Minister of Electricity mocked over young wife ‘You look like her grandpa’


Minister of Electricity mocked over young wife ‘You look like her grandpa’

Minister of Electricity Kgosientsho Ramokgopa was mocked over his age-difference with his wife Georgia after a public appearance.

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Like many public servants, Minister of Electricity Kgosientsho “Sputla” Ramokgopa prefers to keep his private life out of the spotlight. This week, the man tasked with ending load shedding made a rare public appearance with his wife, Georgia Shekeshe.

The couple – who have a 13-year age difference – have been married for almost a decade.


Kgosientsho was sworn in as minister in March 2023.


In a tweet, Minister of Electricity Kgosientsho Ramokgopa posted pictures of his personal charity drive, undertaken with his wife Georgina.

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He tweeted from his official X account: “Today, my wife and I took the morning to visit Seaparankwe Primary School in Attridgeville to donate school uniforms as I do every year as part of my birthday social responsibility. This year will be our 25th year running the school uniform donation drive in Attridgeville”.

The minister added that he began the drive after he graduated and began work as a qualified engineer in 1999.

He added: “Together, we initiated this school uniform donation initiative as a way to give dignity to black learners who now sit in the very classrooms we once sat in.”

In the pics,  Georgina wore a simple black dress, while Kgosientsho appeared just as casual.

On 25 January 2015, the couple tied the knot in a beautiful wedding ceremony, which also happened to be his 40th birthday!

He said in an Instagram post of the special day: “The most beautiful woman on earth agreed to be the mother of our children and to be #MrsRamokgopa.”


In the comment section of his posts, a few followers commented on the age gap between the Minister of Electricity and his wife.

@lwandilequmba: “This little beautiful girl is your wife, sir? You look like her granddad”

@moxxler: “Is this your wife or daughter?”

@madishastevie: “In 1999, your wife was still in primary school”


Here are a few facts about the Minister of Electricity and his wife.

  • Kgosientso and Georgia have a 13-year age gap. They met in 2011 when Georgia was a PA to the-then Tshwane mayor. At the time, she was 23 years old.
  • When their relationship turned romantic, Georgia resigned from her post, reported IOL.
  • The couple had both a traditional wedding in Limpopo in 2014 and a white wedding in Paarl in 2015.
  • On her wedding day, Georgia wore a dress imported from Spain. She was also given the name Mmatabudi in accordance with Kgosientso’s Batlokwa culture.
  • The couple have a son, Matthew, who is now 11 years old.


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