Gugu Gumede biography, age, husband, children, family, parents, education, career, net worth
Gugu Gumede is a South African actress who rose to prominence thanks to her outstanding acting skills as Ma’Mlambo on Uzalo.
Many stories/rumours circulate Gugu, some of which are true. Here is what you need to know about Gugu’s life since childhood.
Full name: Gugu Gumede
Date of birth: Born on 10 December 1992
Age: 31 years old
Place of birth: KwaZulu Natal
Marital status: Single
Children: one (1)
Net worth: R2,3 million
Gugu Gumede’s age, early life
The bubbly actress grew up in KwaZulu Natal from a filthy wealthy family. Gugu is 31 years old despite featuring in shows as an older woman.
While growing up, her parents had high hopes that she would be a lawyer. This, however, could not happen thanks to Gugu’s deep passion for arts and acting.
As disappointing as it felt, her parents accepted that she followed her dreams and thank God, Gugu is living her dream.
Gugu Gumede’s husband and children
After returning to South Africa when she completed her studies abroad, Gugu was rumoured to be in love with an unidentified man.
She never came out public about her boyfriend, but she fell pregnant and had a baby. Despite having a baby, Gugu did not disclose her boyfriend/husband.
Speaking of her marriage status, Gugu said: “In these three going on four years that I have been single‚ I have gotten to know myself so well.
For me‚ it was a decision guided by my core values. I want to be able to bring the best version of myself to my future husband.”
Gugu Gumede’s parents, and family
Many have been asking who are Gugu Gumede’s parents and his family. Now, the confusion is finally over; Gugu Gumede’s father is Simon Hulumeni Gumede.
Also, her mother is the popular Zanele kaMagwaza-Msibi, a former Deputy Minister of Science and Technology of South Africa in the cabinet of Jacob Zuma.
Many fans imagined that Gugu got her breakthrough because of her family’s connections, but she proved that myth wrong. She is a fine actress, and her talent is now showing itself.
Gugu Gumede’s academic qualifications and education
Thanks to her wealthy parents, Gugu Gumede attended her school in private schools in South Africa.
It is believed that she had private tutors at some point in her life.
After finishing her matric/ secondary education, Gugu had to pursue a career in arts and acting.
She went to America and studied acting at the American Academy of Dramatic Arts in Los Angeles.
Gugu Gumede’s career
After completing her studies in the United States, Gugu returned and joined Generations in 2013.
This attracted so much attention that she couldn’t just come and be part of the country’s most popular drama soapie.
She started leaving every hater with no words before she joined Uzalo in 2015 as Ma’Mlambo.
When she joined, Uzalo was the most-viewed drama series in the country.
In 2018, she presented the 11th Crown Gospel Music Awards alongside Somizi Mhlongo, Rebecca Malope, Clement Maosa and other celebrities.
Gugu Gumede’s net worth
When not on-set, she is either at church or making side hustles. Talk about keeping the scam alive. That is how she keeps her money rolling in, and all these gigs she is scooping are cashing in a whopping R2,3 million.