Wandile Bozwana’s biography: What happened to the South African tycoon?

Wandile Bozwana’s biography: What happened to the South African tycoon?

Wandile Bozwana was a South African business mogul who built his fortune acquiring government contracts. Sadly, news about his death made headlines on 2 October 2015, shocking Mzansi to its core. So, what happened to the North West tycoon?

Wandile Bozwana photo
Wandile Bozwana was 43 years old at the time of death. Photo: @Brenda Tlale on Facebook (modified by author)
Source: Facebook

Bozwana was shot nine times while travelling from Johannesburg to Pretoria with his business associate, Mpho Baloyi. Baloyi, who was shot twice in her waist, narrowly escaped death. Unfortunately, Wandile succumbed to injuries at Unitas Hospital while undergoing treatment.

Wandile Bozwana’s profile summary and bio

Full nameWandile Bozwana
NicknameWandile
GenderMale
Year of birth1972
Date of death2 October 2015
Cause of deathAssassination
Age at death43 years old
BirthplaceSouth Africa
Place of burialGarsfontein cemetery
NationalitySouth African
EthnicityBlack
ReligionChristianity
Hair colourBlack
Eye colourDark brown
SexualityStraight
Marital statusMarried
SpouseTsholofelo Angela Matsha
MotherNopopi Aletta Bozwana
ProfessionBusinessman

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How old was Wandile Bozwana?

Wandile Bozwana’s murder case
Bozwana was shot nine times. Photo: @Wandile Bozwana : Justice for a Visionary and a Revolutionary on Facebook (modified by author)
Source: UGC

Wandile Bozwana (aged 43 at the time of death) was born in 1972 in South Africa. However, his exact date of birth remains a mystery.

Bozwana's mother, Nopopi Aletta Bozwana, was murdered in her home in Mothibistad on 22 August 2023. Police confirmed that a case of house robbery and murder was registered after the 76-year-old woman was found dead.

Wandile Bozwana’s murder case

In June 2022, controversial Mamelodi businessman Vusi ‘’Khakhe’’ Mathibela, also referred to as Number 1 Tsotsi, Sipho Hudla, Robert Mutapa and Bongani Khumalo were convicted for the 2015 murder of Wandile.

Judge Papi Mosopa of the Gauteng High Court also convicted the four of the attempted murder of Mpho Baloyi and illegal possession of a firearm and ammunition.

While the state mainly presented circumstantial evidence, it was primarily on the face of the cellphone records of Wandile and confessions by Mathibela’s three co-accused that they were convicted.

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Vusi’s cell records also proved that he and Khumalo spoke nine times shortly after Mutapa and Hudla were arrested about a month after Wandile’s assassination. Court proceedings are to resume on 25 August 2023.

Wandile Bozwana’s worth
Vusi Mathibela was convicted for the murder of Wandile in 2022. Photo: @Know-A-Lot News on Facebook (modified by author)
Source: UGC

Who was Wandile Bozwana’s wife?

The late billionaire was married to Tsholofelo Angela Matsha. The couple had four children: Kamogelo, Orefile, Ababalwe and Wandile Junior.

Wandile Bozwana’s worth

According to Sunday World, Wandile Bozwana’s estate, worth more than R303 million, pied his widow Tsholofelo against his three baby mamas.

She allegedly sold the tycoon’s properties with her sister without consulting them. Late Bozwana’s administrators have sold the following properties and cars:

  • Ferrari FF worth R2.8 million
  • Other vehicles worth R5.3 million
  • House in Meyersdale worth R900,000
  • Houses in Pretoria, Kuruman and Northern Cape worth R5 million
  • Moikloof estate house worth R15 million
  • Four farms in North West and Northern Cape worth R5 million
  • Revenues from Tshenolo Waste Management worth R90 million
  • The payout from Liberty and Hollard Life Policies worth R74 million

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Wandile Bozwana’s estate
Wandile’s mother was murdered in her home on 22 August 2023. Photo: @Fidel Harambe, @Newzroom Afrika on Facebook (modified by author)
Source: UGC

Wandile’s baby mamas claimed their children would only receive R5,000 monthly from the estate and annual school fees. The children have so far only benefited from R4 million each.

Wandile Bozwana died in 2015 after succumbing to gunshot injuries. Seven years later Vusi Mathibla, Sipho Hudla, Robert Mutapa and Bongani Khumalo were convicted for his murder.

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Ruth Gitonga (Lifestyle writer) Ruth Gitonga has a background experience in Mass Communication for over six years. She graduated from the University of Nairobi with a degree in Mass Communication in December 2014. In 2023, Ruth finished the AFP course on Digital Investigation Techniques. She has worked for Briefly.co.za for five years now. She specializes in topics like lifestyle, entertainment, travel, technology, and sports. Email: gitongaruth14@gmail.com.

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