Former Deputy Minister Zizi Kodwa
DEPUTY MINISTER IN THE PRESIDENCY RESPONSIBLE FOR STATE SECURITY
The Hon Deputy Minister Zizi Kodwa was appointed as Deputy Minister of State Security on 30 May 2019. He is a member of the National Executive Committee of the African National Congress (ANC), and served as the Spokesperson of the ANC from 2014 to 2017.
He holds a Bachelor of Arts Honours Degree in Development Studies from the University of the Western Cape.
In March 2010, he was appointed as a Special Advisor to the President of the Republic on Communications.
Between May 2014 and 2017, he served as the National Spokesperson of the African National Congress.
He also serves on the Board of Trustees of the South African International Marketing Council.
He participated in Student Representative Councils and in more militant organisations such as the Congress of South African Students, which was banned and later reincarnated as the Township Student Congress. At university, he became a member of the South African Students Congress and also served as an SRC President.
As a member of the ANC Youth League, Mr Kodwa worked in different capacities in the League's Western Cape branch and was later elected to the organization's National Executive Committee.
He was a member of the ANC Youth League until the ANC's national congress in Mangaung in 2012.