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About the MEC

MEC: Transport, Community Safety and Liaison

  • Bhekuyise Muntukayise Ntuli, known by his clan name Mphemba, was born in 1957 in Mtubatuba in the north of KwaZulu-Natal.
  • In 1980 he matriculated at Siyamukela High School in eMadadeni.

Among his tertiary qualifications he obtained:
* includes Primary Teachers Certificate from eMadadeni College;
* Associate in Management from UCT Graduate School of Business;
* Mediation and Arbitration from the United State of America, Certificate in Leadership from Wits University;
* Post–Diploma in Research, Strategic Diplomacy and Tran¬sitional Justice from University of Johannesburg.

  • Ntuli cut his political teeth working in the ANC under¬ground structures and is a liberation fighter. He was in¬volved in uMkhonto Wesizwe operations.
  • He was one of the volunteers and served as the shop steward of the National Union of Metal Workers of South Africa.
  • He was involved in the formation of ANC structures in the then Northern Natal region.
  • Mphemba accumulated a lot of respect as a peacemaker at the height of political violence between ANC and IFP in Northern Natal, mainly in what is now known as the Musa Dladla Region.
  • He served for more than 15 years as the Chairperson of the ANC in the Musa Dladla Region.
  • Mphemba has served for more than 20 years as a mem¬ber and leader of the ANC sub–committee on Peace and Stability.
  • Through his loyalty and dedication, Mphemba served for four years as a member of the National Assembly be¬tween 1999 – 2003.
  • For the past nine years, Mphemba served as the Chairper¬son of the KwaZulu-Natal Community Safety and Liaison Portfolio Committee.
  • He served on many committees, including the Transport Portfolio Committee.
  • Among some of his accolades, Mphemba served as a Member of Council and the Chairperson of the Council of the University of Zululand.
  • He has been involved in much community works; assisting community organizations and the youth.
  • Currently he is a Member of the ANC Provincial Executive Committee. He is also the MEC for Transport, Community Safety and Liaison.

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