, Cyril Ramaphosa married the already-deceased Nomazizi Mtshotshisa a few years after his marriage to his first wife ended in divorce. 

Even though it is unclear when their relationship started or how they met, their paths likely crossed at one of these gatherings because it was clear they were both interested in dismantling South Africa’s apartheid regime. They were married for only two years before ending in divorce in 1993. 

Nevertheless, they had already had a daughter named Tulisa. Their divorce wasn’t made public, but claims surfaced in 2020 that spousal violence was the cause of their split. None of these claims have been proved, as Nomazizi is now deceased and not available to corroborate those accounts.

The late Nomazizi Mtshotshisana died in 2008 after apparently enduring a protracted illness. She was the first African woman lady to serve as chair of Telkom, which is listed on the NYSE. 

Third Marriage

Cyril Ramaphosa has been in three separate marriages. Dr. Tshepo Motsepe is his third and present spouse; it is known that they got married in 1996. 

The First Lady of South Africa is renowned for being intelligent, having earned a degree in medicine from the University of Kwa Zulu Natal. She went on to study at Harvard School of Public Health, where she earned a master’s degree.

Dr. Motsepe hails from a highly wealthy family. South African mining mogul and billionaire Motsepe and Bridgette Radebe, the spouse of Jef Radebe – a politician – are her siblings. 

The President and the first lady have three children together – Mashudu, Keneilwe, and Tumelo.

Frequently Asked Questions

How many children does Cyril Ramaphosa have?

The President has 5 children. They are Andile, Tulisa, Tumelo, Mashudu, and Keneilwe Ramaphosa.

Are Any of Cyril Ramaphosa’s Children into Politics?

One would assume that at least one of Cyril Ramaphosa children will pursue a career in politics given the enormous success and notoriety their father has enjoyed in that field. But as of right now, nobody in the First family is reported to be interested in carrying on their father’s political legacy.

Does Cyril Ramaphosa have adopted Children?

As all of Cyril Ramaphosa children were born from his three marriages and he does not have adopted children. However, the President and his wife Tshepo have publicly stated that they financially support more than 50 children from impoverished families, nevertheless.


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