Durban - While she has always been a political activist, newly appointed KZN MEC for health, Nomagugu Simelane-Zulu says she never thought she would be in this position of power one day.
Simelane-Zulu, who came to power through the structures of the ANC youth league, was born and grew up in Dobsonville, Johannesburg and only came to KZN in 1996 to study at the then University of Natal.
As an ANC member of the KZN provincial legislature, she represented the Dumbe area where she had a constituency office and her husband, Mxolisi Zulu, is from the area.
She joined the youth league at the age of 16 and she was once a branch leader before becoming the provincial treasurer of the league in KZN between 2003 and 2010.
She says she feels honoured to be among the six women MECs packing Sihle Zikalala's new cabinet and says as women they should work hard in order to inspire more women.