Thandi Modise (born 25 December 1959) is a controversial and renowned South African politician. Her benevolence and integrity know no bounds.
She is well known and respected for her role and contribution when South Africa was an apartheid country.
Thandi Modise continues to strive hard for the betterment of the country. She had always wanted South Africa to be a free for all nation. So, she played a very remarkable role as an anti-apartheid guerrilla.
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|Full Name:||Thandi Modise|
|Office:||Minister of Defence and Military Veterans of South Africa since 2021|
|Born:||25 December 1959 (age 62 years old)|
|Place of Birth:||Vryburg, South Africa|
|Husband • Spouse:||Married|
|Boyfriend • Partner:||N/A|
|Net Worth:||US$1 million – $5 million|
Thandi Modise was born on the 25th of December 1959 in Vryburg, North West province of South Africa. Melody Blog does not have any valid information about her parents and siblings.
When she was about 17 years old, she joined the South African ANC (African national congress) political party faction in Angola.
She had to travel all the way from South Africa to Angola to register with the political party. She also underwent 2 years of thorough training in Angola.
Thandi Modise eventually returned to South Africa at the age of 19 (2 years later). After a year back in South Africa, she got arrested because she was affiliated with the Umkhonto weSizwe group.
Thandi Modise got a B. Comm degree in Industrial Psychology and Economics from the University of South Africa (UNISA).
In the year 2000, she attended a unique leadership course at the United Nations University in Jordan. Thereon after, Thandi Modise obtained some certificates in security studies from the Naval University in Montreal.
Thandi Modise is a mother to four lovely children, but details about her husband and children are yet to be ascertained.
She was rumored to be involved in a controversy, which involves her taking up to 125,000 rands meant for travel allowance.
Thandi Modise was not supposed to be entitled to the travel allowance funds she diverted for herself. After much ados, she was made to pay back the embezzled funds within the pace of 3 years.
Thandi Modise was the Chairlady of the portfolio committee on defense from 1998 to 2004.
In 1994 briefly, after an election, she was appointed as a member of the Parliament of the Republic of South Africa before stepping down in 2004.
Thandi Modise was also appointed as the Deputy President of the ANCWL from 1994 to 2004. In 2004, she served as the head of the office for the President of the African National Congress (ANC) Women’s League.
In that same year, she became the speaker of the Northwest provincial legislature; she stepped down in 2009 after serving for 5 years.
Also, In 2007, she was appointed as the Deputy Secretary-General of the African national congress (ANC). She also served for 5 years before stepping down in 2012.
Due to her political status, details about Thandi Modise‘s net worth are not available to the public, but Melody Blog guessed it to be around US$1 million to $5 million.
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