Max Sisulu

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Max Vuyisile Sisulu
Speaker of the National Assembly of South Africa
In office
6 May 2009 – 21 May 2014
President Jacob Zuma
Preceded by Gwen Mahlangu-Nkabinde
Succeeded by Baleka Mbete
Personal details
Born (1945-08-23) 23 August 1945 (age 71)
Transvaal, Union of South Africa
Political party African National Congress
Spouse(s) Elinor Sisulu
  • Mlungisi Sisulu
  • Shaka Sisulu
  • Vuyisile Sisulu
  • Duma Sisulu
  • Sandile Sisulu
Parents Walter Sisulu
Albertina Sisulu

Max Vuyisile Sisulu (born 23 August 1945[1]) is a South African politician who was Speaker of the National Assembly of South Africa from 2009 to 2014. 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.

Following the 2014 General Elections, Sisulu was replaced by Baleka Mbete as Speaker of the National Assembly.

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 31 January 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.