From renting for R25K per month to building his own mansion – Thinah Zungu’s family now has a home

Thinah Zungu. (PHOTO: GETTY IMAGES/GALLO IMAGES).
Thinah Zungu. (PHOTO: GETTY IMAGES/GALLO IMAGES).

Gospel artist, Thinah Zungu has taken his Instagram followers on a personal journey that has changed his life.

After years of being in the industry, the gospel artist has finally built is first home, a beautiful mansion, bond -free.

He bought land and decided to take his time to build this nest for his family.

“In our industry it helps to have something you know is yours because our work is seasonal. At least there is something that I own, and I don’t even have a bond payment on it,” he tells Move!.

“This is the way things should have been done from the start. But then we learn from our mistakes,” he says.

Thinah made a shocking confession on his Instagram when he opened up about how at some point, he would spend about R25 000 on renting.

Over the years, he admits, he did try to get a house under his name but his attempts failed. But when he built and renovated his parents’ home, he was motivated to put the same energy into his own home.

“That taught me that I could save up and build from scratch,” he adds.  

“This is the most precious thing I have done for myself. I have bought expensive cars left, right and centre but owning this house is just so special,” he says.

Thinah, his wife Zama and three children Olwethu, Ndumiso and Smangaliso  have a place they call home now. It took him seven to eight months to build.

“I was so involved in the process. I can’t even pick my favourite room or space in the house because with every corner,  I had a say in it,” he says.

In the process of building the house, he fell in love with construction. Now he has decided to go into the business.

“TZ Construction has been birthed. We look forward to building more beautiful homes for others,” Thinah shares.

Known for being one of the best writers in gospel music, he says, 2019 and its hardships has given him a testimony, so powerful that he has been spending a lot of time in studio.

“I am not going to lie, 2019 was a tough year, I got into an accident, my car was written off, my other car was stolen. Challenges heightened but in all of that God showed that He never left. I have learnt to trust God more,” he adds.