Stella Ndabeni-Abrahams’ beautiful smile stole the show as she was sworn in as the new Minister of Telecommunications during the cabinet reshuffle on Thursday afternoon.
South Africans welcomed President Cyril Ramaphosa’s announcement of Stella Ndabeni-Abrahams’ appointment as the minister of a merged department made up of the Telecommunications and communications departments.
So, in honour of the vibrant Ndabeni-Abrahams’ appointment as a minister in Ramaphosa’s cabinet, we decided to gather five quick facts about her life and career.
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1. Early life
The 39-year-old minister was born Thembisile Stella Ndabeni in Sakhela Village in Mthatha, reports indicated. Ndabeni-Abrahams does not disclose much details about her private life and not much is known about her family.
2. Personal life
Ndabeni-Abrahams usually keeps her personal life out of the spot light. However, her marriage to hubby Thato Abrahams gathered attention in 2012 after a cheating scandal.
According to reports by the Sunday World, Abrahams allegedly had an affair with ANCYL NEC member Sizophila Mkhize.
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According to website People’s Assembly, Ndabeni-Abrahams has several higher education qualifications under her belt. She is the proud recipient of an Advanced Certificate in Project Management, which she obtained from Rhodes University.
She also has a Commonwealth Telecommunications Organisation Diploma in Telecommunications and Managements Systems. Ndabeni-Abrahams then went on to obtain a Certificate in Telecommunications, Policy and Regulation Management from Wits University.
The new Home Affairs Minister also holds a Project Management Diploma and is currently busy pursuing a Masters in Business Management Administration at Regent Business School.
4. Career in the ANC
Ndabeni-Abrahams has been a member of Parliament since 2009 and she served as the deputy minister of Telecommunications and Postal Services prior to her appointment as minister on Thursday.