Jackson Mthembu Biography – Jackson Mthembu Wiki
Jackson Mthembu is a South African politician. He is the Chief Whip of the African National Congress in the South African Parliament.
Jackson Mthembu went to the University of Fort Hare. However, he was later expelled and started working at Highveld Steel as a training officer from 1980 to 1984, and as production foreman from 1986-1988. He was a senior steward at the Metal and Allied Workers Union from 1984 to 1986 and chair of the Witbank Education Crisis Committee from 1980 to 1986.
During the 1980s, the states of emergency saw him in and out of prison. Mthembu was charged with treason and acquitted between 1986 and 1988. He led the Swapo support group in 300 taxis to the first democratic elections in 1988 in Namibia.
From deputy regional secretary of the United Democratic Front from 1988 to 1990, he went on to become the media officer for the SA Council of Churches.He is a Roman Catholic and a Methodist. From 1990 to 1994 Mthembu was the ANC spokesman in the Eastern Transvaal (Mpumalanga) region and from 1995 to 1997 the ANC national spokesman. Prior to his appointment, as ANC national spokesman, he was speaker of the Mpumalanga Legislature from May 2006.
In addition Mthembu was MEC in Mpumalanga for public roads and transport from 1997 to 1999. He chaired the portfolio committees on local government, education, sport, recreation and arts and culture, was ANC chief whip and was again MEC for roads and transport from May 2008 to May 2009.
Jackson Mthembu Age
He was born in June 1958 in Witbank, South Africa.
Jackson Mthembu Wife
He is married to his wife Thembi Mthembu, a nurse, with whom he has six children.
Jackson Mthembu Children
He has six children with his wife Thembi Mthembu. His eldest daughter, Khwezi Mthembu committed suicide on 19 March 2019 aged 25.
Jackson Mthembu Education
He attended Elukhanyisweni Secondary School in Witbank where he was a student leader. He went to the University of Fort Hare but was later expelled.
Jackson Mthembu Net Worth
His net worth is not on record.