Sheila Senkubuge Biography, age, profile, nationality & education

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Sheila Senkubuge (born in 1984 in former Transkei) is a South African politician.

She served to occupy the position of MMC for Roads and Transport for Tshwane City within the Tshwane Council. 

She was into politics within the Tshwane Council and sat as the MMC seat for Roads and Transport. 

In 2016, her career in politics began, and has encountered challenges that have in a way pushed her into the limelight. 


Sheila Senkubuge nationality
Sheila is a South African citizen.
NameSheila Senkubuge
Age36 years old
Year of birth1984
Place of birthFormer Transkei
NationalitySouth African
EducationUniversity of Pretoria


Sheila Senkubuge profile
Sheila Senkubuge resigns but criminal charges against her linger. Image: Jacaranda FM.

Her year of birth is 1984 though her day and month of birth are out of the public eye.

Dr. Aaron Motsoaledi, Minister of Home Affairs says she was born in former Transkei. Her parents had her in Transkei after their migration 1983. Sheila Senkubuge is 36 years old.


She had her academic pursuit in South Africa. She studied at the University of Pretoria.


Sheila Senkubuge biography
Tshwane’s Sheila Senkubuge resigns as MMC. Image: EWN.

In 206, she started a career pursuit in politics after she ran for the post of MMC for Roads and Transport.

She ran her post for the Tshwane Council in Tshwane City. Her political career went smoothly until it encountered bumps.

The female politician was faced with scandalous challenges. Several works of hers were related to repairing sinkholes in Tshwane City. This posted ‘a safety risk’ to the residents of the City.

In the 2017/2018 financial year, Sheila said that R27.5m was received as an allocation for repairing five (5) sinkholes in different parts of the city.


Her nationality has been a topic on its own, claims have it that she wasn’t a naturalized South African.

Democratic Alliance(DA) made these allegations and claimed that she is a migrant after moving from Uganda in 2011. But she got naturalized in the year 2018.

Dr. Aaron Motsoaledi, Home Affairs Minister, put the claims to rest after he said that her place of birth is in the country, as per her case file. 

Her origin could be traced to Uganda, Sheila Senkubuge is a South African citizen by naturalization.

The Independent Electoral Commission had made a verification through her documents on the status of her citizenship.


Sheila has taken home several awards including receiving two (2) awards in two (2) years.

In August 2019, she received the Most Influential Woman in the local government award at the African Pan Awards.

Three (3) months later, she took home an award from the Women in Transport Awards.

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