Dr. Bandile Masuku (born at Chris Hani Baragwanath Hospital in Soweto) is the new Gauteng MEC for Health. He has a slow and thoughtful voice.
He became the Gauteng’s new head of health on the 28th of May 2019. Premier David Makhura described his department as on its knees.
- Name: Bandile Masuku
- Title: Dr.
- Age: 43 years old
- Nationality: South African
- Place of birth: Soweto
- Position: MEC for Health
- Spouse: Loyiso
- Children: three (3)
His place of birth is at Chris Hani Baragwanath Hospital in Soweto, about 43 years ago. Bandile was brought up under the care of a family of health workers in Soweto.
He is one of three siblings and has one elder sister and a junior sister. Two (2) of his aunts including his grandmother (paternal) were nurses.
He claims that his grandmother was among the first nurses in Soweto and was in class with Nelson Mandela.
He attended Sekano-Ntoane Secondary School. Bandile had his first experience in politics at the Congress of South African Students (Cosas).
He was then detained and this led to the disturbance of his matriculation preparations in 1991.
Bandile did not want to jeopardize his career, he had to repeat the year then matriculated again in 1992.
Bandile enrolled for a BSc at Sefako Makgatho Health Sciences University in Pretoria in 1994. The university was then known as the Medical University of South Africa (Medunsa).
In 1998, he also enrolled for a degree in medicine and finished in 2004.
In 1999, he repeated yet again, that was the year Bandile served as president of the university’s Student Representative Council (SRC).
Bandile is a father of three (3) sons, he had the youngest child in the week of his inauguration.
Bandile is married to Loyiso for four (4) years. She is a local ANC Councillor and lives with her husband and family in Alberton.
- Dr. Bandile Masuku, MEC for Health.
- Tel: 011 355 3000.
- Address: 45 Commissioner Street, Marshalltown, Johannesburg, Gauteng, 2001, South Africa.
Bandile joined the national executive committee of the South African Students Congress (SASCO) in 2002.
Later in 2013, he climbed the ladder to the national spokesperson for the ANC Youth League.
He speaks like a well-experienced doctor as his words confirm that. Bandile has worked as a doctor in several hospitals around Gauteng.
Some of the hospitals where he practiced as a doctor include; Charlotte Maxeke Academic Hospital.
Chris Hani Baragwanath Hospital and Pholosong Hospital are also hospitals where he practiced.
He specialized in obstetrics and gynecology. He served as the head of the obstetrics and gynecology unit at Thelle Mohoerane Regional Hospital, Vosloorus. This was before he was appointed to his new position.