Romeo Kumalo age

Romeo Kumalo (born 25 February 1972) is a South African businessman and CEO. He has gained ground in the Media and Telecommunications industry. He has records of making credible impacts on the industry.

The media mogul founded and is the CEO of LLH Capital. He has rendered many services in South Africa and beyond. He has grown to inspire many in the media and telecommunication industry. 

He is among the most sought-after personalities in the industry. His achievements have earned him a sit on the board of top organizations. He is well known as the husband of television personality Basetsana Kumalo.

Romeo Kumalo
Romeo Kumalo biography
Romeo Kumalo is a CEO, Entrepreneur, and Investor.
Background Information
Full name:Romeo Kumalo
Born:25 February 1972 (age 51 years old)
Place of birth:Johannesburg, Gauteng
Nationality:South African
Alma mater:University of South Africa
Spouse:Basetsana Kumalo

Early Life

Romeo Kumalo was born on 25 February 1972 in Johannesburg, the capital of Gauteng, South Africa.


Kumalo holds a diploma in business management at Damelin from 1996 to 1997. After graduation, he enrolled to study MAP – Business at Wits Business School. 

Romeo completed Marketing and Telecommunications Strategy at INSEAD Graduate Business School in Paris, Canada, in 2009. From 2010 to 2012, the media mogul did a master’s in commerce at the University of South Africa.


Romeo Kumalo is an entrepreneur, media personality, and telecommunications expert. He is the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) with major shares in the private equity company Washirika (Pty) Limited.

The businessperson became a board member of Vodacom South Africa in 2007 and served as the Executive Commercial Director. He became a member of the Group Executive Committee of Vodacom.

Romeo quit as chief operating officer for Vodacom’s international operations at the end of May 2015. He received a payment of R4.26 million in fiscal 2016, which included R3.65 million in termination and other benefits.

Kumalo has touched many countries across the continent and has made an astronomical impact. Between 1997 and 2000, he was the General Manager of Metro FM. He left after becoming the General Manager at SABC TV. He remained with SABC for four years.

Personal Life

Romeo Kumalo got married to television personality Basetsana Kumalo on 9 December 2000. The duo dated for three years, from 1997 to 2000, before exchanging marital vows. His wife was the first runner-up during the 2014 Miss World beauty contest.

The couple has three children – Nkosinathi Gabriel Kumalo, Bontle ba Morena Jasmine Kumalo, and uShaka Kgositsile Emmanuel Kumalo. The power couple Kumalo celebrated their 22nd wedding anniversary in December 2022.

Their firstborn son, Nkosinathi Kumalo, turned 18 years old in 2022. Basetsana penned a heartfelt message on social media.


Power couple Romeo and Basetsana Kumalo boast a mansion in Saddlebrook, Midrand, worth R25 million.

The mansion has two dining areas and five lounges equipped with modern architecture. It has two monumental staircases leading to upstairs. The house’s master bedroom is first class.

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