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Mzwanele Manyi and 3 Others Sworn-in as EFF Members of Parliament

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Mzwanele Manyi, a former member of the African Transformation Movement (ATM) and spokesperson for the Jacob Zuma Foundation, was finally sworn in as an EFF Member of Parliament on Wednesday..

Mzwanele Manyi, a former member of the African Transformation Movement (ATM) and current spokesperson for the Jacob Zuma Foundation, was finally sworn-in as an EFF Member of Parliament on Wednesday..

Manyi was confirmed along with Ngobile Mhlongo, Mandla Shikwambana, and Eugene Mthethwa. The ceremony was Facilitated by Parliament Speaker Mapisa-Nqakula

Nobile Mhlongo

Nobile Mhlongo , EFF Member of Parliament

Mhlongo has previously been involved in various leadership roles in the EFF’s lower structures. She was a convener of the EFF Branch at the University of Pretoria in 2013, was elected to the Branch Command Team of Ward 81 in 2014 and served as branch secretary of Ward 3 in 2017 in Tshwane. Subsequently, she was elected as the Regional Secretary, a position she held between 2018 and 2021. Mhlongo was co-opted into the CCT in February 2023. Notably, she served as an EFF PR Councillor in the City of Tshwane Municipal Council from 2016 to 2017, and again from 2021 until her nomination to serve in the National Assembly. She holds a Bachelor of Education from the University of Pretoria.

Shikwambana is a former President of the Economic Freedom Fighters Student Command (EFFS), elected at the 3rd National Students Assembly. He has assumed various leadership roles including secretary of the Branch Students Command Team (BSCT) at the University of Venda, Student Representatives Council (SC)

President, Provincial Chairperson of the EFFSC in Limpopo Province, and was later elected to the Branch Command Team as an additional member.

Mzwanele Manyi previously held key positions, including Director-General of the Dept. of Labour and CEO of CIS. Trained in Economic Geology, Many’s diverse career has spanned roles in sectors such as mining, ICT, banking, auto, and FMCG with corporations like Anglo American, IBM, Barclays bank pc, Toyota SA, and Tiger brands. As a senior public official, he applied his comprehensive knowledge of Treasury Regulations, Strategic Financial Management, the Public Finance Management Act (PFMA), Labour Laws, and BBBEE policies.

His leadership further extended to various boards such as Fosad, Peoples bank, Computershare, and Alexor Diamond Mine. Many serves as a spokesperson for a former President’s Foundation.

Eugene Mthethwa is a seasoned cultural activist and industry expert in the South African recording sector. He has held a variety of leadership roles including Chairman of AIRCO (Association of Independent Record Companies of South Africa), Executive Board Member of Moshito (Music Industry Annual Conference & Exhibition), and Board Member of SACCD (South African Coalition for Cultural Diversity – a UNESCO affiliate). Further to these, Mthethwa has served as a member of the SABC Music Industry Advisory Committee, and as the Acting Chairperson and later General Secretary of the Creative Workers Union of South Africa (CWUSA).

The EFF said it  confident that both Commissars and Fighters will bring quality to its parliamentary work and aid in the advancement of the agenda of economic freedom.

 

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