Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma

South African politician

Nkosazana Clarice Dlamini-Zuma (born 27 January 1949), sometimes known by her initials NDZ, is a South African politician and anti-apartheid activist. She has been the Minister of Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs since May 2019 during the Cyril Ramaphosa presidency.[1] She also had cabinet jobs during the presidencies of Nelson Mandela, Thabo Mbeki, Kgalema Motlanthe and Jacob Zuma (her ex-husband).[2]

Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma
Minister of Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs
Assumed office
30 May 2019
PresidentCyril Ramaphosa
DeputyParks Tau, Obed Bapela
Preceded byZweli Mkhize
Minister in the Presidency
In office
28 February 2018 – 29 May 2019
PresidentCyril Ramaphosa
Preceded byJeff Radebe
Succeeded byJackson Mthembu
Chair of the African Union Commission
In office
15 October 2012 – 30 January 2017
DeputyErastus Mwencha
Preceded byJean Ping
Succeeded byMoussa Faki
Minister of Home Affairs
In office
10 May 2009 – 3 October 2012
PresidentJacob Zuma
Preceded byNosiviwe Mapisa-Nqakula
Succeeded byNaledi Pandor
Minister of Foreign Affairs
In office
14 June 1999 – 10 May 2009
PresidentThabo Mbeki
Kgalema Motlanthe
Preceded byAlfred Nzo
Succeeded byMaite Nkoana-Mashabane (International Relations and Cooperation)
Minister of Health
In office
10 May 1994 – 14 June 1999
PresidentNelson Mandela
Preceded byRina Venter
Succeeded byManto Tshabalala-Msimang
Personal details
Nkosazana Clarice Dlamini

(1949-01-27) 27 January 1949 (age 75)
Natal, South Africa
Political partyAfrican National Congress
Jacob Zuma
(m. 1982; div. 1998)
Alma materUniversity of Zululand
University of Natal
University of Bristol
University of Liverpool

From 1982 to 1998, she was married to Jacob Zuma.

References change

  1. "Full list – here is Ramaphosa's new cabinet". Business Tech. 29 May 2019.
  2. "LIVE | NDZ, Ramaphosa to battle for ANC presidency as voting begins". Retrieved 2017-12-17.