Palesa Tembe

Palesa Tembe annouced her engagement on March, last week. Image via Instagram @palitembe

Veli Ngubane: Six things to know about Palesa Tembe’s fiancée

Halala! A time to celebrate for the Tembe family. Palesa is engaged! Here are six things to know about her fiancée, Veli Ngubane.

Palesa Tembe

Palesa Tembe annouced her engagement on March, last week. Image via Instagram @palitembe

Prominent businessman Veli Ngubane has recently gotten engaged to Anele Nelli Tembe’s sister Palesa; here are six things to know about the award-winning entrepreneur …


Palesa Tembe
Here’s all you need to know about Palesa Tembe’s fiancée, Veli Ngubane. Image via Instagram @palitembe


Besides being the sister to the late Anele Nelli Tembe, who fell to her death during the time she was engaged to the late slain rapper Kiernan Jarryd Forbes, also known as AKA’s, Palesa is a force to be reckoned with. 

She is an actress, TV personality and presenter of the SABC show Afternoon Express in Cape Town.

On 4 March, Palesa took to Twitter to announce that she was officially engaged after Ngubane’s uncles visited to her home to negotiate for her lobola. 

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Veli Ngubane is a father to a little boy named Aiko.


The businessman drives a BMW SUV and frequently shares videos of it on his socials. He often shows off the ride when cruising with Palesa and singing along to love jams or just cruising on the streets of Mzansi alone.


According to his LinkedIn account, Ngubane went to Durban High school from 1998 to 2002.

He got accepted to study at the University of Cape Town in 2002 and left in 2008 with a Bachelor of Social Science qualification, a Political Economics qualification, and a Marketing certificate.

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Ngubane has since held several high positions, such as Sales and Marketing Director at KRAZYBOYZ Digital and was a Non-Executive Director at Ireland-Devenport.

He is also a chairman and advisory board member at Red & Yellow School, a creative school of business based in Cape Town.

In 2011, Ngubane founded Umthunzi Wesizwe Investments.

And by 2012, he founded Avatar, a successful digital marketing agency, and currently works there as a Founding Partner and Chief Executive Officer.

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Last month, Nguabane took to Twitter to reflect on how far he had come in his career and wrote,

“February marks 11 years of doing business with @Zibusiso. In those years, we’ve built 8 agencies with over 250 people currently, with close to 630 people employed over the years, launched global campaigns, but everytime we talk, it feels like were just getting started. #LiveForDreams

According to Bizcommunity, Avatar is a 100 per cent black-owned agency. It reportedly celebrated its 10th year anniversary in February last year.

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According to the Avatar Agency website, the company aims to “unite a professional team of over 100 marketers in Johannesburg, Cape Town and Durban which consists of creatives, developers, writers, strategists, account managers, producers and many others.”

The company’s mission is reportedly to create ideas to impact some of the world’s most recognised brands, including KFC, Tecno, BP, Nivea, Nokia and Unilever.

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