Lita & Hombisa Mbokotho
Lita and Hombisa Mbokotho
Getting into business with your spouse might seem like a good idea, but it can quickly spiral downwards if you don’t share the same views.
This, however, hasn’t been the case for Lita Mbokotho and Hombisa Mbokotho of Tsori Capital, a 100% black-owned company, of which women own 70%.
The couple both worked in the finance sector and decided to quit their jobs to start their own business in 2010. “I’m from a small town called Engcobo in the Eastern Cape, so I grew up where poverty was glaringly obvious, but I never allowed it to define me,” says Lita. “I’ve always seen myself as bigger than what I saw at the time.” And although his family couldn’t afford much, they placed great emphasis on education.