Michael Masutha

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The Honourable

Michael Masutha

Minister of Justice and Correctional Services
In office
26 May 2014 – 30 May 2019
PresidentJacob Zuma
Cyril Ramaphosa
Preceded byJeff Radebe
Succeeded byRonald Lamola
Deputy Minister of Science and Technology
In office
09 July 2013 – 25 May 2014
MinisterDerek Hanekom
Preceded byDerek Hanekom
Succeeded byZanele kaMagwaza-Msibi
Personal details
Born1965 (age 53–54)
Valdezia, South Africa
Political partyAfrican National Congress

Adv. Tshililo Michael Masutha was born at Valdezia in 1965 in the then Northern Transvaal now Limpopo province in South Africa. He is the former Minister of Justice and Correctional Services.[1] Before becoming MP in 1999, he served as Human Rights lawyer. He served as the deputy minister of science and technology in 2013-2014. Born with a visual disability,[2] he is the second minister with disability in the Jacob Zuma cabinet. He founded Northern Transvaal Association for the Blind in 1989.[3]


  1. ^ "Biographical Notes: Minister Tshililo Michael Masutha". Department of Justice and Constitutional Development.
  2. ^ "DA chief whip accused of disability discrimination". ENCA. 6 Nov 2015.
  3. ^ "Profile of Adv Minister TM Masutha". Department of Justice & Constitutional Development, SOuth Africa.