Thulani Dlomo is a South African public figure, he is mainly recognised as a former State Security Agency Deputy Director General and South Africa’s ambassador to Japan during President Jacob Zuma’s tenure in office.

Dlomo is known to be a loyal Jacob Zuma supporter. During his term as South Africa’s spy he was accused of forming a private militia to protect the then president.

In July 2021 reports emerged that he is was one of the Masterminds of the pro-Zuma protests which led to the destruction of property in the country. Dlomo was born on 1 July, 1979 in KwaZuluNatal.

He wore a traditional Zulu attire at the South African embassy in Tokyo, Japan. He attended the University of South Africa where he attained a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Biblical Studies and International Politics.


He also did his Honours in Political Science and Governance at the University of South Africa. He was one of the ANC members who were forced into exile.

In 2014 he became the Deputy Director General of SSA and in 2017 he was appointed as an ambassador to Japan by Zuma. His role as ambassador ended in 2019 when President Cyril Ramaphosa came into power.

He was fired at the SSA for failing to attend to his work and after being accused of using intelligence to engage in dirty politics.