Mr Senzeni Zokwana

Mr Senzeni Zokwana
Current Portfolio: 

Minister of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries (2014-)

Background: 

The agriculture, forestry and fisheries minister, Mr Senzeni Zokwana, built his career in the National Union of Mineworkers (NUM), serving as a shop steward in the early 1980s and rising to the position of president in 2000. He held this position until his deployment to parliament this year. He was vice president of NUM from 1994 to 2000. Mr Zokwana is also currently national chairperson of the South African Communist Party.