Ngoako Abel Ramatlhodi

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Political activist, Lawyer, head of the Regional Politico-Military Committee (RPMC) of the ANC in Zimbabwe, former Premier

First name: 
Ngoako Abel
Last name: 
Date of birth: 
21 August 1955
Location of birth: 
Tauyatswala village, near Polokwane, in Northern Transvaal (now Limpopo Province)

Ngoako Abel Ramatlhodi was born on 21 August 1955 at Tauyatswala small village near Polokwane, in Northern Transvaal (now Limpopo Province). Ramatlhodi's father was a mineworker while his mother a housewife. He was nicknamed “Montsho” and had five siblings, two sisters and three brothers. Ramatlhodi completed his secondary education at Tembisa High in Tembisa Township, Johannesburg. Upon completion of his matric, he decided to enrol for law studies at the University of the North (renamed University of Limpopo in 2003).

• Gastrow, S. (1995). Who\'s Who in South African politics, Vol.5, Ravan: Johannesburg.

Last updated : 11-Aug-2016

This article was produced for South African History Online on 17-Feb-2011