Duduzane Zuma (born 20 May 1982 in Maputo, Mozambique) is a South African businessperson. He gained popularity for several controversial reasons. He is also famous in the country for being the son of the former president of South Africa Jacob Zuma.

He has been involved in many scandals of which the latest almost saw him in jail. Duduzane is the most popular son of his father. Duduzane Zuma is Jacob Zuma’s most famous son and a controversial figure in the country.


Duduzane Zuma biography
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NameDuduzane Zuma
Born20 May 1982 (age 39 years)
Maputo, Mozambique
Nationality South Africa
WifeShanice Stork
ParentsJacob Zuma, Kate Mantsho Zuma


Duduzane Zuma father
Dudu sitting beside his father Jacob Zuma, the former president of South Africa. Image: IG.

His date of birth is on 20 May 1982 and the place of birth is in Maputo, Mozambique. Duduzane Zuma is 39 years old. He was born into the family of Jacob Zuma (father) and (Kate Mantsho). He is the second male child his mother had.

Sadly, he lost his mother Kate Mantsho Zuma in 2000, reports covered that she took her life at the time he was sixteen (16). Other reports alleged that she likely died from an overdose of malaria medication and sleeping pills.


Together with his mother, Jacob Zuma had five (5) children. His siblings names are Mxolisi Saady Zuma, Duduzile Zuma (his twin), Phumzile Zuma, and Nhlakanipho Vusi Zuma (late brother).

He lost his brother Vusi to Systemic Lupus Erythematosus (SLE) in 2018. Duduzane has eighteen (18) more siblings from his stepmothers. Though he is the most popular child of all the children Jacob Zuma has.


In May 2015, he got married to Shanice Stork. The couple cemented their union in a colorful wedding at Fairmont Hotel in Zimbali.

A traditional wedding ceremony followed the White wedding. It took place at Jacob Zuma’s home in Nkandla, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa.


He had his high school academic pursuit at Pretoria Boys High School. After he was done with his high school education, he furthered at the Nelson Mandela University of Information and Communication Technology. At the higher institution, he studied for an academic certification in Information Technology.


Upon finishing his university studies, finding a job was a challenge. In 2016, reports covered that Jacob Zuma said that the Guptas assisted Duduzane when he sought a place as an intern.

His son had to begin work as an IT trainee in the Gupta’s companies and in 2008, he held stocks and became Director of Mabengela Investments.

In the years that followed, he climbed the position of Director of several companies. He assumed the role in JIC Mining, Sahara Computers, and Island sites Investments 255. Simultaneously, he bought shares from several other companies that specialized in the mining and media sector.