Zizo Tshwete Biography: Age, Husband, Career & Net Worth


Zizo Tshwete (born 12 December 1988) is a South African model, radio presenter, and TV personality. She is best known for hosting the SABC1 music show Selimathunzi between 2011 and 2015.

Zizo Tshwete won the Miss South Africa teen crown in 2004.

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Zizo Tshwete Age

Zizo was born was on 12th December 1988 in Transkei, Idutywa village, South Africa. She is 35 years old as of 2023 and celebrates his birthday on December 12th every year.

Zizo Tshwete Education

She attended Komga Junior for her primary education and Clarendon Girls High School for her secondary education. Both schools are located in East London.

While in secondary school, she enjoyed activities such as m tennis, netball, Tae Bo, debating, and drawing.

Zizo still has plans of studying journalism and media studies at Rhodes University in Grahamstown

Zizo Tshwete Husband

Zizo is married to Mayihlome Tshwete. The couple got married on December 11, 2015, at the Gonubie Manor venue in East London. They had the  Xhosa wedding the next day at Eastern Cape, King William’s Town.

Zizo met Mayihlome Tshwete in Durban during the 40th birthday celebration of Malusi Gigaba.

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They were both there for different reasons as Mayihlome Tshwete was part of the organizing committee while Zizo was there to cover the event for Selimathunzi. They have a son together named Vukile Tshwete. He was born in 2016.

Divorce Rumours

In 2018, rumours flew around that Zizo and Mayihlome were separated. According to the Daily Sun, the couple were going through a lot of pressure and facing many challenges.

Zizo and her husband however, refused to make any comments as regard the claims. On March 16 2019, the couple still celebrated their son’s birthday together. That’s a beam of hope that they are still together.


She started her career as a presenter on Selimathunzi. She had however been in the limelight since she won the Miss South Africa teen crown in 2004. After she left Selimathunzi, Zizo joined the Masigoduke team.

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She also hosted the Afternoon Express on SABC 3 and was the host of the  Lotto Live show on a weekly basis.

TV Shows

  • Code Green – Season 1
  • Glambition – Season 1
  • Miss SA And Miss SA Teen – Season 1
  • SABC Crown Gospel Music Awards – Season 6
  • ScreenTime with Nicky Greenwall – Season 4
  • Selimathunzi – Season 21 — 26
  • The AXE Sweet Life – Season 1 as Dark Angel
  • The Metro FM Music Awards – Season 11
  • The South African Music Awards – Season 20
  • Zaziwa – Season 1

Net Worth

She has an estimated net worth of $200,000 which she has earned as a model, radio presenter, and TV personality.






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