Tshililo Michael Masutha (born 18 November 1965) is a renowned South African politician and lawyer.
He served as a minister of Justice and Correctional Services for 5 years. Since 1999, Michael Masutha has been an advocate member of the parliament.
He is also an activist for people who are disabled and has been a member of several notable organizations.
Michael Masutha Biography
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|Full Name:||Tshililo Michael Masutha|
|Stage Name:||Michael Masutha|
|Born:||18 November 1965 (age 56 years old)|
|Place of Birth:||Valdezia, South Africa|
|Wife • Spouse:||Married|
|Girlfriend • Partner:||N/A|
|Occupation:||Politician • Advocate|
|Net Worth:||US$1 million-US$5 millio|
Early Life & Education
He was born Tshililo Michael Masutha in Vladezia, a rural settlement, Limpopo Province, on the 18th of November, 1965. He is an advocate after spending years running political affairs in the country.
Michael Masutha attended the Siloe School for the Blind and matriculated in 1984. He was born with a visual impairment. To read, he makes use of Braille and large print.
He studied for a BJuris at the University of the North (1985-1988) and obtained an LLB degree from the University of Witwatersrand (1989).
While he was at the university, Michael Masutha was part of the movements for disabled students advocating for the provision of appropriate support and also challenging the apartheid regime’s treatment of the blind and other disabled people.
In 1986, he was a founding member of the Northern Transvaal Association for the Blind. From the year 1989 to 1996, he was a member of the National Council for the Blind’s Executive Committee, where he advocated for the removal of discriminatory laws against blind people, especially in protective employment.
He was a co-founder of the Equileg Programme of the Southern African Federation. In the year 1999, he became a Member of Parliament representing the African National Congress.
Michael Masutha is a member of Parliament for ANC (since 1999) and a member of Disabled People of SA (DPSA).
For a year, July 2013-May 2014, he occupied the Deputy Minister of Science and Technology position.
- Member of Justice and Constitutional Development Committee.
- Member of Rules Committee.
- Member of the Constitutional Review Committee.
- Chair of Social Development Committee.
- Chair of the Standing Committee on the Auditor General.
- Chair of the Subcommittee on Review of Rules, the Adhoc Committee on Delegated Legislation.
In August 1991, Michael Masutha was part of a delegation of the Human Rights Committee of Disabled People to the United Nations, and in 1995, he was admitted to practice as an advocate of the High Court of South Africa.
From 1991 to 1996, he was the Director of the Disability Rights Unit at Lawyers for Human Rights – a project (which was a joint initiative with Disabled People South Africa) providing legal assistance to persons unfairly discriminated against on disability grounds.
In 1996, Michael Masutha was appointed as Head of the Legal Services in the Department of Social Development, where he specialized in Children’s Rights and Social Security Law.
There’s no publication related to Michael Masutha‘s wife and children on the media space.
Michael Masutha has an estimated net worth of US$1 million-US$5 million which he has earned as a politician.
- Twitter: @AdvocateMasutha