Peggy Sue Khumalo Bio – Peggy Sue Khumalo Wiki
Peggy Sue Khumalo is the chief executive officer of Standard Bank Wealth division in South Africa. She is also the wife to the late Xolani Gwala a TV and radio broadcaster who died on November 1, 2019, from colon cancer. She was born in Newcastle, South Africa to Jumaima Khumalo and James Erasmus, a colored or white farmworker. She was however raised by her mother. She went to school at Chelmsford Primary School, a colored school in Newcastle South Africa and later on enrolled at Haythorne High School in Pietermaritzburg South Africa.
She was awarded a scholarship by the then South African President, Nelson Mandela in collaboration with Stephen Koseff (CEO) of Investec Bank to study Economics at the University of Manchester in the UK. Before her studies, she ran her PR and Communications company that boasted the likes of Anglo Americans as clients. Upon completing her studies in 2004, she joined Investec Bank UK where she worked as a Fixed Income analyst focusing on credit analysis of the European telecommunications, media and technology sectors. She was then transferred to Investec SA where she focused mainly on the public sector portfolio. Peggy-Sue is a recipient of several accolades throughout her career. In June 2012, she was appointed an Executive in Investec South Africa.
At the age of 24 in 1996, she set her ambitions on Miss South Africa. She won the title and was crowned in Miss South Africa in 1996. She was the third black Miss South Africa with the first black beauty pageant, Jacqui Mofokeng being crowned in 1993.
She caused a public outcry when she said that she would slaughter a goat and several cows if she won Miss Universe or Miss World which unfortunately never happened.
Peggy Sue Khumalo Age
She was born on December 7, 1972, in Newcastle, South Africa.
Peggy Sue Khumalo Husband
She was married to television and radio broadcaster, Xolani Gwala who died in November 2019 from Colon Cancer. The two met through a mutual friend. They took their relationship to the next level after Xolani proposed to her at his 40th Birthday celebration, held at his hometown of Impendle, KwaZulu-Natal South Africa.
Peggy Sue Khumalo Children
Together with her husband they had two daughters.
Peggy Sue Khumalo Parents
She is the daughter of her mother Jumaima Khumalo and her father James Erasmus. She was however raised singlehandedly by her mother.
Peggy Sue Khumalo Wedding
She was married to the late Xolani. Details of their wedding are not revealed but according to a Political Analysis post, he proposed to her at his 40th birthday party in Impendle, KwaZulu-Natal in South Africa.
Peggy Sue Khumalo Tribute Letter
“The children and I and the rest of the family are devastated to share with you that our dearest XG, father, friend, broadcasting icon and campaigner for cancer awareness tragically lost his brave battle against this veracious decease in the early hours of this morning (Friday).
“We have been moved and inspired by his hard and formidable fight he waged, which represented his greatness and willpower to conquer. Xolani won his battle against cancer not only for himself but for many others and was a fierce campaigner for cancer awareness and early detection.
“Since the public announcement in September 2017, myself Peggy Sue Khumalo and Xolani, together with our families have been deeply touched by the massive outpouring, of love and ongoing support of so many South Africans.
“Xolani was an inspiration and mentor to so many colleagues, friends, and listeners over the years. We thank you for your heartfelt messages, these have meant so much to us. Siyabonga.
“Your thoughts, prayers and best wishes have made an enormous difference and helped us cope. You gave Xolani enormous strength as he recovered from liver surgeries and underwent his treatments while always maintaining his infectious laugh and sense of humor. We were hopeful and always knew the gravity of the situation. From February to June this year, Xolani took part in a world-first clinical trial in Israel. His medical team has been amazing, and we have enormous admiration for the work they are doing in advancing cancer treatment.
“While the miracle did not materialize, these last few months have been precious and we are eternally grateful that Xolani has been able to spend them with us as a family this journey has made our family much stronger and has brought us together.”
To all the people who have grown to love Xolani, thank you for your compassion and prayers. We know you will respect our privacy in what is a devastating time for us all. To the medical teams lead by Dr. Ormondi Ogude and Dr. Thomas Marumo thank you for believing and going an extra mile in your medical search to preserve Xolani’s life.
“To the nursing staff at the Sandton Oncology, Morningside Clinic and Donald Gordon your commitment, care and support was unwavering and we thank you for serving our hero with profound respect and kindness. May your professionalism and excellence continue to touch many South Africans.
“Hamba Kahle, Mphephethwa. We cannot express how much we will miss you. God bless.
“Peggy-Sue Khumalo, all the children and the Gwala family.”
Peggy Sue Khumalo Net Worth
Peggy Sue Khumalo’s net worth is unknown.