Nathi Mthethwa Biography
Nathi Mthethwa born Emmanuel Nkosinathi Mthethwa on 23rd January 1967 in KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa, is a South African politician and the minister of Arts and Culture.
He previously served as Minister for Safety and Security, later known as Minister of Police, from 2008 to 2014 and as the Chief Whip for the African National Congress in the National Assembly.
Nathi Mthethwa Education Background – Nathi Mthethwa Academic Qualifications
He has a Diploma in Community Development from the University of KwaZulu Ntal. He also has a Mining and Engineering Certificate from the University of Johannesburg.He also has a Communications and Leadership Certificate from the Rhodes University.
Nathi Mthethwa Political Career
He is currently the Minister of Arts and Culture, a position he was appointed to in 2014. From 2009 to 2014 he served as the Minister of South African Police Service. In 2008 he was the Chief Whip of African National Congress. From 2004 to 2008 he was the Chairperson of Minerals and Energy Portfolio Committee.
He was a Member of National Organising team, African National Congress, from 2001 to 2002. From 1994 to 2004 he was the Secretary for Organisation, National Executive Committee, African National Congress Youth League. In 1990 he served as the Branch Secretary of African National Congress, Klaarwater, KwaZulu-Natal.
From 1990 to 1992 he was the Regional Secretary of Southern Natal African National Congress Youth League. He was the Secretary of South African Youth Congress, in the years between 1989 and 1990.
Nathi Mthethwa Parents
He was born in KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa to Nurse MaGumbi Mthethwa and Zanele Zondi-Mthethwa.
Nathi Mthethwa Father
He is the of Zanele Zondi-Mthethwa.
Nathi Mthethwa Wife – Nathi Mthethwa Wedding
Nathi Mthethwa said “I do” to businesswoman Philisiwe Buthelezi in a lavish French-inspired wedding on 16 February 2013 at Alle Bleue Wine Estate in Franschhoek, Western Cape. The two met during an ANC conference.
The couple chose the picturesque venue because of Buthelezi’s love for France since she left South Africa when she was 19 and grew up there.
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Buthelezi is a successful businesswoman. She is the chief executive officer of National Empowerment Fund, chairwoman of Group Five Limited and a non-executive director at Sanlam Limited.
Buthelezi is from Mahlabathini. Her parents moved to Pietermaritzburg where her father later died. She was one of eight children, the fourth girl in the family.
Nathi Mthethwa Contact Details
Email: [email protected]
Phone: 076 085 3086/012 441 3000
Fax: 012 440 4485/3614
Department of Arts and Culture Contact Information
Postal Address: Private Bag X 897 PRETORIA 0001
Physical Address: VWL Building, 202 Madiba Street, Pretoria
Telephone: +27 (12) 441 3000
Fax: +27 (12) 441 3699
Email: [email protected]
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MTHETHWA: I WAS BEING ACCOUNTABLE WITH CATO MANOR ‘DEATH SQUAD’ PROBE
Former Police Minister Nathi Mthethwa says he would have found himself in hot water had he not called for an investigation into the so-called Cato Manor death squad back in 2011.
JOHANNESBURG – Former Police Minister Nathi Mthethwa says he would have found himself in hot water had he not called for an investigation into the so-called Cato Manor death squad back in 2011.
Mthethwa, who is now Arts and Culture Minister, has admitted to having met with National Prosecuting Authority (NPA) officials at the time but says it was to merely receive feedback on the probe.
Former KwaZulu-Natal Hawks boss Johan Booysen claims that Mthethwa pressured authorities to have him arrested over the alleged police rogue unit.
Booysens and other senior police officials were nabbed and charged with murder attempted murder and racketeering over the story which was covered by the Sunday Times and turned out to be false.
Mthethwa maintains he was being accountable as a minister when he called for the investigation.
“This thing happened and later on will prove that had we folded our arms, we would have been in a situation where we would have been uncomfortable ourselves as the police, particularly myself.”
The minister was speaking on the Karima Brown Show on Tuesday night.