Amahle was a South African of Zulu descent. While sailing on a boat her school had charted for an art class, she met a crew member of Afrikaner descent named Mattias van Scotter. After Amahle took initiative and approached him, they started dating. They married years laters, and had a daughter named Jubulile.

When Jubulile was close to turning 16 years old, Mattias died of a terminal illness.[1]

  • In her youth, Amahle loved poems.[1]

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