Thoko Didiza

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Angela Thoko Didiza
Minister for Public Works
In office
22 May 2006 – 25 September 2008
Preceded by Stella Sigcau
Succeeded by Geoff Doidge
Minister for Agriculture and Land Affairs
In office
17 June 1999 – 22 May 2006
Preceded by Derek Hanekom
Succeeded by Lulama Xingwana
Personal details
Born (1965-06-02) 2 June 1965 (age 52)
Durban, Natal, South Africa
Political party African National Congress

Angela Thoko Didiza (born 2 June 1965)[1] is a South African politician. She held the post of Minister of Agriculture and Land Affairs from 17 June 1999 to 22 May 2006 and later Minister of Public Works from 22 May 2006 to 25 September 2008.

Didiza was born in the city of Durban and holds a BA (Hons) degree in politics. She is married and has five children.

Following the resignation of President Thabo Mbeki in September 2008, Didiza was one of ten ministers who submitted their resignations on 23 September, although it was subsequently announced that she might be willing to remain in her post.[2]

On 20 June 2016 the ANC announced that Didiza will be their mayoral candidate for the City of Tshwane in the upcoming municipal elections of 2016. This announcement sparked a wave of rioting in the City of Tshwane against her appointment leading to the deaths of 5 people and the arrest of 40 more.[3][4]


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  2. ^ "Confusion rattles markets", Sapa (IOL), 23 September 2008.
  3. ^ "Two die in Tshwane riots as protests continue in the capital". Business Day Live. Retrieved 2016-07-04. 
  4. ^ Nkosi, Bongani. "Shops remain shut in Tshwane as protests, looting subside". Times LIVE. Retrieved 2016-07-04. 
Political offices
Preceded by
Derek Hanekom
Minister of Agriculture and Land Affairs
1999 – 2006
Succeeded by
Lulama Xingwana