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Honorary Patron - Africa

Deputy Prime Minister Themba Masuku

Deputy Prime Minister Themba Masuku

Honorable Deputy Prime Minister Themba Masuku, serves as the Deputy Prime Minister of the Kingdom of Eswatini, as appointed by King Mswati III. He currently is appointed as World Orphans Day Honorary Patron for Africa. He will serve two years in building World Orphans Day Initiatives in Africa.

Themba N. Masuku was the regional administrator for the Shiselweni district of Eswatini. He was the Deputy Prime Minister of Eswatini. From 2008 until 2013. Masuku received his Master of Science degree from the University of Missouri. In the 1990s, he filled various posts in the government of Eswatini, including Minister for Agriculture and Cooperatives, Minister for Economic Planning and Development, and the Minister for Finance. He then worked with the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations, as director of the liaison offices in Geneva and later New York.

Eswatini World Orphans Day Committee

Dlamini Hlobisile

Dlamini Hlobisile, Undersecretary to the Deputy Prime Minister
of Eswatini

She serves the Deputy Prime Minister as an organizational and administrative management professional, supervising and evaluating assigned staff as well as maintaining cooperative and effective working relations with individuals at all levels of the departments under the Deputy Prime Minister’s auspices.

Her Excellency Njabuliso B. Gwebu

Her Excellency Njabuliso B. Gwebu presented her credentials to U.S. President Donald Trump on November 24, 2017, in the Oval Office of the White House. Ambassador Gwebu represents the Kingdom of Eswatini in the United States of America. The USA and Eswatini have maintained diplomatic relations since Eswatini’s independence from the United Kingdom in 1968.