Zizi kodwa biography, age, profile, wife, qualifications, contact details

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Zizi Kodwa (born 19 January 1970) is a South African politician. He currently serves as the Deputy Minister of State Security of the Republic of South Africa.

He held the position on 30 May 2019 and has been involved in many controversies and issues relating to corruption. Lately, he made headlines after reports alleged that Zizi was involved in deals relating to corruption.

He is among the top officials of the ruling party, African National Congress (ANC), and though his background is a humble one. The circulating controversies on Zizi have given birth to several theories about him. Kodwa’s biography would give you detailed information about who he is.


NameZizi Kodwa
Born19 January 1970 (age 51 years)
BirthdayJanuary 19
EducationBachelor of Arts Hons.
Alma materUniversity of Western Cape
WifeZaza Ngubane
PositionDeputy Minister of State Security, RSA

Road to Politics

The top and relentless member of the ANC, a political party in South Africa, started to be involved in political activities as a young boy. 

Growing up was not an easy experience for him as a child. He discovered some imperfections in the system. Then he made a promise to be among the change.


His date of birth is on January 19, 1970, and the place of birth is in Cape Town, South Africa. Zizi Kodwa is 51 years old. He grew up under the care and love of his mother. She raised him by herself and tried all within her power to cater to him and his siblings.

Watching his mother who worked as a domestic mother cater for her children propelled his career in politics.


Zizi Kodwa is married to Zaza Ngubane, a former model. The couple cemented their union at a wedding in the year 2011. The ceremony was held at Botanical Gardens, Durban, South Africa.

Many notable politicians graced the occasion and it hosted over five-hundred political leaders. Former president Jacob Zuma was also at the event to witness them exchange their marital vows.


He attended the University of Western Cape (UWC). While in the higher institution, he studied for a Bachelor of Arts Honours degree.

Contact details

To reach the Deputy Minister has been made easy, you can either give him a call through his phone number or pay him a visit to his physical address.

  • Postal address: PO Box 1037, Menlyn, 0077.
  • Physical address: Bogare Building, 2 Atterbury Road, Menlyn, Pretoria.
  • Phone: 012 367 0700.
  • Fax: 012 367 0749.


On May 26, 2014, he occupied the position of the spokesperson of the African National Congress (ANC). He served in the position until 2017. Zizi serves on the Board of Trustees of the SA International Marketing Council.

Zizi actively participated in the Student Representative Councils and several other “militant organizations”. He took part in the Congress of South African Students. The congress was later banned but reincarnated as the Township Student Congress. 

While in the university, he occupied the position of SRC President. He was also a member of the SA Students Congress. During his days as an ANC Youth League Member, he severed in different capacities in the Western Cape branch of the league. 

Eventually, he climbed to the national executive committee of the organization after he was elected to the position. He remained a member of the African National Congress (ANC) Youth League until its congress in Mangaung.