Mr Richard Themba Mthembu

Member of the KwaZulu-Natal Provincial Legislature

Richard Themba Mthembu

About Richard Themba Mthembu

Mr Mthembu joined the KwaZulu-Natal Legislature in 2009 after spending twenty years in the private sector as an engineering technician. He studied Chemical Engineering Diploma, Post Graduate Diploma in Project Management, Post Graduate Diploma Governance and Leadership, and has submitted his thesis on Masters in Management.

He started his political career at the age of 17 as a student leader, involved in underground units in the eighties.

He later held various leadership positions in trade union NEHAWU, and the ANC at branch and regional level. He is currently a Provincial Secretary of the South African Communist Party in KwaZulu-Natal Natal and sits in its Central Committee.

At the Provincial Legislature he started as Chairperson of Agriculture and Rural Development in 2009 to 2016 appointed as MEC for the same in 2016 until 2019. He was appointed as the Deputy Speaker of the Provincial Legislature.

Hon Mthembu served on the committees of Chairpersons, Rules, STACOV, Programme, Discipline, SCOPA, Premier and PPP.

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