Mandla Msibi is a South African politician and educator. He is also a member of the Mpumalanga Provincial Legislature since May 2019. Msibi was also the MEC for Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs from May 2019 to February 2021.
Prior to his legislative appointment, he was the speaker and councillor in the Mbombela Local Municipality. Msibi is presently a member of the African National Congress. On the 2nd of April 2022, he attained the position of the provincial treasurer of the ANC in Mpumalanga.
Mandla Msibi Biography
Mandla Jeffrey Msibi
14 Dec 1975
Daantije, Transvaal Province, South Africa
$5 million to $10 million.
Early Life and Education
Popularly known by his family name, Mandla Jeffrey Msibi was born on the 14th of December 1975 in Daantije, Transvaal Province, South Africa. He attended Lekazi Central High School and got a senior teacher’s diploma from the Elijah Mango College of Education.
He also achieved a certificate in negotiation skills and basic business skills from the University of Potchefstroom. Msibi continued his studies, and he eventually obtained a certificate in executive leadership from the University of Pretoria.
Mbisi is a lecturer for the education department. He later got a job `as a youth commissioner in the Premier’s office of Mpumalanga. In March 2006, he became a councillor at the Mbombela Local Municipality. Later, he took over as the speaker of the municipality following the 2016 municipal elections.
On the 22nd of May 2019, Mbisi became a member of the provincial legislature Premier Refilwe Mtsweni-Tsipane. The house appointed him to the post of MEC for Cooperative Governance and Traditional the same year and assumed the office on the 29th of May.
Subsequently, he moved to the Agriculture, Rural Development, Land and Environmental Affairs portfolio of the executive council on the 24th of February 2021. On the 12th of October 2021, he was fired as the MEC of the council because of the murder and attempted murder he was charged with.
On the 25th of March, 2022, the provincial African National Congress Women’s League in Mpumalanga nominated Mbisi for ANC provincial treasurer ahead of the party’s election which would hold 1-3 April 2022. Despite the ANC’s ‘step aside’ rule for all members with criminal charges to stand back from all party activities until their cases have been resolved, he was nominated. ANC NEC member, Dakota Legoete however said Mbisi could contest the nominated position at the conference.
On the 2nd of April, 2020, he was nominated in absentia for the ANC provincial treasurer position. He got into the position with 442 votes, winning against Norah Mahlagu who had only 271 votes. However, he was ineligible to serve because of the criminal charges against him.
The current ANC Coordinator in the office of the secretary-general, Gwen Ramokgopa, described Mbisi’s election as disappointing as the ‘step aside’ rule had failed to be implemented in the party. However, he noted Mbisi might be asked to resign from the position as Ramokgopa described his position as liming and incomplete because of his absence.
In July 2017, Mbisi was accused of destroying a vehicle that belonged to a councillor. He was also charged for breaking into and vandalising a house in August of the same year. Mbisi of recent was charged with attempted murder and the assault of a person who became disabled after the ordeal.
He and Njabuli Mkhoto as well as Anele Sonke Mnisi, are currently facing two counts of murder. They are also arraigned for an attempted murder relating to the fatal shooting of Sindela Lubisi and Dingaan Ngwenya alongside Cayotes Shisa Nyama, who sustained injuries from the shooting, in Nelspruit on the 22nd of August, 2021.
Mbisi was arrested on October 11 20211, after he willingly surrendered to the police. On the 12th of October, he alongside his co-accused was charged to the Nelspruit Magistrate. At his bail hearing in court, there was a bomb scare. A few days after the hearing, Mbisi was granted bail, but the court postponed his trial to the 1st of March 2022 to give the National Prosecuting Authority (NPA) enough time to establish evidence against Mbisi and his co-accused.
However, on the 5th of September, all charges were withdrawn against Mbisi. His legal representative, Coert Jordaan emphasised that Mandla Mbisi’s murder allegations were politically charged.
Mandla Msibi is a 45-year-old politician who lives a quiet life. He is not the type that put many details about his family to the public. However, he was married to the National Freedom Party Leader, the late Zanele kaMagwaza-Msibi, who died in September 2021.
Mandla Msibi Net Worth
Mbisi’s net worth has been growing significantly since 2020. His income source is mostly from being a successful entrepreneur and politician. He collected most of his earnings from his brand, Yeezy sneakers.
Over the years, Mbisi confirmed that the size of his business is real enough to rank him as one of the biggest celebrities in south Africa. However, his basic income is from politics and he has a whopping net worth that ranges from $5 million to $10 million.
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