Nonkanyiso Conco is a renowned South African reality TV star known for her romantic involvements with former president Jacob Zuma. She is also well known for her entrepreneurial abilities especially in Durban where she has really grown her brand.
Nonkanyiso Conco was born in 1991. Her age, during her relationship with Jacob Zuma, was a major interest of discussion and scandal. The age gap came as a shock to many. Nonkanyiso is a cosmetics and beauty entrepreneur known for her brand the LaConco Naturals.
Nonkanyiso Conco Profile Summary
- Nickname/ Brand Name: La Conco
- Real Name: Nonkanyiso Conco
- Occupation/ Career: Radio Host, Entrepreneur, Actress, Philanthropist
- Age: 31 as of March 2023
- Date of Birth: December 18, 1991
- Place of Birth: Durban
- Nationality: South African
- Marital Status: Single but formerly engaged to president Zuma
- Children: 1
- Social media: Facebook: Nonkanyiso Conco, Twitter: @la_conco , and Instagram: @_laconco
Nonkanyiso Conco Birth and Education Details
Conco was born in Durban, Kwazulu-Natal, in a place known as Matatiele in 1991, on December 18. She went to school in Haythorne highschool located in Woodlands, Pietermaritzburg, in 2011. She later joined the IIE Varsity College and graduated with a journalism and media degree in 2015.
Nonkanyiso Conco Age
Having been born in December 1991, Conco is 31 years old as of March 2023. She will be turning 32 by the end of 2023.
Nonkanyiso’s Career Path
Conco was a photographer and reporter at the Independent Newspapers in 2013 and 2014. She also worked as a radio presenter and producer for Vuma FM from August 2010 till today. She also runs a business and is the founder of her own company known as LaConco Naturals.
She also features in a reality TV show, The Real Housewives of Durban, and is known to mentor youths. She runs a program known as Sikhanyisa Isizwe, which translates to enlightening the Nation. This mentorship program and her brand LaConco host seminars known as Women in Conversation.
She has worked with a number of Pietermaritzburg organizations among them being Nomkhubulwane Culture, Mgungundlovu FM/presenter, and Youth Development (NCYD) in Pietermaritzburg (director). The NCYD is known to promote and preserve the indigenous Zulu cultural practices of testing virginity.
Conco has also participated in the annual reed dance. This ritual needs young Zulu women to appear before the king to dance and present him with reeds to show their virginity.
Nonkanyiso Relationship/ Marriage
Besides her career, an aspect of her personal life has also made her hit the headlines. This would be her relationship with her baby mama, former president Jacob Zuma.
While LaConco is not married, she had a relationship with former South African President Jacob Zuma. She was even engaged to be married to the former president but broke off the engagement. The split happened after their first child, even though Zuma had already paid Lobola for her hand.
Conco had been visiting the Zumas in her younger years. The relationship between the two started in 2013, leading to their son’s birth soon after.
While Conco checked into the hospital as Mrs. Zuma because he had paid Lobola on her, it seems there were disagreements after the birth of their son.
Her late father, Fartescue Conco, was annoyed that Zuma failed to fulfill the marriage rites in full. He also did not fulfill traditions regarding the baby. Nonkanyiso posted on her Instagram that she would be raising her baby alone
Interesting Facts About Nonkanyiso Conco
Below is a summary of some of the most asked questions about Nonkanyiso.
Who is Nonkanyiso’s baby daddy?
The father of Nonkanyiso’s child is the former South African president Jacob Zuma. She was engaged to be married to him before breaking off the relationship.
What makes LaConco famous?
Conco may be famous for many things but her popularity shot up after she became a presenter at Vuma FM. Her relationship with the former president of South Africa also made her more popular especially because of the huge age gap between them.
Does LaConco have a husband?
Nonkanyiso is not married. She was previously engaged to president Jacob Zuma and was to become his seventh wife. Unfortunately things didn’t work out after she had her son.
What is LaConco’s net worth?
It is not clear how much Nonkanyiso is worth.since this information is not available to the public. However, she is pretty wealthy considering that she runs her own business establishment.
Who is the richest of the housewives of Durban?
Conco stars in the Real Housewives of Burden, a TV reality show. Sarisha Naidoo is said to be the richest Real Housewife of Durban.. Sarisha’s net worth is estimated at $13 million.
Does LaConco Own a house?
Previously before her split from Jacob Zuma, LaConco lived in Zuma’s house. However, after the split in 2019, she moved to a rented apartment in a private Estate in Durban at the Zimbali’s plush Hilltop. This is where she lives even today.
What happened between LaConco and Jacob?
Neither Jacob Zuma or Conco discussed the details of their split so there is no known truth about what happened to them. The only credible information out there in the public domain is that the relationship ended in 2019. They even had a son together, and Zuma paid Lobola on her to the mother, a situation that LaConco’s dad was not happy about.
What does LaConco do for a living?
LaConco is a multifaceted individual with several career paths. She is a business woman, a radio host, an actress, a philanthropist, and an entrepreneur.
How many children does LaConco have?
LaConco is a mother of one, a son she got with her former fiancee Jacob Zuma.
Nonkanyiso Conco is one of the strongest South African women. Despite the bad publicity she got for being involved with the former president, she still focused on building a life worth emulating. She is passionate about business and philanthropy, especially regarding mentoring. Her brand has stood out over the years because of her zeal to help preserve culture and traditions.