Mangaliso Ndlovu
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BornNqobizitha Mangaliso Ndlovu
(1980-11-16)November 16, 1980
Mpilo Central Hospital, Bulawayo
NationalityZimbabwean
EducationNational University of Science and Technology
OccupationMinister of Environment, Climate Change, Tourism and Hospitality Industry
EmployerMinistry of Environment, Tourism, Climate Change and Hospitality Industry
OrganizationGovernment of Zimbabwe
Home townPlumtree
PredecessorPrisca Mupfumira
SuccessorSekai Nzenza
Parent(s)
  • Richard Ndlovu (father)

Mangaliso Ndlovu is a Zimbabwean politician and Minister of Environment, Climate Change, Tourism and Hospitality Industry.[1] He is a member of the ruling party, Zanu PF, and a member of parliament for Bulilima East Constituency. He is the former Minister of Industry and Commerce.

Background

Mangaliso Ndlovu was born on 16 November 1980 at Mpilo Central Hospital in Bulawayo. He is son to Zanu-PF Central Committee member, Richard Ndlovu.[2]

Education

He attended Insukamini Primary School for grade 1 to 7 and then Mpopoma High School for his secondary education. He enrolled with the National University of Science and Technology for his tertiary education where he studied Bachelor of Commerce Management with Finance and later Master of Science in Finance and Investment with the same institution.

Career

General

He is a former lecturer at Lupane State University's Department of Accounting and Finance. He is also a former Regional Manager (Mat South) at National Indigenisation and Economic Empowerment Board (NIEEB).[3]

Political

Mangaliso Ndlovu is new to parliamentary career after winning the Bulilima East Constituency seat in the 2018 harmonised elections. He is also a member of the Zanu PF Youth League National Executive. He is the former minister of Industry and Commerce before being reassigned to the Ministry of Environment, Tourism, Climate Change and Hospitality Industry after the sacking of Prisca Mupfumira on allegations of corruption involving National Social Security Authority (NSSA). He was replaced by Sekai Nzenza who assumed the role of Minister of Industry and Commerce after his reassignment.

In March 2020, he issued a Public Notice in the media, as Minister of Environment, Climate, Tourism and Hospitality Industry, giving notice that the Minister wishes to exercise his powers in terms of the Environmental Management Act to declare mapped wetlands in Harare, Ruwa, Epworth and Chitungwiza. All interested and affected persons were called upon to submit comments, suggestions, objections or concerns read the notice. Viewpoints for or against will be a balancing act between conservation and development in this instance and the Ministry of Environment, Climate, Tourism and Hospitality Industry will have the mammoth task of justifying some privately owned areas ecologically sensitive.[4]


References

  1. [1], Southern & East African Tourism Update, Published: 13 November, 2019, Retrieved: 19 March, 2020
  2. Richard Muponde, [2],The Chronicle, Published: 11 September, 2018, Retrieved: 19 March, 2020
  3. [3], Parliament of Zimbabwe, Retrieved: 19 March, 2020
  4. [4], Zimbabwe Situation, Published: 8 March, 2020, Accessed: 27 August, 2020