Mmusi Maimane shared some delightful news over the weekend when he took to social media to confirm that his wife, Natalie, had given birth to a healthy baby girl…

The news came as a wonderful surprise as many of Mmusi and Natalie’s biggest fans weren’t even aware of the fact that they were expecting another bundle of joy.

The leader of the One South Africa movement revealed that he and Natalie, who have been married for 15 years, had become parents for the third time as they welcomed their newborn daughter in the early hours of Saturday morning. They already have an eight-year-old daughter and a five-year-old son – both of whom were excited to become older siblings over the weekend.

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“I am a father again” – Mmusi Maimane

An elated Mmusi thanked God when he announced the news to the world, writing on Twitter, “Re leboga Modimo ka Mpho ya bophelo. Ke Rre gape! [We thank God for the gift of life. I am a Father again!’],”. The post was accompanied by an even more heartfelt video in which he shared the name of his newborn daughter: Kutlwano-Grace Ntsikelelo Maimane. 

Her first name is of Tswana origin and has several meanings including “Peace, Understanding and Unity”

Mmusi wasted no time in sharing the first picture of baby Kutlwano, who we learned was born weighing a healthy 3.6 kg right at the stroke of midnight on Saturday morning. 

The birth card was accompanied by a sweet message from the entire family which read, “We welcome you with love Our Little Darling One who brings unity and grace, our blessing. You are so loved by your Daddy, Mommy, Big Sister and Big Brother”.

Congratulations from all over

Messages of love and support poured in from across South Africa and beyond, as social media users put their political allegiances aside for a moment to congratulate the family. The gestures were not lost on Maimane who thanked his followers for their messages, while also praising the collective “spirit of ubuntu” which was on display. 

The news of a cute new addition to the Maimane household certainly helped cool some of the tensions which had begun to heat up following a charged “Open Letter to White South Africans” which Mmusi had shared just 24-hours prior. In the letter, the OSA founder and leader reflected on the last year following his controversial departure from opposition party the Democratic Alliance. He also shared some more brutal views about the state of race relations in the country in a bid to spark constructive dialogue.

They say that a daughter can soften a man’s heart – and while that’s true, we have a strong feeling that Mmusi Maimane won’t be softening his stance on the key matters in South Africa any time soon. 

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