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NAME: Phindile Gladys maShabalala Strydom

PERSONAL: She was born at Bergville Bethany area.


  • She matriculated at Emthezi high school in 1982. She furthered her studies at Appelsbosch college of Education and qualified as Junior Primary educator (1984- 1986)
  • She further studied at Unisa and obtained an Advance certificate in Education (ACE) 2005.
  • She further studied at Unisa and obtained a Bachelor of Education (Honours)


  • She is the longest serving councilor of Imbabazane municipality since its inception of the year 2000.
  • She served as a ward councilor 12 of the ANC in 2000- 2006.
  • She served as an Exco member in different committees.


  • Presently she is the Deputy Regional Secretary of the ANC Women league Ukhahlamba Region 2011 to date.
  • She has served as Sub- Regional Deputy (2008-2010) Chairperson and in many branch structures both mother body and women league


  • She taught at the mainstream schools for about 4 years (1986- 1989)
  • She therefore taught at a special school Kwazamokuhle special school, physically impaired learners.
  • She started as a Post level 1 educator and ended up in Post level 3.
  • She left education in June 2011 and became a politician.