Lindiwe Nonceba Sisulu was born in 10 May 1954 Johannesburg, Gauteng. Sisulu was born to ANC leaders Walter and Albertina Sisulu in Johannesburg. She is the sister of journalist Zwelakhe Sisulu and politician Max Sisulu.
Sisulu received a BA Degree and Diploma in Education and BA Hons in History at the University of Swaziland. She also received an MA in History, and an MPhil from the Centre for Southern African Studies at the University of York, Canada.
She served as Minister of Public Service and Administration from 2012 to 2014, Minister of Defence and Military Veterans from 2009 to 2012, Minister of Housing Department from 2004 to 2009 and Minister of Intelligence from 2001 to 2004.
Sisulu is the Minister of Human Settlements, ANC Member of Parliament and Member of National Executive Committee.
Sisulu received endorsement of the former Reserve Bank Governor Gill Marcus as a presidential candidate for the ANC
On her campaign for African National Congress (ANC) president, Lindiwe Nonceba Sisulu says she is ready to lead.
Sisulu has long been considered a potential presidential candidate, having passed on running in 2007 and 2012; she announced her presidential campaign on July 21st at Walter Sisulu square in Kliptown, where the Freedom Charter was adopted.
Sisulu adopted the slogan “it’s a must” where she called on supporters to join her in a “must do” campaign. Upon announcing her intention to run for president, she said: “”what we must do is to cleanse the ANC and recover its original values”.
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On July 2017, Lindiwe Sisulu said that Gupta ministers in ANC must be fired.
In August 2017 Sisulu received the endorsement of the former Reserve Bank Governor Gill Marcus as a presidential candidate for the ANC.
The convener of the ANC Women’s League Task Team in the region, Titi Gambo, has also backed Sisulu’s candidacy.
In April 2017 The African National Congress (ANC) branch in Keiskammahoek in the Eastern Cape has put forward the name of ANC NEC member Lindiwe Sisulu as a presidential candidate to succeed President Jacob Zuma.
The Langa Methodist Church is endorsing Sisulu’s candidacy.