Lindiwe Sisulu Biography, Early Life, Age, Family, Education, Career And Net Worth

Lindiwe Sisulu Biography
Lindiwe Sisulu is a South African politician, member of the parliament and the current serving Minister of Human Settlements, Water & Sanitation.
Prior to her getting an appointment as the Minister of Human Settlements, Water & Sanitation, Lindiwe Sisulu served as the Minister of Defence and Military Veterans from 2009 to 2012 and as the Minister of Public Service and Administration from 2012–2014.
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Lindiwe Sisulu Profile

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Full names: Lindiwe Sisulu
Date of birth: 10th May 1954
Age: 66 years (2020)
Place of birth:
Parents: Walter Sisulu, Albertina Sisulu
Nationality: South African
Education: University of Swaziland
Spouse(s): Rok Ajulu (died 2016)
Children: Che Samora Ajulu, Olindi Obango, Ayanda Sisulu, Vuyo Sisulu
Occupation: Politician
Net worth:

Lindiwe Sisulu Biography, Date Of Birth, Early Life, Family And Education

Lindiwe Sisulu was born on the 10th of May, 1954 in Johannesburg, South Africa. His father, Walter Sisulu was a South African anti-apartheid activist and member of the (ANC), African National Congress. He served as Secretary-General and Deputy President of the organization. Mr. Walter died in 2003 at Johannesburg.
Her mother, on the other hand, was a popular South African anti-apartheid activist. In fact, she was voted 57th in the SABC3's Great South Africans in 2004. She died on 2 June 2011 in her home in Linden, Johannesburg, South Africa, aged 92.

Lindiwe Sisulu graduated from Waterford Kamhlaba United World College of Southern Africa in Mbabane, Swaziland in 1973. She further proceeded to the University of Swaziland where she received a BA degree and Diploma in Education in 1980. A year later, she received a BA Hons in History from the same institution.
In 1989, Sisulu received an MA in History and an MPhil from the Centre for Southern African Studies at the University of York in the UK.

Early Career and Politics

On graduating from the higher institution, Lindiwe Sisulu started working as a lecturer at the Manzini Teachers Training College. In 1990, she became the main assistant to Jacob Zuma in the ANC's intelligence services.

Sisulu was detained for her anti-apartheid activities from 1975 to 1976. During her exile from 1977 to 1979, she joined the military wing of the ANC, Umkhonto we Sizwe, specializing in Intelligence.

Her first government appointment was in 1996, when she was appointed as the deputy minister of home affairs, a position she served until 2001.

She served as Minister of Housing from 2004 to 2009, Minister of Defence and Military Veterans from 2009 to 2012, and Minister of Public Service and Administration since 2012

Lindiwe Sisulu announced her presidential campaign on July 21 at Walter Sisulu Square in Kliptown, where the Freedom Charter was adopted. She adopted the slogan 'It's a Must' where she called on supporters to join her in a 'must do' campaign. Upon announcing her intention to run for President, she said: "What we must do is to cleanse the ANC and recover its original values". 

She, however, withdrew from the presidential contest, on 15th December 2017, choosing instead to run for the position of Deputy President. She was defeated by David Mabuza.

Personal Life

Lindiwe Sisulu was married to Durban - Kenyan academic, Professor Rok Ajulu. The couple met in exile and reportedly married in 1996. Professor Ajulu died in December 2016 after battling a long illness. The marriage was blessed with children.

Awards and Recognitions

• Human Rights Center Fellowship in Geneva (1992)
• Presidential Award for Housing delivery by the Institute for Housing of South Africa (2004)
• International Association for Housing Science Award (2005)
• International Housing Institute Award (2007)
• Black Business Quarterly Award (2007)

Social Media Handles

You can connect with Lindiwe Sisulu on:
Twitter @LindiweSisuluSA

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