Murunwa Makwarela Biography: Age, Political Party, Nationality, Education, Birth Place, Wife & Children

Basic Information

Stage Name: Murunwa Makwarela
Real Name: Murunwa Makwarela
Occupation: South African Politician
Date Of Birth/Age: 1972
Place of Birth: Cullinan, Pretoria,  South Africa
Gender: Male
Nationality: South African
Marital Status: Married
Education: University of Venda (BSc) University of Natal (BScHons, MSc) University of the Witwatersrand (PhD)

Murunwa Makwarela Biography

Murunwa Makwarela is a South African politician, member of the Congress of the People (COPE) and current mayor of the city of Tshwane.

A man of many parts – academic, genetic engineer, businessman and politician – Murunwa Makwarela has only just been elected mayor of Tshwane, beating Cilliers Brink, a councillor of the democratic alliance. Before his election, he had obtained a PhD from the University of the Witwatersrand and served as the chief executive officer of Tahal South Africa Pty.

However, it is for his role as the mayor of the city of Tshwane that he is better known. His mantra is to serve his people to the best of his ability.


The day and month of Murunwa Makwarela’s birth are unknown, but his Wikipedia page gives the year of his birth as 1972, which means he should be between 50 and 51 years at the time of writing – depending on the month of his birth.

Political Party

The current mayor of the city of Tshwane is a member of a political party called Congress of the People which is abbreviated COPE. COPE is one of the recent manifestations in South African politics. as it only came into existence in 2008. It was founded by Mbhazima Shilowa, Mluleki George, and Mosiuoa Lekota, who happens to be former top members of the ruling African National Congress (ANC).

They were displeased with the direction the ANC was heading and decided to break out to form a party of their own. They have been making inroads into the country’s political space ever since.


Some people who are not conversant with Murunwa Makwarela have often wondered what country he is from. Some even noted that he must be Congolese given the name he bears. Well, he is not exactly Congolese. He is a South African born right here in the Rainbow Nation – a “proper” Mzansi man.


The importance of education cannot be overemphasized, which is why most people spare to expenses just to be well-educated. It so happens that Murunwa Makwarela is one of the most educated South African politicians out there. He obtained bachelor’s and master’s degrees from the University of Natal and a PhD from the University of the Witwatersrand, making him one of the few South African politicians with a doctorate.

Birth Place

Does the location of one’s birth matter? Some would say yes, and some would say no. But as we have seen again and again, being born into a small town does not mean one would be small in life or remain small. examples abound, everywhere. And Murunwa Makwarela happens to be one such example. He was born in the small town of Cullinan in the Gauteng province of South Africa. But he has since emerged as a key political figure in the country.

Wife & Children

It has been said that he who finds a wife finds a good thing and that children are a blessing to those who have them. Mayor Murunwa Makwarela reportedly has both. The only issue here is that it is unclear exactly who they are. Yes, it is unclear who his wife and children are. Given how he has managed to hide them from the public, he easily falls into the category of South African politicians who would rather keep their family life from the prying eyes of the public.

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