Xiaomei Havard Biography – Xiaomei Havard Wiki
Xiaomei Havard is a Chinese-born South African businesswoman and politician. She has been a Member of the National Assembly of South Africa for the African National Congress (ANC) since January 2021. She joined the ANC in 2004.
She is co-president of the South Africa-China Famous Female Business Council and the Africa Trade & Art Forum (ATAF), according to her Linkedin profile. She is also the Honorable President of the Africa Federation of Chinese Women in Commerce & Industry, according to her Twitter profile. She has also served on several Chinese business forums and Brics (Brazil, Russia, India, China and SA) forums.
Originally from Henan province in Central China, Havard moved to South Africa to study. She holds a PhD in Computer Science from the University of Johannesburg and a Master’s degree in Electrical Engineering from a Chinese university.
ANC MP Xiaomei Havard Spy
On Wednesday, 01 September 2021, News24 reported that “a leaked intelligence report has concluded there is a “high likelihood” that ANC MP Xiaomei Havard could be sharing classified information about South Africa with the Chinese Communist Party (CCP).” According to the intelligence report seen by News24, the SSA’s counterintelligence unit has expressed concerns about Harvard’s links to China and its impact on national security.
The Deputy Minister responsible for State Security in the Presidency released a statement distancing the agency from the allegations levelled against ANC MP Xiaomei Havard. Deputy Minister Zizi Kodwa said: “The agency has taken note and serious exception to the News24 exclusive article purporting that they are in possession of an SSA report alleging “a finding of high likelihood of ANC MP Ms Xiaomei Havard to be spying for China”, the agency disassociates itself from this malicious falsehood perpetuated through the media platform to advance the ulterior motives of discrediting and undermining the integrity of the Agency”.
He said that the Agency is aware of the escalating information peddling by both unscrupulous members and external subversive forces who are deliberately and intensely peddling false information through disinformation and misinformation in order to harm the integrity of the Agency.
“The Agency is governed by the Intelligence Services Act 65 of 2002 as amended and the National Strategic Intelligence Act 39 of 1994 as amended. These legal instruments have been designed not only to spell out the mandates of Intelligence, but also to preserve and protect its integrity and that of the citizens” he added.
“We therefore condemn with the contempt it deserves the attack on the integrity of Ms. Havard and the malicious portrayal of the Chinese government as hostile to South Africa’s national security.
Ms Havard, like any other South African, is entitled to the rights contained in our Bill of Rights as enshrined in the Constitution” said the Deputy Minister.
He ended by confirming that South Africa continues to enjoy fraternal relations with China that have been built through solidarity, trust and human dignity over years of difficulty facing South Africa and the continent.
Xiaomei Havard Age
Xiaomei Havard’s age is unclear. She is originally from Henan province in Central China.
Xiaomei Havard Husband
Who is Dr. Xiaomei Havard married to? She is married to a South African. Dr. Xiaomei Havard’s husband’s name is unclear.
Xiaomei Havard Family
Little is known about Xiaomei Havard’s family.
Xiaomei Havard Nationality
Xiaomei Havard is of South African nationality.