Meet Hon Nosiviwe Mapisa-Nqakula South Africa’s Speaker of the National Assembly: Real age, education, career, husband, Contact, net worth
Hon. Nosiviwe Noluthando Mapisa-Nqakula, a politician from South Africa. She was born on November 13, 1956. She became the speaker of the national assembly on August 19, 2021. Earlier, from June 2012 until August 2021, she served as minister of defense and veterans affairs. She served as the Minister of Correctional Services from 2009 to 2012 and the Minister of Home Affairs from 2004 to 2009.
From Bensonvale Teachers College, Mapisa-Nqakula graduated with a degree in primary education.
After gaining several experiences she traveled to Angola and the Soviet Union in 1984 to receive military instruction. She then fled South Africa. She presided over a panel that the African National Congress (ANC) established to look into ANC Umkhonto we Sizwe (MK) members who defected to the UNHCR in Angola during this time.
She was sent out to help rebuild ANC institutions for a number of years while working with political-military structures inside the ANC.
She was appointed the ANC Women’s League’s Secretary-General in 1993. She served in the capacity of Deputy-Minister of the department before to being appointed Minister of Home Affairs.
She received several calls to resign as Defense and Home Affairs Minister when violent riots broke out in Gauteng and KwaZulu-Natal in July 2021.
She received calls to quit as minister of defense and military veterans’ affairs in July 2021 when savage riots broke out in Gauteng and KwaZulu-Natal due to the lack of readiness of the national defense force.
Cyril Ramaphosa reorganized his cabinet on August 5, 2021, replacing Mapisa-Nqakula as minister with Thandi Modise, speaker of the National Assembly. Mapisa-Nqakula stated, “will be redeployed to a new post.”
Mapisa-Nqakula replaced Modise as Speaker of the National Assembly on August 19, 2021, switching places with him.
Husband and Career
She is legally married to Mr. Charles Nqakula.
Mapisa-Nqakula and her husband both tested positive for COVID-19 in July 2020. which both of them have recovered.
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A successful career has allowed Mapisa-Nqakula to amass an estimated net worth of $500,000.