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Fikile April Mbalula

Date of Birth: 8 April 1971
Place of Birth: Botshabelo, Free State


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In virus veritas

Then Transport Minister Fikile Mbalula changed the rules and permitted taxis to travel 70% full...


Cyril’s lockdown limits

Other key figures in the coalition included: Safety and Security Minister Bheki Cele who did little to contain overzealous security forces before the court ruling; Trade and Industry Minister Ebrahim Patel who conceived the puzzling regulations about what clothing people should be allowed to buy; Transport Minister Fikile Mbalula who first gave in to the powerful taxi lobby and then took a hard line to arrest street traders; Minister of Social Development Lindiwe Zulu who had to be restrained by a pending court order from intervening in food distribution; and Tourism Minister Nkhensani Kubayi-Ngubane who refused to pay money from a R200 million (US$11m) fund earmarked for struggling tour operators unless they could prove they were complying with Black Economic Empowerment (BEE) requirements...


The lockdown finds pushback

A video clip went viral showing Transport Minister Fikile Mbalula imperiously demanding that police 'Arrest and impound impound and arrest' a street trader lacking a permit...


Heroes and villains in the pandemic

While ministers Bheki Cele and Fikile Mbalula have been prominent on policing and transport respectively there's been concern that they often 'confuse and clutter' messages say ANC insiders...


Long shadow of corruption over new order

New cropInsiders say that major changes are due at ANC headquarters as the likes of Senzo Mchunu narrowly beaten to the post of Secretary-General by Magashule in the 2017 election Kodwa and ANC election chief Fikile Mbalula a former Zuma loyalist turned Ramaphosa fan leave for government positions...

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The real post-election fight

Confidence in campaign manager Fikile Mbalula a former sports minister and former ANC Youth League leader is low in important sections of the party...


The tail that wags the dog

The ANC's electoral war chest is ready and the party has appointed former Police Minister Fikile Mbalula to run the campaign...


Not yet Team Ramaphosa

Those fired include Fikile Mbalula (Police) Mosebenzi Zwane (Mineral Resources) Des van Rooyen (Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs) Lynne Brown (Public Enterprises) Faith Muthambi (Public Service and Administration) David Mahlobo (Energy) and Bongani Bongo (State Security)...


Pushing Zuma to the exit

Fikile Mbalula current police minister and Dlamini-Zuma supporter would get the Sports portfolio; Bheki Cele the former national police commissioner and Ramaphosa backer is punted to get the Police Ministry; Thoko Didiza whom Zuma tried to install as Tshwane Mayor is proposed as Public Works Minister...


The race gets uglier

Mantashe who has been in the job for more than a decade thwarted attempts to suspend him at last weekend's chaotic meeting of the National Executive Committee (NEC) but the appointment of maverick Police Minister Fikile Mbalula to head the task group along with the inclusion of the Zuma-loyalist former Security Minister David Mahlobo is not seen by Mantashe's supporters as a good omen...


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