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|Lindiwe Nonceba Sisulu
|Date Of Birth/Age:
|10 May 1954 (69 Years Old)
|Place of Birth:
|Johannesburg, South Africa
|Married (Rok Ajulu)
|University of York
Lindiwe Sisulu Biography
Lindiwe Sisulu is a South African politician and daughter of the late anti-apartheid activist Walter Sisulu.
Given her illustrious family history, it was inevitable he should find her way into politics early and snap an important government position too.
She had served as Minister of Human Settlements, Water and Sanitation of South Africa before her current appointment as Minister of Tourism.
A lover of education, the minister did not only obtain advanced qualifications but was also, at some point, a lecturer at the Department of History of the University of Swaziland.
Her published works include the following:
- Themes in the Twentieth Century South Africa, Oxford University Press. 1991
- Women Working Conditions in South Africa, South African Situation Analysis.
- South African Women in Agricultural Section (pamphlet). York University in 1990
- Women at Work and Liberation Struggle in the 1980s
- Housing Delivery and the Freedom Charter: the Beacon of Hope, New Agenda and Second Quarter. 2005
- National Children’s Rights Committee. UNESCO. 1992
Lindiwe Sisulu is currently 68 years, having been born in 1954. One striking thing about her is that she doesn’t look her age. She looks way younger. But that’s by the way.
Lindiwe Sisulu’s children are Che Samora Ajulu, Olindi Obango, Ayanda Sisulu, Vuyo Sisulu. Che is the oldest son. He was named after revolutionary leaders Che Guevara and Samora Machel. Olindi Obango was named after his paternal grandparents. Ayanda Sisulu is a banker, and Vuso Sisulu a social worker.
Lindiwe Sisulu’s only known husband was Rok Ajulu, a professor of Kenyan provenance. Lindiwe and her man shared a deep bond, and they remained together until he died in 2017 after a protracted battle with cancer.
Given that the minister is still looking as young and charming as ever, other men may have been showing interest in her since her husband’s death. However, there’s no evidence that she has remarried since the death of Prof. Rok Ajulu.
Lindiwe Sisulu’s daughter is a lady called Ayanda Sisulu-Dunstan, a graduate of Wellesley College and co-head of Debt Capital Markets at Rand Merchant Bank. Not long ago, she was involved in some drama when it was revealed that he’d fired her house help, Minenhle Mabangu, without notice.
The house help had reportedly forgotten her puppy in the car. And Ayanda was furious.
Like many public figures, Lindiwe Sisulu has not made it easy for anyone who wants to reach her directly. There’s no publicly available phone number or email by which she might be contacted directly.
However, she’s active on Twitter, where she has over 255k followers. She might therefore be reached on that platform by a mention. There’s no way to send her a direct message on the platform at the time of writing.
She’s also active on Facebook, where she shares information regarding her ministry.
Is Lindiwe Sisulu related to Walter Sisulu?
Yes. Lindiwe Sisulu is the daughter of Walter Sisulu, the late ANC leader and anti-apartheid campaigner.
Is Lindiwe Sisulu married?
She was. But her husband, Prof. Rok Ajulu, is now late. This makes her a widow.
How old is Lindiwe Sisulu?
Lindiwe Sisulu was born in 1984, which makes her 68 years at the time of writing.
Who was Walter Sisulu’s father?
Walter Sisulu’s father was no other than Albert Victor Dickenson, a white government employee who married a black woman. Walter only met his father a few times.
Who are Lindiwe Sisulu’s children?
Records show that Lindiwe Sisulu has four children, and they are Che Samora Ajulu, Olindi Obango, Ayanda Sisulu, and Vuyo Sisulu.
Who is Lindiwe Sisulu’s husband?
Lindiwe Sisulu’s husband is no other than Rok Ajulu, a Kenyan. The couple got married in 1996 and remained together until he died in 2017. Rok Ajulu was s a senior partner at Dajo Associates and a professor of political economy with particular interest in the state and society. He was a visiting fellow at the African Studies Centre. He died of cancer.
Where was Lindiwe Sisulu educated?
Lindiwe Sisulu is one of the highly educated women in government. She holds degrees from the University of Botswana and the University of York.