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Phumelele Stone Sizani (born 2 March 1954) is a South African politician who was, until his resignation on 2 March 2016, a Member of the National Assembly of South Africa and the African National Congress Chief Whip.[1] It has been reported that upon leaving Parliament his next post will be South African Ambassador to Germany.[2]

Stone Sizani
Member of the National Assembly
In office
22 April 2009 – 2 March 2016
African National Congress Chief Whip
In office
2013 – 2 March 2016
Preceded by Mathole Motshekga
Succeeded by Jackson Mthembu
Personal details
Born (1954-03-02) 2 March 1954 (age 64)
Nationality South African
Political party African National Congress
Alma mater University of East Anglia

Early lifeEdit

At the age of 24 he was arrested and sent to Robben Island as a political prisoner, where he remained incarcerated from 1978-1980.[3] He graduated with an MA in Development Studies from the University of East Anglia in 1995, where he was a Chevening Scholar.[4]


  1. ^ "Phumelele Sizani". African National Congress. Archived from the original on 7 January 2014. Retrieved 13 January 2014. 
  2. ^ "ANC chief whip to become SA ambassador to Germany". The Times (South Africa). Retrieved 12 March 2016. 
  3. ^ Lund, Troye (5 December 2013). "Can Stone Sizani restore discipline within the ANC?". Retrieved 2 February 2014. 
  4. ^ "Directory of Chevening Alumni". Chevening UK Government Scholarships. 24 August 2014.