Redi TlhabiSouth Africa

Redi Tlhabi Biography, Wiki, Age, Husband (Brian Tlhabi), Children, South African journalist, Home Affairs Minister Twitter Feud

27th September 2017; Home Affairs Minister, Gigaba gives Redi Tlhabi deadline to apologise or face 'hefty damages claim.'

Redi Tlhabi Biography

Redi Tlhabi Bio

Redi Tlhabi was born on 5th May 1978 (age 40 years-as of 2018). She is a South African journalist, TV and radio presenter, author, production company owner and columnist. Redi holds a BA in Communication and BA Honours from the University of Johannesburg.
Redi Tlhabi Age 5th May 1978 (age 40 years-as of 2018)
Redi Tlhabi Husband Brian Tlhabi (m. 2010)
Redi Tlhabi Children 2 Daughters (Khumo born on August 2016 and Neo who was born in October 2013)
Redi Tlhabi Occupation South African Journalist
Redi Tlhabi Books
  • Khwezi-2017
  • Endings and Beginnings (2012)
Redi Tlhabi Education University of Johannesburg

Redi Tlhabi Controversy

In 2013, Tlhabi won the Alan Paton Award for her book, Endings and Beginnings. The book describes Tlhabi’s relationship with a notorious gangster as she was growing up, after the death of her father. Tlhabi claims that she changed the names of the characters, but the mother of a gangster of the same name claims that the names are accurate but is disputing some of the facts in the book.

Redi Tlhabi Personal life

Tlhabi married Brian Tlhabi, a medical practitioner, in 2010 after getting engaged on Valentine’s Day, 2010; the couple married seven months later. She is a mother of two daughters, Khumo born on August 2016 and Neo who was born in October 2013.  Tlhabi had suffered miscarriages and failed fertility treatments for six years before having her first baby.

Redi Tlhabi children
Redi Tlhabi children
Redi Tlhabi with her husband, Brian Tlhabi
Redi Tlhabi with her husband, Brian Tlhabi

Redi Tlhabi and Home Affairs Minister Twitter Feud

On Thursday 27th September 2018, Home Affairs Minister Malusi Gigaba urged a media personality to apologise after an ongoing Twitter war ensued following the announcement of the latest amendments to travel rules for minors.

Gigaba announced on Tuesday that documentation proving parental consent for a minor to travel is no longer a requirement.

Read: Travel rules relaxed for foreign parents travelling with children.

The announcement led to a series of tweets by Redi Tlhabi, in which she accuses Gigaba of implementing policies “without empirical evidence”, claiming the decision was one driven by Gigaba’s “ego”.

Below are the Tweets;

Redi Tlhabi Books

  • Endings & Beginnings: A Story of Healing. Jacana Media. 2013.
  • Endings and Beginnings (2012)

Redi Tlhabi Awards

  • 2013 Alan Paton Award for Endings and Beginnings.


Moses Njoroge is the Senior Editor at Glob Intel, a news and IT service provider company. He has a wide range of experience in freelance writing, Web/System Development and other related IT services.

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