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HON MRS WEZIWE G THUSI (article first published : 2006-04-4)

Mrs Weziwe Thusi, Member of Parliament of KwaZulu-Natal, was appointed into the Province’s Executive Council as MEC for Arts, Culture and Tourism on 23 March 2006, after the resignation of Minister Narend Singh.

Mrs Thusi is presently serving as chairperson of the Health Portfolio Committee. She was appointed to Parliament in 2001 as Member of Parliament after replacing Mr Felix Dlamini who resigned to take appointment as City Manager for eThekwini Municipality.

She has been a nurse since 1979 and worked at various hospitals in the Eastern Cape, KwaZulu-Natal and was a Chief Professional Nurse at the Reproductive Health Care Centre, a family planning clinic before she joined Parliament.

Mrs Thusi was a trade unionist with NEHAWU from 1985 till 2001 and was a member of the South African Health Workers’ Congress. As a gender activist, she is a member of the ANC regional executive committee of eThekwini and a member of the Provincial Executive Committee.

Mrs Thusi has travelled extensively and has represented the Provincial Parliament at various international conferences. She has presented many academic and gender-related papers.

She serves in different community organisations including Siyakhula Community Music Centre, the RK Khan Hospital Board, a board member of the Natal Women Resource Centre, secretary of the Umlazi Health Forum.

“My vision is to see KZN taking its rightful place as leader in the Arts, Culture and Tourism,” she says. “Further to see KZN exploiting the nexus between culture and tourism to ensure that we become no.1 tourist destination as far as international tourism is concerned. We are already no.1 in domestic Tourism terms.”

Mrs Thusi’s favourite music is Wezi and she is married to well-known and respected trumpeter Brian Thusi.




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