Fikile Mbalula is the Minister of Transport in South Africa’s 6th democratic administration, appointed to this role by President Cyril Ramaphosa in May 2019. He has previously served as the Minister of Police and Minister of Sports and Recreation. Prior to this he served as Deputy Minister of Police. These are roles that he discharged with diligence.
Mr Mbalula is a member of the National Executive Committee (NEC) of South Africa’s governing party of the African National Congress and continues to serve as its Head of Elections. He has served on this leadership structure for many years before being re-elected in December 2017. He has distinguished himself as an astute political leader in the various roles he has played from student and youth politics to national leadership roles in the ANC. As a member of the ANC’s National Executive Committee, Mbalula assumed leadership responsibilities as Head of Mobilisation/Organising, walking on the footsteps of distinguished leaders like Wilton Mkwayi, who held this position before him. He also served as Head of Elections, leading the ANC’s campaign to a 6th term as a governing party of South Africa.
Mr Mbalula cut his teeth in politics at a tender age and served in many leadership roles which include a leadership role in COSAS in 1980. He w