|Gauteng MEC for Social Development|
30 May 2019 –1 November 2019
|Preceded by||Nandi Mayathula-Khoza|
|Succeeded by||Panyaza Lesufi (acting)|
|Member of the Gauteng Provincial Legislature|
6 May 2009 –1 November 2019
Thuliswa Winlove Nkabinde
4 January 1973
Transvaal, South Africa
|Died||1 November 2019 46) (aged|
Mulbarton Hospital, Alberton, Gauteng, South Africa
|Political party||African National Congress|
|Occupation||Member of the Provincial Legislature|
Thuliswa Winlove Nkabinde-Khawe (4 January 1973 – 1 November 2019) was a South African politician and a party member of the African National Congress (ANC). She was elected a Member of the Gauteng Provincial Legislature in May 2009 and was a long-serving member of the Social Development committee in the legislature, prior to her appointment as Gauteng MEC (Member of the Executive Council) for Social Development in May 2019.She was an MEC until her death just over five months later.
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Nkabinde-Khawe was born on 4 January 1973 in the now-dissolved Transvaal Province.She became involved in politics at a young age, joining ACTSTOP, a civic organisation, in the 1980s where she held multiple leadership positions. She was part of the formation of the South African National Civic Organisation (SANCO) and was a senior leader in the structure. She was SANCO's provincial secretary at the time of her death.
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Nkabinde-Khawe died on 1 November 2019 in the Mulbarton Hospital in Alberton, Gauteng.She died following a short illness. The Gauteng ANC said that her passing "will leave void in social development sector". The opposition Democratic Alliance also sent their condolences to the family. She is survived by her husband, Jacob Khawe, a senior ANC politician in the province, and their six children. Panyaza Lesufi was named her acting successor. Nkabinde-Khawe received a category 1 provincial funeral that was held on 8 November 2019. She was buried at the Meyerton Cemetery in Meyerton.
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| Gauteng MEC for Social Development |
30 May 2019 – 1 November 2019
Panyaza Lesufi (acting)