South African News

Cyril Ramaphosa’s Wife Reveals She Had Five Other ‘Boyfriends’ Before Choosing Ramaphosa

The first lady of South Africa, Tshepo Motsepe, has spoken candidly about her encounter with President Cyril Ramaphosa and revealed that he was not one of her top five choices.

In a conversation with Pasella, an Afrikaans lifestyle programme, Motsepe discussed her marriage. A video of the interview was uploaded on Twitter.

She said she met Ramaphosa on a blind date set up by her friends. She was 33 years old at time.

“My friends kept saying I was getting old and needed to settle down,” Motsepe said.

“He was not my first choice but my sixth.”

Before meeting his current wife, Ramaphosa was married from 1978 to 1989 to Hope Ramaphosa, with whom he has a son, and from 1991 to 1993 to the late businesswoman Nomazizi Mtshotshisa.

In 1996 he married Motsepe, the sister of billionaire Patrice Motsepe.

Speaking to the Sunday Times in 2017, Ramaphosa confessed about his extramarital affair with a Limpopo doctor.

“I had a relationship with only one person and it ended. I dealt with it with my wife. We now have a professional relationship.

“I am not a blesser. My wife and I support 54 young people every month, 30 females and 24 males. We are transforming people’s lives.”

At the time Motsepe said news of the affair was a “smear campaign”.

“It is very sad what is happening. It’s disappointing people have to go to such lengths to discredit a person. I am very upset about it. We have been together for a very long time and are happily married. I support and respect him and I love him.”

Related Articles

Back to top button