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Carl Niehaus was born on 25 December, 1959 in Zeerust, South Africa. Discover Carl Niehaus's Biography, Age, Height, Physical Stats, Dating/Affairs, Family and career updates. Learn How rich is He in this year and how He spends money? Also learn how He earned most of networth at the age of 61 years old?

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Age 61 years old
Zodiac Sign Capricorn
Born 25 December 1959
Birthday 25 December
Birthplace Zeerust, South Africa
Nationality South Africa

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Who Is Carl Niehaus's Wife?

His wife is Mafani Gunguluza (m. 2008), Jansie Lourens (m. 1986–2002)

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Carl Niehaus Net Worth

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In 2020 Niehaus was subpoenaed to testify at the re-opened inquest into the death in detention of Neil Aggett after submitting an affidavit to the effect that he (Niehaus) was badly tortured at the hands of the security police when in detention.

In February 2020 Niehaus found himself at the receiving end of insults and ridicule after claiming he was stalked and being followed by Chris Vick, who in turn called Niehaus a “paranoid idiot”.


His debts were later estimated to total nearly R4.5 million. It was reported in 2017 that Neihaus was still in debt and concocting what appeared to be a fraudulent scheme to get out of trouble.

In 2017 Niehaus reemerged as a spokesperson for the Umkhonto we Sizwe Military Veterans’ Association and a key member of the campaign team for Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma's failed bid for the ANC presidency. In mid 2018, the MKMVA apparently apologised to the ANC for statements made by Niehaus regarding the land question.

Late in 2017, Niehaus stated that he would be complaining to Wikipedia about being called a "massive poes and an embarrassment to the human race".


In February 2009 Niehaus stepped down as spokesman for the ANC after a newspaper reported on a "broad trail of bad debt and broken promises" stemming from his personal financial mismanagement, including one instance of fraud, and claiming that his sister had died. Niehaus confessed to most of the allegations against him in the same article.


In 2008 he publicly disclosed that he was gang raped in prison the night before his guilty verdict was handed down. The truth of this claim has subsequently been questioned by a former friend, Bart Luirink, editor of the Dutch Zuidelijk Afrika (South Africa) magazine

In February 2008 investigations by a number of media organisations found that Niehaus had falsely claimed to hold a master's degree and a doctorate in theology (summa cum laude) from the University of Utrecht. Claimed qualifications confirmed to be true included a Bachelor's in Theology from the University of South Africa (Unisa) awarded in April 1988 and an honours degree (Cum Laude) from the same institution two years later.

In September 2008 he married businesswoman Mafani Gunguluza, and in 2012 he told 702 Radio that they had separated. In 2019 he was reported as having a new girlfriend.


In late 2000 he became the joint chairman of the Home for all initiative, a campaign by white activists to apologise for apartheid.


In late 1996 he was appointed South Africa's ambassador to the Netherlands. At the end of his term as ambassador, he became an executive director of Nicro, the National Institute for Crime Prevention and the Reintegration of Offenders.


In 1994 he became the spokesman for Nelson Mandela and, subsequently, a member of parliament and the chairman of the correctional services committee.


In 1986 Niehaus married Jansie Lourens, who had recruited him into the armed struggle against apartheid and who was sentenced to four years for the same treason plot that saw Niehaus jailed. The couple divorced in 2002 and Niehaus married Linda Thango.


As a young theology student, Niehaus was reported to the security police by his flatmate, warrant officer Robert Whitecross, after confiding in him about blowing up the gasworks in Johannesburg. In 1983 he was convicted of treason and received a prison sentence of 15 years. He was incarcerated on 25 November 1983 and released on 20 March 1991.


Carl Niehaus (born 25 December 1959) is the former spokesman for South African ruling party the African National Congress, former spokesman for Nelson Mandela, and was a political prisoner after being convicted of treason against South Africa. He stepped down as ANC spokesman in February 2009 after admitting to maladministration of his own finances, extensive borrowing from political contacts and fraud. He is a vocal and noteworthy supporter of former President Jacob Zuma.