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Fikile April Mbalula

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


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ANC hits coalition conundrum

Fikile Mbalula the ANC election chief in the disastrous municipal poll and who is in line for another mayoral position denied the party had resorted to bribery to secure the mayor's post in eThekwini...


Mabuza stirs a hornets' nest

The put-down came from ANC election chief Fikile Mbalula who also serves as Transport Minister in President Cyril Ramaphosa's government...


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...


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