|Intro||South African politician|
|A.K.A.||Patronella Lekker, Patronella Zingisa Lekker|
|Politics||African National Congress|
Patronella Zingisa “Pat” Lekker is a South Africa politician. A member of the African National Congress, she is currently serving as the Chief Whip of the Official Opposition and a Member of the Western Cape Provincial Parliament.
Life and career
Born in Cape Town, Lekker still currently resides in Cape Town. She graduated from Sizamile Secondary. She is well-known in the ANC’s Dullah Omar region.
Lekker was elected to the Western Cape Provincial Parliament in 2014 and took office as a Member on 21 May 2014. She represents the Philippi township of the City of Cape Town metropolitan municipality in the provincial parliament.
For the Fifth Provincial Parliament, she served as a Member of the Standing Committee on Community Safety. She was also an Alternate Member of the Standing Committees on Community Development and Transport and Public Works.
Lekker has been mentioned as a possible African National Congress premier candidate and party provincial chairperson contender. For the 2019 elections, she was first on the party’s provincial parliament list.
On 22 May 2019, Lekker was named Chief Whip of the Official Opposition.