BIRTH NAME / REAL NAME: Nkosazana Clarice Dlamini Zuma
DATE OF BIRTH: 27 January 1949
PLACE OF BIRTH: KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa
EX-HUSBAND: Jacob Zuma (1982-1998)
CHILDREN: Gugulethu Zuma-Ncube, Thuthukile Zuma and Msholozi Zuma
PARENTS: Rose Dlamini (mother) and Willibrod Gweva Dlamini (father)
Dr Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma is the Minister in The Presidency: Planning, Monitoring and Evaluation; a position he has held since 27 February 2018.
Early Life and Background
Nkosazana Clarice Dlamini Zuma was born on the 27th January 1949 in KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa.
Dr Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma Ex-Husband and Children
In 1982, Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma was married to former president Jacob Zuma and divorced him in 1998; they have four children together.
Dr Dlamini Zuma holds a a BSc degree in Zoology and Botany from University of Zululand 1971; MB ChB from University of Bristol 1978 and a Diploma in Tropical Child Health from School of Tropical Medicine, University of Liverpool 1986. She Matriculated at Amanzimtoti Training College in 1967.
Dr Dlamini Zuma served as a Research Technician to Professor Adams, Medical School, University of Natal, Durban in 1972; she also served as Vice-President of the South African Student’s Organisation (SASO) in 1976 and worked as House Officer, Surgery at Frenchay Hospital, Bristol, England between 1978 and 1979; and House Officer with Canadian Red Cross Memorial Hospital in Berkshire, England between 1979 and 1980.
She was Chairperson of ANC Youth Section in Great Britain between 1977 and 1978; Vice Chairperson of the Regional Political Committee of the ANC in Great Britain from 1978 to 1988 and Chairperson of Regional Political Committee of the ANC, Great Britain between 1988 and 1989.
Dr Dlamini Zuma worked as Medical Officer in Paediatrics at Mbabane Government Hospital in Swaziland from 1980 to 1985; Paediatric attachment at Wittington Hospital in England from 1987 to 1989. She was a founder and Director of Health Refugee Trust (HEART), Health and Development Organisation in England from 1988 to 1990; worked for ANC Health Department in Lusaka, Zambia between 1989 and 1990.
On her return to South Africa Dr Dlamini Zuma serves as Chairperson of the ANC Southern Natal Region Health Committee from 1990 to 1992 and as a member of the Executive Committee for Southern Natal Region of the ANC from 1990 to 1993. She has worked as a Research Scientist at the Medical Research Council in Durban from 1991 to 1994; She has also served as a member of the Steering Committee, National Aids Co-Ordinating Committee of South Africa in 1992; Deputy Chairperson of the United Nations AIDS (UNAIDS) in 1995; Provincial Chairperson for ANC Women’s League of Kwa-Zulu Natal from 1997 to 2008; member of the ANC National Working Committee (NWC) from 1998 to 2007; member of the ANC Health and Campaigns Committee; and Chancellor of the ML Sultan Technikon, Durban in 1996.