Mr Nkosinathi Phiwayinkosi Thamsanqa Nhleko

Mr Nkosinathi Nhleko
Current Portfolio: 

Minister of Public Works (2017-)

Portfolio History: 
  • Minister of Police (2014-2017)
Background: 

The minister of police, Mr Nkosinathi Phiwayinkosi Thamsanqa Nhleko, served as a member of parliament from 1994 to 2005. Highlights during his days as an MP were chairperson of the ad hoc committee on funding of represented political parties, chairperson of the portfolio committee on public service and administration, chairperson of the ANC caucus, ANC chief whip, and a member of the Judicial Services Commission. He was appointed director general of the labour department in 2011. In terms of qualifications, Mr Nhleko holds a diploma in labour law from the Graduate Institute of Management and Technology. Career highlights include heading up the special anti-corruption unit in the public service and administration department, deputy municipal manager for uMhlathuze Municipality and former regional commissioner for the KwaZulu-Natal correctional services department.