Baleka Mbete Biography – Age

Baleka Mbete was born on 24 September 1949 and is a South African politician who holds the position of Speaker of the National Assembly of South Africa since 21 May 2014. Prior to being the speaker, she was Speaker of the National Assembly from 2004 to 2008 and Deputy President of South Africa from 2008 to 2009 under Kgalema Motlanthe.

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In 1976, she went into exile and she once taught in Mbabane in Swaziland. Her political party is African National Congress and Baleka was married to Keorapetse Kgositsile, a South African poet and political activist but the marriage only lasted between 1978 to 1992.

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