|Stage Name:||Fikile Mbalula|
|Real Name:||Fikile April Mbalula|
|Date Of Birth/Age:||8th April, 1971 (51 Years Old|
|Place of Birth:||Botshabelo, Free State|
|Marital Status:||Nozuko Mbalula (Wife)|
|Education:||BSc. In Economics|
Fikile April Mbalula popularly known as Fikile Mbalula is a South African Politician who is currently serving as the Minister of Transport. Mbalula has also previously served as the both Minister, and also deputy Minister of Police, and Minister of Sports And Recreation. He is a member of the National Executive Committee of the African National Congress, and a former leader of the African National Congress Youth League.
Fikile April Mbalula was born in Botshabelo, Free State on the 8th day of April, 1971. He celebrated his 50th birthday on the 8th of April, 2021.
Mbalula is ethnically a Mpondomise (or amaMpondomise, a South African Nguni ethnic group). Mbalula’s clan name is Jola.
Fikile Mbalula began his political career as a public secretary. He was first the vice president, and later the president of the Young Congress of Botshabelo (his hometown) in 1988. He later became secretary of the African National Congress Youth League in ’91. He has also held the following offices;
- Provincial Secretary of the ANC Youth League (’94).
- South African Youth Congress (’98).
- President of the International Union of the Socialist Youth.
- Deputy Minister of Police (2009).
- Minister of Sports and Recreation (2010).
- Minister of Police (following a cabinet reshuffle in the South African government in 2017). He was appointed by President Cyril Ramaphosa after the South African general elections.
- Minister of Transport (since 2019).
- Mbalula is an active member of the African National Congress (the ANC is the ruling political party in South Africa).
Education & Qualification Background
Fikile Mbalula completed both his Primary and Secondary school education in Free State. Although it isn’t clear the University he attended, Mbalula is very learned and has obtained a Bachelor’s Degree in Economics. He also obtained a Master’s Degree in Economics.
Fikile Mbalula received leadership training at the Careers Research and Information Centre. This is not popular among African leaders.
Following the announcement of the president in 2020, it was revealed that Fikile Mbalula and other South Ministers would earn a total of R2.47 million per annum. This is equated to be R258 833 per month. Ministers are among the highest paid people in the South African government.
Cars & House
Fikile Mbalula does not show off any photos of his House and cars. In July 2019, he leveled allegations of illegal cars importation against a group of 15 people. They were all arrested, and a warning was issued in the country. Reports revealed that the man behind the case was a foreigner named, Tunde Badmus.
Fikile Mbalula has been married for many years. His wife, Nozuko Mbalula is a South African royal princess. The couple is blessed with children. Mbalula has often joked about how hard it was to woo his wife.
Fikile Mbalula has been caught in the midst of scandals that have also involved his family. He was once accused (in 2017) of sponsoring an expensive family trip with South African government funds. It is reportedly still under investigation.
Fikile Mbalula and wife, Nozuko Mbalula are blessed with children. They have opted to keep their kids away from the public eye, and rarely share information about them.
Fikile Mbalula is known to be very active on social media where he boasts an impressive following. Mbalula constantly shares his thoughts (mostly controversial) on various national events and topics.
People wishing to connect with him can follow him @fikilembalula on Instagram and @mbalulafikile on Twitter. Also like his page on Facebook “Fikile Mbalula”.