Fikile Mbalula (born 8 April 1971) is a South African politician. He is the incumbent Minister of Transport and has served as both the Minister and Deputy Minister of police.
He was also the Minister of Sports and Recreation and is a member of the NEC of the ANC. Mbalula led the African National Congress Youth League and in May 2019, he became the Minister of Transport.
As a politician, he belongs to the party African National Congress (ANC) National Executive Committee since 2009. On May 6, the same year, 2009, he became a member of Parliament.
|Name||Fikile April Mbalula|
|Age||50 years old|
|Date of birth||8 April 1971|
|Place of birth||Botshabelo, Free State|
|Position||Minister of Transport|
Mr. Fikile is trained in Leadership skills by the Careers Research and Information Centre. He was also trained as a Councillor by the Organization for Appropriate Social Services in South Africa in psychotherapy.
The current minister of Transport is happily married to Nozuko. He opened up about his relationship with his wife admitting that he was not always the perfect husband.
His wife has royal blood and is a princess, the minister explained the difficulty of marrying a woman with royal blood.
For a year (1986-1987), he was the President of the Botshabelo Youth Congress. He was the Publicity Secretary for the Botshabelo Youth Congress in 1987. The same year, he became the vice-President of Botshabelo Student Congress.
In 1989, Fikile became an Area member of the United Democratic Front. Two years later, in 1990, he climbed to the position of Secretary of the ANC Provisional Youth Committee.
For three years (1991-1994) he occupied the position of the Regional Secretary of the ANCYL. He also served as the provincial Secretary of ANCYL for two years (1994-1996). Fikile was the Secretary of the ANCYL Political Education for two years (1996-1998).
In 1998, he served as a member of the Local Branch Executive Committee of the South African Youth Congress (Sayco).
He occupied the position of Affiliate member of Socialist International and member Organisation of Appropriate Social Services in South Africa.
In 2004, he became the President of the International Union of Socialist Youth. He was also a Co-Ordinator of the SA Medical and Dental Association.
Mr. Fikile occupied the position of the Secretary-General of the ANCYL for 6 years (1998-2004). He was also the President of the ANCYL for four years (2004-2008).
For a year, (2009-2010), he was the Deputy Minister of Police and served as the Minister of Sport and Recreation for 4 years (2010-2014).
Later in May 2014, he became the Minister of Sport and Recreation of the Republic of South Africa and served under the position until March 2017.