Deputy President Paul Mashatile’s wife, Humile Mjongile stole the spotlight on the red carpet of the State of The Nation Address.
South Africa’s second lady was dressed to impress for one of her rare public appearances with her husband.
Paul and Humile – who have a 24-year age gap – wed last year after both their partners died in 2020.
While many guests of SONA opted for modest wear, Paul Mashatile’s wife, Humile Mjongile, worked the red carpet wearing a fitted pink gown that showed off her slim physique.
“Paul Mashatile got a real baddie,” posted one tweep. Another called the businesswoman “gorgeous”.
In 2020, Paul Mashatile’s wife, Manzi Ellen Mashatile, died in July 2020 after contracting Covid-19.
His now-wife’s late husband, former ANC Western Cape secretary Songezo Mjongile, died just three months later after a battle with colon cancer. At the time, Paul was the treasurer of the ANC.
Interestingly, Paul and Songezo were both ANC colleagues and friends, and the former even delivered a eulogy at his pal’s funeral.
It’s unclear when the couple began dating, although reports state that they attended the wedding of Tokyo Sexwhale and Nataxa Da Silva in 2022 together.
Paul has four children with his late wife, while Humile has two from her marriage to Songezo.
The couple’s nuptials occurred just days after Paul was sworn in as SA’s new deputy president.