Mr Vusumuzi Cyril Xaba

National Assembly

Formerly: KwaZulu-Natal Provincial Legislature

Vusumuzi Cyril Xaba

About Vusumuzi Cyril Xaba

Mr Xaba was born in KwaZulu-Natal in 1967. Mr Xaba was in the KwaZulu-Natal Legislature as a Member (1994-2009 and 2014-2019). He served in the KwaZulu-Natal Executive Council (2014-2016)as MEC for Agriculture and Rural Development. He previously served in the KwaZulu-Natal Legislature as a Member 1994-2009 & 2014-2019.

Mr Xaba studied law at the University of Natal in Durban and holds a Master of Laws (LLM) from the University of KwaZulu-Natal.

Mr Xaba has held leadership roles in organisations such as the Congress of South African Students (COSAS), Natal Students Congress, University of Natal Black Students Society, ANC Youth League, ANC Regional Executive Committee and ANC Provincial Executive Committee.

He currently serves as Chairperson of the Portfolio Committee on Defence and Military Veterans

2021 committee attendance as mp

96% attendance rate

Attended 26 meetings out of 27

2020 committee attendance as mp

96% attendance rate

Attended 48 meetings out of 50

2019 committee attendance as mp

96% attendance rate

Attended 22 meetings out of 23

Attendance Methodology

Recent meetings attended

All meetings attended

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Committee appearances

  • Draft Constitution Eighteenth Amendment Bill: deliberations 11 Jun 2021

    Mr C Xaba (ANC) stated that Dr Mulder had asked him a question which he had answered and he thought that there would be a follow-up by Dr Mulder on his response. He asked if Dr Mulder could generate a discussion on how far or how close they could get ...
  • Challenges with Supply Chain Management /Procurement in the SANDF 2 Jun 2021

    The Chairperson welcomed everyone, and asked if there were any apologies. The Department of Defence (DOD) responded that the chief logistics officer was unable to attend the meeting. This did not sit well with the Committee, because they were anticipating his presence and participation. The Committee voted on not receiving ...
  • AGSA on DoD status of records review; DoD on Operation Thusano 26 May 2021

    The Chairperson asked Mr Siphiwe Sokhela, CFO of the DOD, if he wanted to ask any questions of clarity or comments after the presentation.
  • Draft Constitution Eighteenth Amendment Bill: deliberations 21 May 2021

    Mr C Xaba (ANC) said they should not confuse the status of the meeting; the meeting was a continuation of the process they started in the previous meeting. When the Committee adjourned, they were already on Section 25(2) of the Constitution. He agreed with Dr Mulder that the legal opinion ...
  • Holistic review of Section 25 21 May 2021

    Mr C Xaba (ANC) said they should not confuse the status of the meeting; the meeting was a continuation of the process they started in the previous meeting. When the Committee adjourned, they were already on Section 25(2) of the Constitution. He agreed with Dr Mulder that the legal opinion ...

All Committee Appearances

Questions

  • Questions asked to the Minister of Defence and Military Veterans 17 Sep 2020

    (1)What are the benefits for the Republic’s participation in Operation Copper contained in the Memorandum of Understanding on Maritime Security Cooperation aimed at strengthening anti-piracy efforts that was signed by Mozambique, Tanzania and the Republic in 2012; (2) whether, given the nonparticipation of the other two countries in the operation ...

All Questions and Answers

Plenary appearances

  • THE RECENT INCIDENTS OF VIOLENCE AND CRIMINALITY IN THE COUNTRY, INCLUDING THOSE AFFECTING FOREIGN NATIONALS 10 Sep 2019

    Hon Deputy Speaker, hon Deputy President, hon Deputy Ministers, hon Ministers and hon members, let me thank the IFP for this debate. Let us take our memory back to our history as a nation, to remind ourselves of the context for crime and violence in South Africa, in order to ...

  • APPROPRIATION BILL 17 Jul 2019

    Hon Chairperson, hon Minister, hon Deputy Minister, hon Members of Parliament, my predecessor, Mr Motimela, Chief of the Defence Force, the Secretary of the Defence Force, guests in the gallery, the mission of the Department of Defence is to provide, manage, prepare and deploy defence capabilities commensurate with the needs ...

All Plenary Appearances