BIRTH NAME: Nosiviwe Noluthando Mapisa-Nqakula
DATE OF BIRTH: 13 November 1956
PLACE OF BIRTH: Cape Town, Western Cape
HUSBAND: Charles Nqakula
CHILDREN: Chumani Nqakula
Nosiviwe Mapisa-Nqakula is the Minister of Defence and Military Veterans of the Republic of South Africa; a position she held since June 2012.
Early Life, Background And Childhood
Nosiviwe Noluthando Mapisa-Nqakula was born on the 13rd November 1956 in Cape Town, Western Cape.
Nosiviwe Mapisa-Nqakula is married to Charles Nqakula and they have one children named Chumani Nqakula.
Mapisa-Nqakula obtained a teacher’s diploma from the Bensonvale Teachers College.
- Member of Parliament since 2004.
- Member of National Executive Council (NEC) of African National Congress (ANC) since December 2007.
In 1984, she left South Africa to undergo military training in Angola and the Soviet Union. During this time she served as the head of a commission that was set up by the ANC to investigate desertions of ANC Umkhonto we Sizwe (MK) members to the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) in Angola.
In 1993, she became the Secretary-General of the ANC Women’s League. Before her appointment as Minister of Home Affairs, she held the position as Deputy-Minister of the department.
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