Jessica Motaung (born August 23, 1973) is a South African television personality, sports executive and former beauty pageant winner.
The latter is the Marketing Director of Kaizer Chiefs Football Club, a SOWETO club that is popularly known as Amakhosi. Her family is wealthy and famous because it owns the Amakhosi club.
She comes from a family that is passionate about sports. Her mother’s name is Valeta. Her father, Kaizer Motaung, is a retired footballer who had a passion for the game.
He founded Kaizer Chiefs Football Club, and he has been its chairman to date. In 1998, she won a contract to host Speak Out on SABC 1. She was crowned Miss Gauteng, Africa’s Queen of Beauty and Miss South Africa First Princess in 1997.
Gossips spread around among the fans of the team that Amakhosi team captain Jimmy Tau and Jessica Motaung were seeing each other low key before she got married.
Jessica Motaung husband is Ken Simmons. They have two children, Kenneth and Donald. Kenneth is talented in playing basketball, so his parents installed a hoop at home for him.
In 2011, she moved out of their home with the children to her mother’s home in Hyde Park and called off the engagement because Simmons accused her of being unfaithful to him. Everything was ironed out, and they are a happy family now again. Jessica Motaung house is located in Bryanston.
Her family is known for its nepotism. Jessica Motaung siblings and relatives are the top managers of the Kaizer Chiefs Football Club. While their father is the CEO, She has served the club as its marketing manager from 2003 to date.
Jessica Motaung younger sister has been Miss Kaizer Chiefs for over twenty years; Kaizer Jnr is the CFO; Booby is the manager, while the Human Resource Manager is their cousin (Phenius Mataung).
During the Women’s Football Strategy Taskforce Workshop that was hosted by the Confederation of Football’s (CAF) in Cairo, Egypt, she revealed her intentions to start a women’s team.
Kaizer Chiefs Football Club is still looking into her idea before they make a commitment to it. Sarai Bareman, FIFA women’s football chief officer, suggested that the club has advanced essential infrastructure to support a women’s team.
Three of Kaizer Motaung children take after him. Growing up, Kaizer Junior, played cricket. Jessica, on the other hand, was the captain in some of the teams she played in during her high school years.
She participated in hockey, swimming, athletics like running and long jump, netball, and tennis. Thabo died of meningitis in 2019 at the age of 43 years. He was the only one who stayed away from the family business.
South Africans love rugby; hence, it does not come as a surprise that she follows South African ruby tournaments religiously. Jessica is in love with golf these days, and she plays the game when she can.
Her brother, Kaizer Junior, is a retired professional footballer. He played for Premier Soccer League club Kaizer Chiefs as a striker. Mbali Nkosi is his current girlfriend, but he has a son named Tyler Rhys Motaung from his German ex-wife Janine Catherine Heider.
R&B, hip-hop, jazz, and classics are the types of music that soothe Jessica’s soul. She is an enthusiastic reader of books. Jessica is a dog person, although she loves a variety of pets.
She enjoys travelling and cooking. Her home’s vegetable garden provides her with most of the essentials she needs to make fresh and organic juice.