Paul Mashatile: Wiki, Bio, Age, ANC, Wife, Children, Net Worth

Paul Mashatile: Wiki, Bio, Age, ANC, Wife, Children, Net Worth, Family, Apartheid, United Democratic Front, Gauteng Province, Politics, African National Congress, South Africa: Paul Mashatile is a politician, a former youth activist and an anti-apartheid activist from Gauteng, South Africa. He is associated with the African National Congress (ANC) and is serving as the party’s Deputy President since December 2022. Born on October 21, 1961, the 61 years old politician has previously held important positions like the Minister of Arts and Culture, Treasurer-General of ANC, and Secretary General of ANC. Lately, when David Mabuza has been rumored to resign from his position, Paul’s name appeared in the headlines as the next Deputy President of South Africa.

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Paul Mashatile Birth and Family

Paul was born to his father and his mother, Marriam Nomvula Mashatile, on October 21, 1961. He took birth in Geraldsville, Pretoria in the Gauteng Province in South Africa. While his father was a lay priest his mother worked as a domestic worker.  He married Manzi Ellen Mashatile and the couple together had two sons and two daughters. After suffering from illness for a long time, Manzi breathed her last in July 2020. After a few months in November 2020, Manzi Mashatile Foundation was launched by Paul in his wife’s memory. It aims to promote educational programs.

Paul Mashatile Education

In terms of educational qualifications, Paul completed his schooling at Alexendra High School in Gauteng. Later he did his graduation, the details of which have not been disclosed by him. After this, he attended the University of London to get his Post Graduate Diploma in Economic Principles.

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Paul Mashatile Political Career

Early Career

His political career started during his school days as an anti-apartheid activist. At that time, he was a member of the Congress of South African Students. He is also the co-founder of the Alexandra Youth Congress ad served as its inaugural president in 1983. From 1985 to 1991, he acted as the General Secretary of the United Democratic Front. In 1990, he was also the Interim Regional Secretary of the South African Communist Party (SACP). In 1992, he became the Provincial Secretary of Gautenag ANC.

From 1991 to 1994, he was the Head of Political Education at PWV Region. He served as the Secretary of SACP from 1992 until 2010. He was also the Provincial Secretary of the National Executive Committee from 1992 to 1996. For two years, from 1994 to 1996, he was the Leader of the House Gauteng Legislature. From 1999 to 2004, he was a Member of the Executive Council of Housing and for the next four years until 2008, he was a Member of the Executive Council of Finance and Economic Affairs.

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2007 to Present

It was in 2007, that Mashatile held an influential position in the ANC. From October 2007 to December 2017, he was the Provincial Chairperson of the Gauteng ANC. In between that period, he became the Premier of Gauteng in 2008 and served till 2009. Then in 2010, He became a Member of the National Assembly of South Africa until 2016.  From 2010 to 2014, he held the office as Minister of Arts and Culture. He became Treasurer General of the ANC in 2017, and the Acting Secretary General of the ANC in 2022.

In the 55th National Conference of ANC, Paul was elected as the Deputy President of the Party. He is also expected to become South Africa’s Deputy President soon. In his almost four decades-long political career, Paul has been part of some controversies including the Alex Mafia controversy. He also created controversy for spending a large amount for a dinner using a government credit card. Right before the general elections of 2019, his government was also accused of wasting funds allocated for Alexandra Renewal Project.

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Paul Mashatile: The New Deputy President of South Africa?

ANC Deputy President, Paul Mashatile was recently in the news after the speculation regarding South Africa’s Deputy President, David Mabuza’s resignation surfaced over the media. As of now, the claims have been dismissed by the spokesperson. But if the reports are to be believed, then Mashatile will soon serve as the Deputy President of South Africa. Besides this, it is almost confirmed that Paul will soon be sworn in as the Member of Parliament.

Paul’s Height, Weight, Zodiac Sign, and Physical Appearance

As of now, no information regarding height, weight, eye color, hair color, body measurements, or any other physical details about Mashatile is available in the public domain. Furthermore, based on his date of birth, the 61 years old politician has Libra as his zodiac sign.

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Paul Religion, Nationality, Ethnicity, and Net Worth

Details regarding which religion Paul follows or what ethnicity he has are not available at the moment. However, he is considered to be a South African National. Also, he owns an estimated net worth of $ 4 Million.

Paul Social Media

As of January 2023,  a total of 1765 people follow him on his Instagram account with 8 posts. Additionally, he follows 22 people. On his Twitter account, he follows 35 people and has more than 70 thousand followers with 225 tweets. Although, Paul has official social media handles the politician is not active on them for the past few years. His last updates on both the popular social media platforms were made in the months of June and July in the year 2016. 

Here is the full bio/wiki of Paul Mashatile his family,  mother, father, name, age, height in feet, weight, body measurements, interests/hobbies, family, address, hometown, ethnicity, birthplace, parents, achievements, school, net worth, birthday, zodiac sign, education, caste, religion, Instagram, Twitter, Age, ANC, Wife, Children, Family, Apartheid, United Democratic Front, Gauteng Province, Politics, African National Congress, South Africa and more.

Information Table

Name    Paul Shipokosa Mashatile
Known as   Paul Mashatile
Gender    Male
Profession    Politician and Activist
Height (approx.)   in centimeters – Not Known

meters – Not Known

feet inches – Not Known

Weight (approx.)   in kilograms – Not Known

in pounds – Not Known

Figure Measurements    Not Known
Eye Colour    Not Known
Hair Colour    Not Known
Date of Birth    October 21, 1961
Age (as of 2022)    61 years
Birth Place   Geraldsville, Pretoria, Gauteng, South Africa
Zodiac sign/Sun sign   Libra
Nationality   South African
Hometown   Geraldsville, Pretoria, Gauteng, South Africa
School   Alexandra High School
College/University   University of London
Educational Qualification   Post Graduate Diploma in Economic Principles
Religion   Not Known
Ethnicity   Not Known
Caste   Not Applicable
Address   Not Known
Hobbies/Interests   Not Known
Marital Status   Widower
Affairs/Boyfriends/Girlfriends   Not Known
Sexuality   Not Known
Parents   Father: Not Known

Mother: Marriam Nomvula Mashatile

Siblings   Not Known
Husband/Spouse    Manzi Ellen Mashatile (Died 2020)
Children   4 (2 Sons and 2 Daughters)
Net Worth   $4 Million

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Some Lesser Known Facts About Paul

  • Mashatile began his political career at an early age as an anti-apartheid activist.
  • He launched the Manzi Ellen Mashatile Foundation in memory of her late wife.
  • Paul is not an active social media user. His last update through his profiles was in mid- 2016.
  • He is a prominent leader of the African National Congress (ANC).
  • His mother Marriam Nomvula Mashatile used to work as a domestic worker. She died in 2020.


1. Who is Paul Mashatile?

He is a politician from South Africa serving as the Deputy President of the African National Congress.

2.. How old is Mashatile?

As of January 2023, he is 61 years old.

3. Who is Paul married to?

He was married to Manzi Ellen Mashatile. She died in 2020.

4. Was Paul Mashatile a Premier?

Yes, from 2008 to 2009, he served as the Premier of Gauteng Province.

5.  Which party is Mashatile associated with?

Paul is associated with the African National Congress.

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