Thapelo Amad: Wiki, Bio, Age, Career, Mayor, Wife, Kids, News

Thapelo Amad: Wiki, Bio, Age, Career, Mayor, Wife, Kids, News, Promotion, Profession, Childhood, Parents, Net Worth, Early Life, Nationality, Religion: Thapelo Amad is a public figure, politician, and Imam of South Africa. He is best recognized as a member of the Al Jama-ah political party of the country an Islamist party, working hard for the welfare of the society and Thapelo is ever proud to be a part of it. He has served as a member of the council of Johannesburg City for a long time and now breaks the stereotypes by becoming the first Muslim mayor of Johannesburg, the country’s biggest metropolis.

Thapelo Amad

Who is Thapelo Amad?

Thapelo Amad is a 41-year-old man who was born Abubakr Thapelo Amad in Soweto, Gauteng of South Africa. . Thapelo is a South African Muslim who is a politician and Iman by the professional background that has raised the bar by becoming the 1st Muslim Mayor of Johannesburg city which is considered as the biggest metropolis in South Africa. He has the full support of the African national congress(ANC), which is a social-democratic political party in South Africa, and he also has the Al Jama-ah party of Muslims as his back.

Thapelo Amad Early Life and Education

Thapelo is a proud Muslim of South Africa who has taken birth at Gauteng’s Soweto town. He has reached the heights of extreme success but has neither revealed anything about his childhood nor his family. He attended Mapetla High School in Soweto and graduated from there. Later, he went on to pursue higher education and decided to continue in Islamic Science. He is a graduate of Islamic Sciences. He joined the National school of government to attain entrepreneurship of NQF level 4 qualification and NQF level 5 in public service’s gender mainstreaming.

Currently, he is enrolled in the South African Local Government Association to acquire a certificate of competence.

Thapelo Amad Career

Thapelo Amad is a politician and Imam who has been serving as a dedicated member of several Muslim groups. He joined the Al Jama-ah Muslim party and started to serve under its guidelines. The party also made him the provincial chairperson. In 2019, he has selected as the candidate to fight for the mayor position. He is a councilor of Johannesburg city. In October 2022, he became the Development planning member of the Mayoral Committee during the administration of Dada Morero of the ANC party, who become the mayor for just 25 days.

On 26th January 2023, when the previous Mayor of Johannesburg, Mpho Phalaste was expelled from the position, the news of Thapelo Amad’s succession started to flee all around as he has full support from the ANC party. later on, he was announced as the interim Mayor of Johannesburg until the finalization with the Economic Freedom Fighters( another political party in South Africa). He is elected as the Mayor of Johannesburg city of South Africa on 27th January 2023 and become the 1st Muslim to hold this position, ever in the country.

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Thapelo Amad News

After the expulsion of Mpho Phalaste from the post of Mayor in a motion of no confidence, the officials decide to re-elect the new mayor for the city. On the 27th of January, 3 candidates were nominated for the Mayor election, Thapelo Amad, Mpho Phalaste, and Funzi Ngobeni( member of the ActionSA party). Amad leads the elections with 138 votes while the other two got 81 and 46 votes, respectively. And Thapelo Amad was designated as the Mayor of Johannesburg, the first Muslim Mayor of the city. 

Thapelo Amad Martial Status, Wife, and Children

Abubakr Thapelo Amad is a married man and has 2 daughters but he never revealed the names of either his wife or his daughters.

Thapelo Amad Net Worth

The estimated net worth of the newly elected Mayor of Johannesburg is around $500K.

Below are the key details about Thapelo Amad, his age, father, mother, brother, sister, spouse, children, school, education, hometown, profession, nationality, body measurements, age, height, weight, eye color, hair color, gender, ethnicity, sexuality, cast, birthday, birthplace, hobbies, address,  zodiac sign, date of birth, religion, and net worth.

Information Table

Name Abubakr Thapelo Amad
Nickname Thapelo Amad
Gender Male
Profession Politician, Mayor, and Imam
Height (approx.) NA
Weight (approx.) NA
Figure Measurements (approx.) Not Known
Eye Color Black
Hair Color Black
Date of Birth 1981
Age 41 Years Old.
Birth Place Soweto, Gauteng, South Africa
Zodiac sign/Sun sign Not Known
Nationality South African
Hometown Soweto, Gauteng
School Mapetla High School
Higher Education Graduate from Islamic Sciences, NFQ Level-4 and 5 qualification.
University Jamia Faizul Uloom, National School of Government, and South African Local Government Association
Religion Islam
Ethnicity Black
Caste Not Known
Address Johannesburg, South Africa
Hobbies/Interests Not known
Marital Status Married
Affairs/Boyfriends/Girlfriends Not known.
Sexuality Straight
Parents NA
Siblings Not known.
Husband/Wife/Spouse Name not known
Children Son: N/A

Daughter: 2

Net Worth $500k

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Some Lesser-Known Facts About Johannesburg Mayor

  • Thapelo is the first Muslim Mayor of Johannesburg city.
  • He has 2 daughters and no son.
  • He has served s a member of Mayoral Committee at the time of Dada Morero’s short-lived Mayoral administration.
  • Thapelo has a strong support of the ANC party of South Africa.


Q.1 Who is Thapelo Amad?

A. He is a South African politician, public figure, and Imam who is selected as the Mayor of Johannesburg city.

Q 2. What is his Net Worth?

A. $500k

Q3. What is his age?

A. He is 41 years old

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