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edna molewa's fact file

By unknown | Mar 10, 2008 | COMMENTS [ 0 ]

l Her other name Bomo, was her late grandfather Ezekiel's. "I'm glad they didn't name me Ezekiel as well," she quips.

l Raised on a farm, she worked the fields during harvest time "like all other children".

l Her mother Nnana, a nurse, survived her husband, who died a year after Molewa was elected to the national assembly.

l She was trained at the famed Hebron Teachers College, and taught at schools in Mabopane and Warmbaths.

l She read banned material at college, where her political education began.

l She joined the private sector where she worked for, among others, Metro Cash and Carry and Checkers.

l She was elected a shop steward long before she could settle into her first job outside teaching, and the political animal in her was reawakened.

l In no time she was appointed vice-president of her union Saccawu, deputy to Duma Nkosi, now Ekurhuleni mayor.

l She was married to Francis Sethema - with four children who are now grown up. When and when he died 10 years ago she married business consultant Richard Molewa, who had two kids of his own, and with six children between them, she gushes: "We're quite happy."

l Home is the picturesque Hartbeespoort Dam.


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