See: Gugu Gumede’s Family House
Uzalo actress, Gugu Gumede being the daughter of one of the most influential politicians in the country had quite a privileged life growing up.
We now know that Gugu Gumede’s mom is Zanele Magwaza-Msibi, the National Freedom Party president, a former legislator, and Deputy Minister of Science and Technology of South Africa in ex-president Jacob Zuma’s cabinet.
Gugu Gumede also lived abroad at some point, whilst attending the Acting and Drama Academy of Dramatic Arts in Los Angeles, USA.
Gugu Gumede grew up in, KwaZulu-Natal in a small town called Ulundi, and at some point, they moved to Durban because of her mother’s work.
The Gumede family mansion is situated in Umhlanga Ridge, north of Durban and it’s no surprise that their family home is grand.
Sometime in 2014, the house was broken into by robbers at around 4 am in the morning. The robbers held Gugu Gumede at knifepoint and demanded cash and other valuables.
Magwaza-Msibi was upset that her daughter was terrorized by the robbers and indicated that Gugu was traumatized by the incident. She said at the time:
It’s a very traumatic experience and my daughter, who was at the house at the time, is still in shock and traumatised.
“While I am grateful that my daughter was not hurt, as a mother, I cannot imagine the trauma she went through as she was accosted by armed men.”
In November last year, the High Court ordered the sheriff to attach Magwaza-Msibi’s assets, including her, house after she reportedly failed to pay R238 000 in legal fees to Kunene and Associate for a case she lost. The issue was resolved and the money matters seemed to have been settled.
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