Michael Masutha

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The Honourable
Michael Masutha
Minister of Justice and Correctional Services
Assumed office
26 May 2014
President Jacob Zuma
Cyril Ramaphosa
Preceded by Jeff Radebe
Deputy Minister of Science and Technology
In office
09 July 2013 – 25 May 2014
Minister Derek Hanekom
Preceded by Derek Hanekom
Succeeded by Zanele kaMagwaza-Msibi
Personal details
Born 1965 (age 52–53)
Valdezia, South Africa
Political party African National Congress

Adv. Tshililo Michael Masutha was born in 1965 at Valdezia in the then Northern Transvaal, now Limpopo province in South Africa. He is the current Minister of Justice and Correctional Services.[1] Before becoming MP in 1999, he served as Human Rights lawyer. He served as the deputy minister of science and technology in 2013-2014. Born with a visual disability,[2] he is the second minister with disability in the Jacob Zuma cabinet. He founded Northern Transvaal Association for the Blind in 1989.[3]


  1. ^ "Biographical Notes: Minister Tshililo Michael Masutha". Department of Justice and Constitutional Development. 
  2. ^ "DA chief whip accused of disability discrimination". ENCA. 6 Nov 2015. 
  3. ^ "Profile of Adv Minister TM Masutha". Department of Justice & Constitutional Development, SOuth Africa.