Thuli Dladla

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Thulisile Dladla
Deputy Prime Minister
Assumed office
13 November 2023
MonarchMswati III
Prime MinisterRussell Mmiso Dlamini
Preceded byThemba Nhlanganiso Masuku
Personal details
Nationality Swazi
Political partyIndependent

Thulisile Dladla is a Liswati politician and diplomat who is currently the Deputy Prime Minister of the Kingdom of Eswatini.[1] She was the first woman appointed as the country's Minister of Foreign Affairs and was previously a senator. In February 2019, she visited Taiwan and met with President Tsai Ing-wen.[2][3][4]

She was succeeded as Minister of Foreign Affairs by Pholile Shakantu in November 2023.[5]


  1. ^ DEPUTY PRIME MINISTER'S OFFICE. Eswatini Government website, 4 December 2023
  2. ^ THULI DLADLA MAKES HISTORY. Times of Swaziland, 3 November 2018
  3. ^ President Tsai meets Thulisile Dladla, Eswatini Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation. Office of the President of the Republic of China, 26 February 2019
  4. ^ Congratulations to Eswatini’s new Prime Minister. Nhan Dan, 9 November 2018
  5. ^ "Minister Pholile Shakantu Profile". Retrieved 2024-02-10.