|Leader of the Opposition in the National Assembly of South Africa|
27 October 2011 – 6 May 2014
|Preceded by||Athol Trollip|
|Succeeded by||Mmusi Maimane|
|Member of Parliament
for North Durban, KwaZulu-Natal
6 May 2009 – 21 May 2014
|Born||9 April 1980|
|Political party||Democratic Alliance|
|Alma mater||University of Cape Town|
Lindiwe Mazibuko (born 9 April 1980) is a South African politician and the former Parliamentary Leader for the opposition Democratic Alliance (DA). She is the country's fourth youngest parliamentarian after the African National Congress's Mduduzi Manana, Congress of the People's Luzelle Adams and her DA colleague Masizole Mnqasela, and has varyingly been labelled a "rising star in Parliament" and a possible future DA leader. She was elected the new DA parliamentary leader on 27 October 2011, beating incumbent Athol Trollip in a tight race.
Mazibuko has temporarily resigned from her position as DA Parliamentary Leader, as announced by her on 11 May 2014, to study at Harvard University in the United States for a year. She mentioned that her resignation had nothing to do with differences within the Democratic Alliance, but that it would improve what she could offer the party politically. 
After matriculating at St Mary's DSG Kloof, Lindiwe Mazibuko chose to further her studies at university. A graduate of the University of Cape Town, Mazibuko wrote a paper on the Democratic Alliance after then party leader Tony Leon stepped down in 2006. Upon graduating Mazibuko took up a post in the DA as the party's media liaison officer in Parliament.
Labelled a "star performer" by party leader Helen Zille, Mazibuko became a parliamentary candidate for the party in the 2009 general elections. She appeared third on the DA's KwaZulu-Natal list, thus qualifying for a seat in Parliament as the DA retained its status as official opposition. She was subsequently appointed as the DA's Shadow Deputy Minister of Communications, and also succeeded Donald Lee as the party's National Spokesperson.
In December 2013 Mazibuko appeared on a special edition of the BBC’s Question Time, broadcast from Johannesburg. Other panelists on the show included Peter Hain, Andile Mngxitama, Eusebius McKaiser and Pik Botha. The main focus of the show was the legacy of Nelson Mandela.
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|South African Shadow Deputy Minister of Communications
Niekie van den Berg
|National Spokesperson for the Opposition
|Parliamentary Leader for the Opposition
27 October 2011 - 21 May 2014