Ace Magashule Biography – Ace Magashule Wiki
Ace Magashule born Elias Sekgobelo Magashule, is a South African politician. He was born in 1959 in Tumahole, Parys, Orange Free State, Union of South Africa. Growing up, he was actively involved in drama, soccer, and boxing. Magashule played midfield in his day and wore Number 8. His prowess on the soccer field earned him the nickname “Ace” – a name that stuck to this day.
Magashule found a natural home in the struggle against apartheid. By the time he enrolled at the University of Fort Hare, where he studied for a Bachelor of Arts, he was already a committed activist. He became a founder member of the Congress of South African Students (COSAS) in 1979. Whilst a student, he was arrested and charged with high treason in 1982 and was subsequently detained several times under the Internal Security Act. Magashule was also held in solitary confinement for nine months in 1985. In an interview with the Sunday Independent in 2008, Magashule reflected that; “I can assure you that Section 29 is serious torture.”
His career as a teacher at Moqhaka High School in Sebokeng and Phehellang High School in Parys probably laid the foundation for his continued interest and encouragement of young people to actively pursue their studies. Since 1984, his efforts in assisting needy students to raise funds to pursue their studies at tertiary institutions throughout the country are well-known.
Politically, Magashule was mentored by Chris Hani and Winnie Madikizela-Mandela. He participated in the founding of the United Democratic Front in the 1980s. After spending some time in exile, Magashule became the chairperson of the ANC’s Northern Free State region after the unbanning of the ANC. After the merger of the ANC’s northern and southern regions in 1994, Magashule continued to hold key leadership positions. Having repeatedly been elected as the provincial chairperson, he has become the longest-serving ANC Provincial Chairperson.
As provincial ANC chairperson, he served in an ex officio capacity in the ANC’s National Executive Committee and this has also led to him being one of the longest-serving members of the National Executive Committee. At the ANC’s 2008 Polokwane conference, he was directly elected as an additional member to the National Executive Committee.
Following the historic 1994 elections, Magashule served in the first Free State Provincial Executive Council as the MEC responsible for Economic Affairs and Tourism. Throughout the years, he served in Parliament and only returned to the Free State Legislature following the 2004 general elections. He gained experience in the portfolios of Agriculture, Transport, Public Safety, Security and Liaison as well as Sport, Arts and Culture. He has also served as the Chief Whip of the Free State Legislature. Magashule was elected Premier during the inauguration of the Free State Legislature on 6 May 2009.
Ace Magashule Age
He was born in 1959 in Tumahole, Parys, Orange Free State, Union of South Africa.
Ace Magashule Wife
He was married by Paul Verryn at the Methodist Church in Johannesburg in 1987.
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He attended Tumahole Primary School (now Lembede Primary) and went on to Phehellang Secondary School. He enrolled at the University of Fort Hare, where he studied for a Bachelor of Arts.
Ace Magashule Son
His son Tshepiso Magashule, was employed as a consultant by the Gupta family since November 2010, shortly after Duduzane Zuma was brought under their influence. In 2011 Tshepiso joined the Gupta brothers on a three-week holiday to New York and Venice, and he was later appointed as director in a Gupta company, earning R90,000 a month. Ace Magashule alleged that Gift’s link to the Guptas was no secret. In 2015 the Guptas treated Gift and his brother Thato to an eight-day stay in the Oberoi Hotel, Dubai.
Ace Magashule Family
One of his sons is Tshepiso Magashule and his daughter is Thoko Alice Malembe.
Ace Magashule Salary – Ace Magashule Net Worth
This information is being updated. Matseke owns Maono Construction which has been awarded contracts worth R515 million by government departments and municipalities in the Free State.
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