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Fikile Mbalula

Minister of Police
In office
31 March 2017 – 26 February 2018
President Jacob Zuma
Preceded by Nkosinathi Nhleko
Succeeded by Bheki Cele
Minister of Sport and Recreation
In office
1 November 2010 – 31 March 2017
President Jacob Zuma
Preceded by Makhenkesi Stofile
Succeeded by Thembelani Nxesi
Personal details
Born 8 April 1971 (1971-04-08) (age 50)
Botshabelo, Free State
Political party African National Congress

Fikile April Mbalula (born 8 April 1971 in the Free State) is a South African politician and former Minister of Police of South Africa.

Mbalula also serves as President of the African National Congress Youth League.


Mbalula was appointed deputy police minister in Jacob Zuma's cabinet in 2009. In 2011, he was promoted to minister of Sports and Recreation.

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