PoliticsPoliticiansNomvula Paula Mokonyane - A Zuma loyalist and campaign leader

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Posted on Friday, 26 July 2013 16:23

Nomvula Paula Mokonyane - A Zuma loyalist and campaign leader

By The Africa Report

Nomvula Paula Mokonyane premier, Gauteng province/Photo©V. NHLAPO/SOWETAN/GALLO IMAGES/GETTYNomvula Paula Mokonyane is known by gender and civil society activists as 'Mama Cash' thanks to her generous contributions to provincial organisations.

 

Mokonyane is a veteran of the anti-apartheid struggle who was active in the Congress of South African Students, like Mashatile, and an organiser for the Federation of Transvaal women.

Born in Kagiso, a west rand township of Johannesburg, she was also a leader of the Kagiso residents' organisation and the Commercial, Catering and Allied workers' union of South Africa.

She studied local government in Sweden, and economics, leadership and governance at Harvard.

Mokonyane worked in the Gauteng Legislature from 1994 before becoming MEC for agriculture, conservation and environment in 1996.

She was MEC for safety and liaison from 1999 to 2004, and housing from 2004 to 2009.

A long-time loyalist to president Zuma, Mokonyane led his re-election campaign in the province in 2012.

She was elected chair of the ANC's influential organising and campaigns unit at the Mangaung conference in December and sits on the NEC and National Working Committee (NWC). ●



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