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Baleka Mbete
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Speaker of the National Assembly of South Africa
Assumed office
21 May 2014
President Jacob Zuma
Cyril Ramaphosa
Preceded by Max Sisulu
In office
23 April 2004 – 25 September 2008
President Thabo Mbeki
Kgalema Motlanthe
Preceded by Frene Ginwala
Succeeded by Gwen Mahlangu-Nkabinde
Deputy President of South Africa
In office
25 September 2008 – 9 May 2009
President Kgalema Motlanthe
Preceded by Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka
Succeeded by Kgalema Motlanthe
Chair of the African National Congress
In office
18 December 2007 – 18 December 2017
President Jacob Zuma
Cyril Ramaphosa
Succeeded by Gwede Mantashe
Personal details
Born 24 September 1949 (1949-09-24) (age 72)
Transvaal, South Africa
Political party African National Congress
Keorapetse Kgositsile
(m. 1978; div. 1992)

Nape Khomo (m. 2016)
Alma mater Eshowe Training College
Lovedale Teacher Training College

Baleka Mbete (born 24 September 1949) is a South African politician. She is the Speaker of the National Assembly of South Africa, a position she has had since May 2014.

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