TWO women claim to be Dumi Mkokstad’s wives

Ever since award-winning gospel musician Dumi Mkokstad got married to his wife Dr Ziphozenkosi Nzimande (née Mthembu), women have been showing up on his father’s doorstep in Mt Ayliff, Eastern Cape, claiming they are his wives.

This is according to the Mbize hitmaker’s father, Falithenjwa Nzimande, who told Sunday World that he is concerned about his son.

“Ever since he got married, we’ve been getting unexpected guests, and all of them claim to be Dumi’s wives or fiancés,” Nzimande said.


Mkokstad – real name Mdumiseni Nzimande – married Dr Ziphozenkosi in June 2019. The pair share two children; a daughter born in 2022 and a son born in September this year.

The singer’s father says the first woman – who claimed to be from Sandton in Johannesburg – told him that she received a prophecy from her bishop that she was Mkokstad’s chosen wife. The woman said that artist is married to the wrong woman and that she is the right person for him.

“We contacted Dumi and he had no knowledge of the woman. We then took her to the police station for her safety.

“I believe she was sent back to Johannesburg and we’ve never heard of her since then.”

Last year, another woman, this time from East London, showed up and claimed she was Mkokstad’s wife. The woman also had a framed photo of herself and the musician which Nzimande suspects was shot at one of his s