Mr Mzwandile Masina is a South African politician and a member of the African National Congress (ANC). He is the current Mayor of the City of Ekurhuleni Metropolitan Municipality as well as ANC’s Ekurhuleni chairperson.
Mr Masina has been in politics since age 14 when he joined the ANC Youth League and even trained as an Umkhonto we Sizwe soldier for Katlehong in East Rand. Learn more about the politician from the following Mzwandile Masina biography.
Mzwandile Masina profile summary
- Full name: Mzwandile Collen Masina
- Date of birth: 2nd September 1974
- Mzwandile Masina age: 46 years as of January 2021
- Marital status: Married
- Nationality: South African
- Occupation: Politician
- Party: African National Congress
Mr Mzwandile was born on 2nd September 1974 in the East Rand of Transvaal Province, South Africa. He was raised in a struggling family, which might have influenced his decision to join politics early.
The Ekurhuleni executive mayor has been married twice. Little is known about Mzwandile Masina ex wife.
Mzwandile Masina qualifications
- the University of Pretoria (masters degree in entrepreneurship)
- the University of the Witwatersrand School for Public and Development Management
Mr Mzwandile has been active in South African politics since 14 years old when he joined the ANC Youth League. He has held various leadership positions in the ANC, the ANC Youth League, and the public sector.
He has been recognized numerous times for being a great leader. In 1999, the ABSA Foundation and the University of Johannesburg named him the Youth Leader of the Year. In 2008, Ekurhuleni Metropolitan Municipality named him the Most Innovative Employee of the Year for coming up with the successful One Company One Job initiative.
He is the current Executive Mayor of the Ekurhuleni Metropolitan Municipality, a position he assumed in August 2016. He is also ANC’s Ekurhuleni Regional Executive Committee chairperson.
Mzwandile Masina latest news
Mr Mzwandile has never shied away from expressing his views, even if they are against his party, the ANC and its officials. In 2017, the politician had vowed to leave if Cyril Ramaphosa won as ANC president but never did.
The Ekurhuleni Municipality executive mayor did not support President Cyril during the 54th ANC elective conference but vouched for his opponent Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma. He has also been seen as an ANC rebel for supporting EFF and RET ideologies on numerous occasions.
He was recently accused of being a "political flip flop" for changing his stance against Ace Magashule, who is facing 21 counts of corruption, fraud, and money laundering regarding the Free State asbestos project.
In early November 2020, he stood up for the ANC secretary-general, contrary to his previous remarks that all ANC implicated officials should step aside until they are cleared.
Mzwandile Masina contact details
You can reach Ekurhuleni’s Executive Mayor using the following contact details.
- Mzwandile Masina email address: firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com
- Tel: 011 999 0156
- Mzwandile Masina Twitter: @mzwandileMasina
- Instagram: @mzwandile_masina
Mr Mzwandile Masina’s patriotism has seen him hold various influential political and executive positions. Despite being an ANC member, he has on many occasions been labelled an ANC rebel for supporting EFF and RET ideologies.
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Having allies in the political space has enabled him to secure lucrative tenders. Unfortunately for him, he was also linked to the asbestos R255 million tender scandal.