Mr Fikile April Mbalula

Current Portfolio: 

Minister of Police (2017-)

Portfolio History: 
  • Minister of Sport and Recreation (2010-2017)
  • Deputy Minister of Police (2009–2010)

Before being appointed minister of sport and recreation in November 2010, Fikile April Mbalula served eighteen months as deputy minister of police. Active in the South African Youth Congress and United Democratic Front (UDF) until 1990, he was elected Free State regional secretary of the ANC Youth League in 1991, provincial secretary in 1994, secretary for political education in 1996, secretary general in 1998 and president in 2004. Mbalula has also served as president of the International Union of Socialist Youth.