Member of the Gauteng Provincial Legislature
Mr Andrek Panyaza Lesufi has been serving as the Gauteng MEC for Education since May 2014. This changed briefly when he was appointed as the Gauteng MEC for Finance and e-Government in May of 2019, but returned to the MEC of education post a day later. Lesufi is also a Member of the Gauteng Provincial Legislature for the African National Congress (ANC) and the Deputy Chairperson of the party in the province, as well as a member of the South African Communist Party. He served as the acting MEC of Social Development following the death of Thuliswa Nkabinde-Khawe in November 2019 until the appointment of Nomathemba Mkogethi in June 2020.