At home with Baleka Mbete

By Drum Digital
23 January 2015

After a tumultuous 2014 as Speaker of the National Assembly, Baleka Mbete is cool, calm, and ready for the new year.

Very few career-driven people enjoy the luxury of spending much time at home. Most ANC politicians have been absent during this holiday period in particular, as they gathered for the party’s 103rd birthday celebrations in Cape Town.

And so we are delighted to catch up with the very busy Speaker of the National Assembly at her Northcliff home, where she is spending her first weekend in a month.

Baleka Mbete is relaxing with family members in her four-bedroom, double-storey house in this leafy western Johannesburg suburb.

The 68-year old grandmother tells DRUM that she loves her home and that she’d like to buy it from her landlord one day.

Read more about Baleka Mbete and see exclusive pictures of her home in this week's copy of DRUM, 29 January 2015 issue. On shelves now! 

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