Lucky Gumbi biography, profile, wives, show, house & wedding

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Lucky Gumbi (born in Jozini) is a businessperson, mining magnate, and polygamist.

He trended on social media after paying R260,000 for his wife’s bridal shower in 2018.


Lucky Gumbi biography
Polygamist Lucky Gumbi and his wife. Image: YouTube.
NameLucky Gumbi
Place of birthJozini
NationalitySouth African
WivesBayede Cebekhulu Gumbi
Nombuso Malinga Gumbi
ProfessionBusinessperson, mining magnate, and polygamist
ShowThe Gumbis


His place of birth is in Jozini near the Swaziland border. He grew up in Mtubatuba on the far north coast of KZN.

He says that polygamous marriage works where there must be honesty from the men’s side.


He is also into coal transportation and construction businesses. Today has scored his reality television show, The Gumbis.


In 2018, Lucky shocked social media users after he made a payment of R260,000 for his wife’s bridal shower.

He got married to his second wife in a memorable wedding celebration. The wedding ceremony that cost him R4,000,000 was held in December 2018.


Lucky Gumbi wives
Lucky Gumbi and his wives. Image: Nehanda Radio.

Lucky Gumbi is married to two (2) wives Bayede Cebekhulu Gumbi and Nombuso Malinga Gumbi.

His first wife is other than the second with about six (6) years of age.


His show, The Gumbis, premiered on SABC1 as the polygamist and his wives.

They try to maintain unique family values, personal identity, lifestyle in businesses, and living life.

He said that the primary aim of the show was not to flash his wealth.

“It was about what has made him and how he made it work with his wives”.


Lucky owns a house in Richards Bay and in Balito, 40km north of Durban. 

He did not venture into polygamy to father many children and wants to be able to give his children everything they want.

“I’m not obsessed with having many kids, the four that I have so far are OK…”

1 Comment

  1. I’d like to applaud Lucky “Skanda” Gumbi for being such a very open-minded, truthful and honest man with his polygamous marriage. I may not be a a polygamous man but the way he treats his wives and children is of utmost respect and love!

    Moreover, he is not all for himself, he lends a hand to the needy community without expecting limelight and returns which most business people do!

    I salute him and may other people learn from him…!

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