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Deetlefs du Toit

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Deetlefs du Toit
Du Toit in 2009
Member of the National Assembly of South Africa
In office
6 May 2009 – 6 May 2014
Personal details
Nicolaas Deetlefs du Toit

Worcester, South Africa
CitizenshipSouth Africa
United States
Political partyIndependent
Other political
Front National
Democratic Alliance
Democratic Party
EducationPaarl Gimnasium
Alma materUniversity of Stellenbosch

Nicolaas Deetlefs du Toit is a retired South African politician now residing in New Jersey, United States.

Du Toit was born in Worcester in the former Cape Province, now the Western Cape. He attended and matriculated from Paarl Gimnasium in the neighbouring town of Paarl. He soon studied at Stellenbosch University and obtained a BA degree in Political Science, Sociology, Geography and Economics. He, later on, achieved an Honours degree in Business Administration from the university.[1]

Du Toit worked in agriculture, poultry processing and clothing manufacturing before he became involved in local politics. He joined the Democratic Party of South Africa (DP) in 2000 and was elected to the newly established Drakenstein Local Municipality council in the same year. He was promoted to the post of Democratic Alliance (DA) caucus leader in 2007.[1]

He became an MP for the DA in 2009 and served as one until 2014. He served on the Portfolio Committee on Public Service and Administration.[1]

Du Toit later defected to the Front National in October 2015, citing a policy change in the DA. He soon moved to New Jersey.[2]


  1. ^ a b c "Mr Nicolaas Deetlefs Du Toit". People's Assembly. Retrieved 12 April 2020.
  2. ^ Gqirana, Thulani (10 October 2015). "Former DA MP joins Front National". News24. Cape Town. Retrieved 12 April 2020.

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