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Carl Niehaus – Biography, Age, Wife, Career & Net Worth


Carl Niehaus (born 25 December 1959) is the former spokesman for the South African ruling party the African National Congress, the former spokesman for Nelson Mandela.

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Carl Niehaus Age

He was born on the 25th of December 1959 in South Africa. As of 2021, he is 62 years old and celebrates his birthday on December 25th every year.


Niehaus had falsely claimed to have a master’s degree and a doctorate in theology (summa cum laude) from Utrecht University, according to a series of media investigations in February 2008.

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A Bachelor’s degree in theology from the University of South Africa (Unisa) was conferred in April 1988, and an honours degree (Cum Laude) from the same school was awarded two years later.

Carl Niehaus Wife

Niehaus married Jansie Lourens in 1986, the woman who had recruited him into the anti-apartheid armed struggle, and was sentenced to four years in prison for the same treason plan that landed Niehaus in prison. Niehaus married Linda Thango after the marriage split in 2002.

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He married Mafani Gunguluza, a businesswoman, in September 2008, and they divorced in 2012, according to 702 Radio. He was reported to have a new girlfriend in 2019.


He became Nelson Mandela’s spokesman in 1994 and, later, a member of parliament and chairman of the correctional services committee. He was nominated as South Africa’s ambassador to the Netherlands in late 1996.

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He became the co-chairman of the Home for All project, a white activists’ attempt to apologize for apartheid, in late 2000.

Niehaus reappeared in 2017 as a spokesperson for the Umkhonto we Sizwe Military Veterans’ Association and a major part of Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma’s failed presidential bid.

Net Worth

He has an estimated net worth of $1 million which he has earned as a politician.

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