Scoop Makhathini Wiki, Age, Biography, Girlfriend, Family, Affairs & More

Scoop Makhathini (born March 16, 1982) is a South African Television Presenter and Writer from South Africa. He is famous for hosting the “Street Journal” (pop culture magazine show) on SABC1. Furthermore, the 37-year-old Scoop also gained success by hosting the “Turn Up” show.

His real full birth name is Siyabonga Ngwekazi. Moreover, he started his career by co-hosting the “8th Annual Metro FM Music Awards” with Penny Lebyane in November 2007. Later, Ngwekazi became the host of “The Real Goboza” Season 2 (the celebrity gossip show).

Scoop Makhathini South African Television Presenter and Writer

He replaced “Trevor Noah” (South African comedian, political commentator, and television host) for the series. In addition, Siyabonga started co-hosting “V Entertainment” on DStv’s Vuzu channel with Nonhle Thema in 2009. It is the daily live entertainment news show.

He was also a digital host for the 16th Annual South African Music Awards (SAMAs). The event held in Sun City on Saturday 17 April 2010.


Spouse, Partner & Cheating Controversy

The television presenter is in a relationship with his girlfriend “Akhona Carpede”. The couple started dating each other a few years back. Later, Scoop Makhathini engaged his fiancee in a private ceremony.

Furthermore, he accused his model lover, Akhona, of cheating him with her best friend. The writer posted a series of tweets on his Twitter account in order to showcase his rage.

Scoop Makhathini accused his girlfriend Akhona Carpede of cheating on him with her best friend

He initially tweeted “Goddman! a ni**a won”. Then, Scoop posted another tweet which read “his soon to be wife was seen in a club with some dude that she told was a best friend”.

In fact, the TV host also started post pictures of his fiancee in his twitter account. He claimed that he is hurt so much from Carpede. Then, Makhathini added a different photograph and captioned it “Why Akhona? Why? When I gave you nothing but love!!!”.

In the third picture, the caption said that she has turned out to be the worst person he has ever met. Scoop publicly said that he hates her and tagged her account and said you are trash.

Siyabonga criticized his partner for allegedly cheating with a boy she claimed was a best friend. However, he later stated that his account was hacked. The TV host wrote that someone is operating his account and hacked into his Twitter ID.


Trivia & Quick Info

Full Birth NameSiyabonga Ngwekazi.
Nick nameScoop Makhathini.
ProfessionTelevision Presenter and Writer.
Age (As of 2019)37 years old
Date of Birth (DOB), BirthdayMarch 16, 1982.
Birthplace/HometownSouth Africa.
NationalitySouth African.
Famous Forhosting the pop culture magazine show Street Journal.
Star Sign (Zodiac Sign)Pisces.
EthnicitySouth African.
Current ResidenceSouth Africa.
Physical Statistics
Height (Tall)Feet & Inches: 5' 6".
Centimeters: 168 cm.
Meters: 1.68 m.
WeightKilograms: 65 Kg.
Pounds: 144 lbs.
Biceps Size14 inches.
Body Measurements (chest-waist-hips)38-30-35.
Shoe Size (US)7.
Tattoos details?will update.
Eye ColorDark Brown.
Hair ColorBlack.
ParentsFather: Name not known.
SiblingsNot found.
Personal Life Relationship
Marital StatusUnmarried.
Dating History?In the Relationship with Akhona Carpede.
GirlfriendAkhona Carpede.
Wife/Spouse NameNone.
Highest QualificationGraduate.
SchoolHigh School.
Alma MaterWill update.
Hobbies & Favorite Things
Favorite CelebritiesActor: Vin Diesel.
Actress: Jennifer Lopez.
Dream Holiday DestinationMiami.
Favorite ColorBlack.
Love to doMusic, Travel, & Read.
Favorite DishesMexican Cuisine.
Net worth (Approx.)$500,000 US Dollars (As of 2018).
Earnings per monthUnder review.
Contact Details
Office AddressWill Update.
Home DetailsNot Known
Mobile or Phone NumberWill Update.
Email AddressNA.
Official WebsiteNone.


Some Lesser Known Facts about Scoop Makhathini

Scoop Makhathini age, height, and weight

  • The television host was born on the 16th of March 1982 in South Africa. Therefore, Scoop Makhathini’s age is 37 years old, as of 2019.
  • There is no information about his parents and family members available on the internet.
  • Furthermore, as a social media personality, he is also famous on Instagram having 123+ k followers.
  • Siyabonga uploads pictures related to his personal life, entertainment stuff, professional life, and much more.
  • In May 2011, the host began working in the lifestyle docu-reality series titled “Top Shayela” which aired on Vuzu.
  • Money Factor: The estimated Net worth of Scoop Makhathini is $500,000 US Dollars, as of 2019.

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  • Moreover, he was later replaced by Thomas Gumede for the Season 2 of the show.
  • The 37-year-old Ngwekazi also produced and starred in the Vuzu reality series “Forever Young” in 2012.
  • The show was based on him and his fellow actors named Lungile Radu and Thomas Gumede.
  • The journey showcased their passion in order to achieve their dreams.



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