Paul Mashatile new wife is Hlumile Mjongile. Paul, whose previous wife died in 2020, was dating Mjongile and reportedly married her recently.
Paul Shipokosa Mashatile is a South African politician currently holding the position of the 9th President of South Africa, starting from March 2023.
Before this, he was appointed Deputy President of the African National Congress (ANC) in December 2022.
Mashatile is a member of the African National Congress (ANC) and has been actively involved in the party since his youth.
The South African politician is known for his commitment to social justice and equality.
He has been a vocal advocate for the rights of the poor and disadvantaged and has worked to improve access to housing, education, and healthcare in Gauteng.
Who Is Paul Mashatile New Wife, Hlumile Mjongile?
Humile Mjongile, reported to be the new wife of Paul Mashatile, is the widow of a former Western Cape secretary of the African National Congress (ANC).
According to sources, Paul has allegedly paid lobola to Mjongile, proving that the politician has begun his new married life with a traditional marriage arrangement.
In many African cultures, lobola is a traditional practice of paying a bride price or dowry by a man’s family to the family of the woman he wishes to marry.
Paul was previously married to Manzi Ellen Mashatile, who died in July 2020.
Mashatile established the Manzi Mashatile Foundation in November of the same year to honor his late wife. The foundation promotes educational programs.
Family And Net Worth Of Paul Mashatile
Paul Mashatile was born in Gerhardsville, Tshwane, now part of Gauteng province, on October 21, 1961.
While his exact net worth is not disclosed, it is estimated to be between 1 million USD and 3 million USD.
Paul is of Black African ethnicity. The South African citizen became involved in politics at a young age by joining the ANC Youth League.
He is a well-known South African politician who has made significant contributions to the ANC and the development of Gauteng province.
His mother, Marriam Nomvula Mashatile, was born between 1937 and 1938 and worked as a domestic worker, while his father was a lay priest.
As a student, Mashatile got involved in anti-apartheid activism in Alexandra, Gauteng, working alongside Obed Bapala and other activists.
He previously held the positions of MEC for Arts, Culture, Science, and Technology in Gauteng as well as a seat in the Gauteng Provincial Assembly.
More On The Political Career Of Paul Mashatile
Paul Mashatile was a Congress of South African Students member and played a key role in co-founding the Alexandra Youth Congress.
In 1983, Paul became the first president of the newly formed youth organization.
In the year of the United Democratic Front’s (UDF) launch, he represented the Alexandra Youth Congress at the event in Cape Town.
Two years later, he became the UDF regional secretary for Southern Transvaal, taking over from Valli Moosa.
This suggests that Mashatile was actively involved in anti-apartheid politics and was well-regarded within the UDF to be given such a prominent role.
The South African politician served as a member of the Gauteng Provincial Legislature from 1994 until 2004.
He was appointed the MEC (Member of Executive Council) for Arts, Culture, Science, and Technology in Gauteng from 2004 to 2009.
In 2009, Mashatile was elected as the Treasurer-General of the ANC, a position he held until 2017.
As Treasurer-General, he managed the party’s finances and was vital in fundraising efforts.
In 2017, Mashatile was appointed the MEC for Human Settlements, Cooperative Governance, and Traditional Affairs in Gauteng.
In 2018, he was elected the Provincial Chairperson of the ANC in Gauteng.