Fikile Mbalula Biography
Fikile Mbalula born Fikile April Mbalula on 8th April 1971 in Free State, South Africa is a South African politician and the cabinet Minister of Police.
Fikile Mbalula Career
In May 2009 he was appointed Deputy Minister of Police in the cabinet of Jacob Zuma and later became the Minister of Sport and Recreation after President Jacob Zuma changed his cabinet.
On 31 March 2017 after the president reshuffled the cabinet he was appointed as Minister of Police taking over from Nathi Nhleko after lobbying from the ANC Youth League. In the 2009 general elections he was the manager of the ANC election campaign, which was considered highly successful.
In December 2007 he was elected to the ANC NEC at the party’s Polokwane conference in 15th place.He subsequently retired as president of the ANC Youth League.
In August 2004 he was elected president of the ANC Youth League. Mbalula has been credited with installing South African President Thabo Mbeki in that position, and for later deposing him as head of the ANC. His support has also been described as key in gaining Zuma the ANC presidency in a hard-fought race with Mbeki.
Fikile Mbalula Age
He was born on 8 April 1947, Free State, South Africa. He is 47 years old as of 2018.
Fikile Mbalula Wife
He is married to Nozuko Mbalula.
Fikile Mbalula Education
He has a Masters Degree in Economics. He is also Trained in Leadership Skills.
Fikile Mbalula Political Positions
- Since 30th March 2017- Present: Minister of Police at National Executive (Executive).
- Since 21st May 2014: Member at National Assembly (Parliament)
- Member at African National Congress (ANC) (Party)
- 26th May 2014- 30th March 2017: Member-elect at National Assembly (Parliament)
- 22nd April 2014- 7th May 2014: 6th Candidate at African National Congress National Election List 2014 (Election List)
- 1st October 2010- 24th April 2014: Minister of Sport and Recreation at National Executive (Executive)
- 6th May 2009 – 6th May 2014: Member at National Assembly (Parliament)
- 2004 – 2008: President of the African National Congress Youth League (ANCYL)
- 1998 – 2004: Secretary-General of the African National Congress Youth League (ANCYL)
- 1989: Area Manager for the United Democratic Front.
- 1986 – 1987: President of the Botshabelo Youth Congress.
Fikile Mbalula Membership
- Member of the Organisation of Appropriate Social Services in South Africa
- Area Member of United Democratic Front.
- Coordinator of South African Medical and Dental Association
- Affliate Member of Socialist International
- Member of African National Congress National Executive Committee
Fikile Mbalula Contact Details
Address: Private Bag X463, PRETORIA, 0001/ 231 Pretorius Street, 756-7th floor Wachthuis
Tel: 082 443 3224/ 021 467 7010/ 012 393 2800
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Fikile Mbalula Net Worth
He has a net worth of $1000 .
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Fikile Mbalula Interview
‘I was not a good man‚’ says Mbalula
Former police minster Fikile Mbalula has opened up about his relationship with his wife Nozuko‚ even admitting that he was not always the perfect husband.
In an interview with Umhlobo Wenene FM‚ Mbalula went into detail about his marriage.
“I have not been a man who’s been well behaved – generally. I’m not a person who believes a wife’s place is at home. I wanted an independent wife‚ but that doesn’t mean‚ as the man of the household‚ I wanted to shrug off my responsibilities‚” Mbalula said.
“I loved that my wife was genuinely interested in me and she also had the agency to tell me when she wasn’t interested anymore. She could speak her mind and tell me when I was getting things wrong. When I observed those traits in her‚ I realised that she was someone who loved sincerely.
“I had never experienced this before and I appreciated it … because I was with somebody who is honest and can take me on.”
Mbalula then explained the difficulty of marrying a woman who has royal blood.
“The traditional wedding was difficult because Nozuko is a princess. It was quite a challenge … there are certain extraordinary things that need to be done when marrying someone from royalty‚ but it was nice because at the end I learnt a lot.”
He said when he found Nozuko she had lost both her parents‚ but he could not tell because Nozuko’s family really took care of her.
Then Mbalula opened up about the kind of man he is.
“I am the partner who’s troublesome. My wife has never created problems‚ not once. My wife works hard. We faced challenges together. I don’t see life’s challenges ever separating us‚” he said.
He also spoke about a time while he was police minister when he wanted to quit because of the pressures of the job.
“When I was the police minister I dealt with difficult things. As I was waking up one day‚ I thought to myself‚ ‘Let me just give up on being police minister‚ there are too many ill-behaved people‚ and there’s too much backstabbing.’ But I’m a strong character‚ and you know I’m a fighter. Nozuko said to me‚ ‘[When you accepted the position] did you think you were going to your family home? You need to stand up for yourself. Where exactly did you think you were going? Hhayi bo‚ you shouldn’t have bothered President Zuma like this. You should have just told him you were defeated.’
“And that made me think hard: I was honest‚ and asked myself‚ why did I really accept that position? I put up a fight and worked very hard for my people.”
The interview was live on Umhlobo Wenene on Sunday.
Fikile Mbalula News
South Africa is a ‘banana republic’‚ says Mbalula
Updated On: 13th September 2018
ANC elections head Fikile Mbalula said on Thursday that South Africa was a “banana republic” because it allowed foreign nationals with no legal papers to run businesses.
Mbalula was addressing people of Soweto at the Orlando Community Hall where he was giving the governing party’s feedback following the violent protests and looting of foreign-owned spaza shops in White City a few weeks ago.
He said government needed to regulate foreign nationals who owned spaza shops for the sustainability of businesses owned by locals.
As things stand‚ opined Mbalula‚ the country was a “banana republic to foreign nationals”‚ whom he accused of coming into the country as political refugees only to start trading illegally.
Worse still‚ he added‚ foreign nationals who owned spaza shops were “not paying tax because they keep their money under the mattress”.
“Even in the fallen Zimbabwe you cannot find people doing as they please. But in South Africa they [foreign business owners] even take our jobs. Do you know why? Because South Africa is a banana republic.
“They do not employ locals because you refuse to be exploited by working six to six but our African brothers take those jobs and succumb to exploitation and get paid peanuts. This country to them is a banana republic because they do not want to pay‚” said Mbalula.
The former police minister said foreign nationals were welcome to do business in South Africa – “but they must come legally”.
According to Mbalula‚ many foreign nationals were in the country illegally. And he said he knew this as fact because he used to catch them when he was police minister.
“I did not read this in newspapers but I know it because I was police minister and we did raids. When I asked for papers none were forthcoming. And there’s many of them here in South Africa‚” he said.