Siphiwe Mabuza Bio, Wiki
Siphiwe Mabuza is best known for being the wife of Jabu Mabuza, a South African businessperson and investor. He was chairman of the Eskom board. He was appointed the chairman of Eskom in January 2018. He is being reported to have died of Covid-19 on 16 June 2021 and was 63 years old.
Jabu Mabuza Background
Jabulane Mabuza was born in February 1958 in the town of Waterval Boven, South Africa. His family was later forcibly resettled in White River on trust land, and Mabuza lived alternatively with his two grandmothers. He later went to live with an aunt in Daveyton. While in junior secondary school, Mabuza was expelled for being caught in the 1976 student protests in Soweto.
Mabuza pursued a law degree at the University of the North but dropped out in 1982, according to his CV. He drove taxis to pay for his tuition but later decided to become a taxi owner. His taxi business led him to become a co-founder of Fabcos in 1988, together with the likes of James Ngcoya, president of the SA Black Taxi Association at the time.
Jabu Mabuza Career
In 1980 he became a clerk of the court at what was then called the Department of Bantu Affairs. He began driving taxi cabs for tuition funds while in Daveyton, later becoming a taxi owner. Also in the late 1980s he helped found the Foundation for African Business and Consumer Services, becoming the organization’s CEO in 1990.
Mabuza was the group CEO of Tsogo Sun Holdings. South Africa’s President Cyril Ramaphosa appointed Mabuza as the new chairman of Eskom, a state-owned power utility company on 20 January 2018.
On 29 July 2019, Jabu Mabuza was appointed Acting CEO of ESKOM, replacing Phakamani Hadebe at the struggling State Energy utility.
Siphiwe Mabuza Husband & Children
Mabuza met his future wife, Siphiwe, in the 1970s while on a train to Durban. They had three children. He died of Covid-19 on 16 June 2021.
I met with Jabu Mabuza at Tsogo Sun, about 2 years before Madiba died, to ask him to plse help me secure a room at Umtata Holiday Inn in the event of Madiba's death. 2 yrs later he had kept his word. That, to me, is everything. Exceptionally sad over his passing💔#RIPJabuMabuza
— Zelda la Grange ©™✌ (@ZeldalaGrangeSA) June 17, 2021