Jessie Duarte Bio, Husband, Age, Qualifications, Net Worth, Daughter, News, Brothers, Wikipedia, ANC

Jessie Duarte Biography: Husband, Age, Qualifications, Net Worth, Daughter, News, Brothers, Wikipedia, ANC, Cause Of Death

July 17, 2022 0 Posted By Princess Tshegofatso


Jessie Duarte was a respected South African politician born in Coronationville, Gauteng, South Africa, on the 19th of September 1953.

As an essential part of her career life, Duarte served as a special assistant to Nelson Mandela and a member of the provincial cabinet (MEC) for Gauteng.

She equally served as ambassador to Mozambique and as a spokesperson for the ANC. 

She was a famous activist respected by many due to the roles that cannot be ruled out, and she is as well a politician and the current deputy secretary-general of the African National Congress (ANC).

Jessie Duarte
Jessie Duarte: History, Bio, Photo
Wiki Facts & About Data
Full Name: Jessie Yasmin Duarte
Stage Name: Jessie Duarte
Born: September 19, 1953 (age 68 years old)
Place of Birth: Coronationville, Gauteng, South Africa
Nationality: South African
Parents: N/A
Children: 2
Height: N/A
Siblings: Achmat Dangor
Boyfriend • Husband: John Duarte (m. ?-2022)
Occupation: Politician
Net Worth: $500,000

Early Life

Jessie Duarte grew up with her parents in Gauteng, where she started her education before she continued to secondary school.

She has insisted on making her early childhood and family background information secret and inaccessible.

Jessie Duarte was born on September 19th in 1953.


Jessie Duarte attended and graduated from Coronationville Secondary School in Johannesburg, after which she started her professional career as a Management Accountant.


Jessie Duarte was recruited by Albertina Sisulu in 1979 to take up an excellent task which was to set up women’s structures in the whole of South Africa.

In 1981 which was exactly 2 years after the offer, she served in the Federation of Transvaal Women (FEDTRAW) as the secretary.

In 1988, Jessie Duarte was forced to face a challenging part of her adventure to success as she was arrested and detained without trial. Her whole activities were placed under strict supervision and restriction until the end of the declared State of Emergency.

At that period, she worked hand in hand with Reverend Beyers Naudé to set up a scholarship fund to educate anti-apartheid activists to become an adequate corps of public servants.

In 1990, she got elected to the Gauteng Provincial Executive Council. She equally got nominated appointed to serve the position of MEC for Safety and Security.

Her political activities have been of a high level due to her long years of presence in politics, which has allowed her to serve and function in several positions, including serving as a special assistant to Nelson Mandela and being a member of the provincial cabinet (MEC) for Gauteng.

She served as ambassador to Mozambique and as a spokesperson for the ANC before assuming her current post as Deputy Secretary-General of the ANC in 2021.

In 2014, Jessie Duarte‘s position caused an uproar as she publicly compared Israel’s alleged actions in the Gaza Strip and the West Bank to that of Nazi Germany. This made the Jewish groups within South Africa react to her declaration.

Social Media

Jessie Duarte does not have any social media account directly operated by her. This could be due to her age and partly her less interest and recognition of social media benefits.

Personal Life

Jessie Duarte got married to John Duarte, and they had a smooth wedding blessed with two children before they could not get on again. After their inability to solve their differences, they divorced in 2001.

Jessie Duarte has a sister called Achmat Dangor. Unfortunately, nothing was known about Achmat apart from being a sister to Duarte.

Cause Of Death

ANC representative secretary general and veteran enemy of politically-sanctioned racial segregation dissident Yasmin “Jessie” Duarte kicked the bucket in the early long periods of Sunday morning (17 July 2022) after an extensive fight with malignant growth.

Jessie Duarte (68), who had been a political lobbyist since her teen years, had been driven away from her party work late last November because of the seriousness of her disease and had been on clinical leave.

She was a deep-rooted political lobbyist and a previous legislator and representative who had ascended to the highest point of the overseeing party’s authority in 2012.

Family representative Zane Dangor affirmed Jessie Duarte‘s passing right off the bat Sunday, saying that she had battled boldly against the sickness, which is cancer, to which she had at last capitulated.

She was buried on Sunday evening.

Net Worth

Jessie Duarte, over the years, has been serving in different capacities politically, which has consequently made her financially buoyant and famous in South Africa.

She has an estimated net worth of $500,000 which she has earned legally and nobly.

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