Thapelo Amad Wiki, Age, Height, Wife, Family, Parents, Net Worth, Biography

Thapelo Amad is a politician in South Africa and along with him is Imam, the former mayor of Johannesburg. Thapelo Amad is a member of the Johannesburg City Council from the Islamist Al Jama-ah party. He was elected the mayor of Johannesburg with the help of the ANC (African National Congress) on 27th January 2023. He was the first Muslim who elected the mayor of Johannesburg. On 24th April 2023, he left his mayor position to avoid being defeated in a motion of no confidence. Check all the details below about Thapelo Amad’s Wiki, Age, Height, Wife, Family, Parents, Net Worth, and Biography.

Thapelo Amad Wiki/Biography

He was born in 1981-1982 (Age: 41-42 years old; As of 2024) in Soweto, Gauteng, South Africa. He follows Islam (religion) and his nationality is South African.

Thapelo Amad

His ethnicity is also African. He belongs to the Al Jama-ah Party. Nowadays he lives in Gauteng. His full name is Abubakr Thapelo Amad.

Thapelo Amad Education & Qualification

He completed his schooling at a high school named Mapetla High School. He completed his Bachelor’s degree in Islamic Sciences at Jamia Faizul Uloom an NQF Level 4 qualification in entrepreneurship and an NQF Level 5 qualification in gender mainstreaming in the public service at the National School of Government. He has a fellowship of the ASRI Future Leaders program. Currently, he is enrolled for a certificate of competence at the South African Local Government Association. He is also a Muslim religion imam.

Thapelo Amad Height & Weight

Thapelo Amad height and weight

Thapelo Amad’s height and weight

  • Height: 5′ 9″ inches
  • Weight: 60 kg (approx.)
  • Eye Colour: Black
  • Hair Colour: Black

Thapelo Amad Family & Parents

He never disclosed about his family and parents. He is a high-profile person, so he doesn’t want to disclose his private life information.

Thapelo Amad Wife & Relationships

Thapelo Amad is a married person. He has 2 daughters. He never revealed the name and face of his wife and daughters.

Thapelo Amad Career

Thapelo Amad as the Mayor of Johannesburg

Thapelo Amad as the Mayor of Johannesburg

  • Amad is a South African politician and imam. He worked as an interim mayor until the agreement with the Economic Freedom Fighters the kingmakers in the council.
  • On 26th January 2023, was voted for mayor in a motion of no confidence. The next day, Amad, Phalatse, and ActionSA’s Funzi Ngobeni were nominated for mayor. Amad won in election for mayor and received 138 votes. Phalatse’s received 81 votes and Ngobeni’s received 46 votes.
  • On 2nd February 2023, he declared to the members of his mayoral committee. The committee completed 5 ANC councilors, and 1-1 councilor from the EFF, the African Transformation Movement, and Patriotic Alliance.
  • Amad left his mayor position a day before a motion of no confidence was against him on 24th April 2023. Amad was succeeded by fellow Al Jama-ah councillor Kabelo Gwamanda as mayor.
Thapelo Amad in a event

Thapelo Amad in a event

  • On 21 November 2023, he posted a photo with an assault rifle to his X account and said “We stand with Hamas, Hamas stands with us, together we Palestin [sic] and Palestine [sic] will be free. With our souls, with our blood, we will conquer Al AQSA.”
  • After some time he deleted the post. His posts were condemned on social media platforms and the South African Jewish Board of Deputies called them “reprehensible”. The Israeli Ministry of Foreign Affairs called the post “pure antisemitism of the world kind”.
  • On 27th January 2023, he was elected mayor of Johannesburg with the support of the African National Congress party.
  • Later in December 2023, he resigned from the post of Mayor of Johannesburg.

Thapelo Amad Current Positions

  • Chairperson of Johannesburg’s Section 79 oversight portfolio committee on governance.

Thapelo Amad Former Positions

  • Al Jama-ah mayoral candidate
  • MMC for Dev. Planning
  • Leader of Regional Political Party
  • Chief whip in Johannesburg

Thapelo Amad Net Worth & Income

Thapelo Amad’s net worth is estimated approx at $500k-1 million dollars. He is a famous politician in South Africa as well as an Imam and the former mayor of Johannesburg. He lives a joyful life with his family, wife, and daughters.

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