Paul Mashatile Biography: Age, Wife, Family, Previous Offices, Cars, House, Parents, Nationality & Net Worth

Basic Information

Stage Name: Paul Mashatile
Real Name: Paul Shipokosa Mashatile
Occupation: Politician
Date Of Birth/Age: 21 October 1961 (61 Years Old
Place of Birth: Gerhardsville, Pretoria, Gauteng, South Africa
Gender: Male
Nationality: South African
Marital Status: Manzi Ellen Mashatile (dead 2020)
Education: Alexandra High School

University of London


Paul Shipokosa Mashatile, popularly called Paul Mashatile, is a South African politician. He is currently the Treasurer General and acting Secretary General of the governing African National Congress (ANC). Between 2008 and 2009, Paul served briefly as the premier of the Gauteng Province. He also held several ministerial portfolios in the Gauteng Province between 1996 and 2008, and 2014 and 2018.

He was formerly an anti-apartheid activist on the United Democratic Front. Mashatile was a member of President Jacob Zuma’s first cabinet, during which he served as the Minister of Arts and Culture (2010 – 2014). Between 2007 and 2017, he was the ANC provincial chairperson. Paul has remained influential in the Gauteng Province.


Paul Mashatile was born in Gerhardsville, Pretoria, Gauteng, South Africa, on the 21st of October in 1961. He celebrated his 60th birthday in October 2021.


Paul Mashatile was happily married to Manzi Ellen Mashatile. Manzi suffered a long illness before passing on a Sunday afternoon in July 2020. She passed shortly after his mother, Mirriam Nomvula, also died. A statement shared by the family spokesperson, Keith Khoza, read, “This is a double tragedy for the Mashatile family who buried the Treasurer General’s mother a week ago.  The organization is found wanting of appropriate words to express its words of comfort. We call on the public to give the family privacy during these difficult times.” Paul launched the Manzi Mashatile Foundation in her memory to promote educational programs.


Paul Mashatile and his late wife, Manzi Ellen Mashatile, were blessed with four beautiful children, two sons, and two daughters. He has successfully kept details about his family away from the public.

picture: African News Agency (ANA)

Previous Offices

Mashatile was elected to the Gauteng provincial legislature in South Africa’s democratic elections in 1994. He became the leader of the house.

Two years later, he served in the provincial cabinet for thirteen years (as MEC for Transport and Public Works and then for Safety and Security). Mashatile occupied high-profile portfolios as MEC for Human Settlements (1999–2004) and for Finance and Economic Affairs (2004–2008) under Premier Mbhazina Shilowa. He was elected deputy Provincial chairperson of the Gauteng ANC in 1998. He was elected to the party’s chairmanship in November 2007.

Mashatile served for less than a year as Gauteng’s premier in 2008. He was appointed deputy Minister of Arts and Culture under Jacob Zuma. He was re-elected as ANC provincial chairperson in May 2010. He was promoted to Minister of Arts and Culture by President Zuma in October 2010. He was re-elected as ANC Gauteng chairperson in October 2014. He became ANC Treasurer General in 2018. Mashatile was appointed acting ANC Secretary-General in January 2022.


Paul Mashatile does not share photos of his cars on social media. He keeps things like that private.


Through the years, Mzansi has deduced that Paul Mashatile is a very private person. He has kept details of his home away from the public eye.


Paul’s mother was named Mirriam Nomvula Mashatile. She was believed to be his biggest cheerleader. Mirriam reportedly died peacefully in her sleep in June 2020. She was 82. ANC National Spokesperson Pule Mabe said, “Umama Mashatile has been a source of encouragement and strength to the treasurer-general throughout his life as an activist. In him, she leaves a legacy of continued persistence to fight for what is just and for the benefit of our people.”


Paul Mashatile is South African. He was born and raised in Gerhardsville, Pretoria, Gauteng, South Africa.

Net Worth

The exact estimate of Paul Mashatile’s net worth is unknown to the general public. This is because neither he nor anyone on his team has ever revealed it. However, Paul’s successful political career proves he is worth a lot of money.

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