Max Sisulu

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Max Vuyesile Sisulu
Speaker of the National Assembly of South Africa
Assumed office
6 May 2009
President Jacob Zuma
Succeeded by Gwen Mahlangu-Nkabinde
Personal details
Born (1945-08-23) August 23, 1945 (age 68)
Transvaal, South Africa
Political party African National Congress
Parents Walter Sisulu

Max Vuyesile Sisulu (born 23 August 1945[1]) is the current Speaker of the National Assembly of South Africa. He was elected to the position on 6 May 2009, succeeding Gwen Mahlangu-Nkabinde and becoming the first male post-apartheid speaker of the National Assembly.[2] He is also the first Black male to become speaker.

He is a member of the African National Congress (ANC). Sisulu is the son of Walter and Albertina Sisulu, both prominent anti-apartheid activists in the ANC.[3]


  1. ^ "GCIS Profile information". Retrieved January 31, 2013. 
  2. ^ "Sisulu accepts his job with humility". IOL. 6 May 2009. 
  3. ^ Warby, Vivian (6 May 2009). "Sisulu elected as first male Speaker in Parliament". Government Communication and Information System.