10 things to know about Nomusa Dube-Ncube

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Nomusa Dube-Ncube, the incoming KZN Premier will be sworn in later this month after the resignation of former Premier Sihle Zikalala following his defeat at the ANC KwaZulu-Natal elective conference.PHOTO: Gallo Images/Darren Stewart
Nomusa Dube-Ncube, the incoming KZN Premier will be sworn in later this month after the resignation of former Premier Sihle Zikalala following his defeat at the ANC KwaZulu-Natal elective conference.PHOTO: Gallo Images/Darren Stewart

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KwaZulu-Natal Finance MEC Nomusa Dube-Ncube has been announced as the next premier of the province after Sihle Zikalala stepped down from the post last week.

READ: KZN shake-up looms

Dube-Ncube is a former diplomat and municipal speaker and will be confirmed as the province’s premier after being sworn in by the provincial legislature later this month in Pietermaritzburg. She will serve her role until 2024.

Here is what you need to know about the incoming premier:

  • 1. She has three diplomas in public management, management and leadership and training and development.
  • 2. She holds a master’s degree in public administration.
  • 3. Dube-Ncube’s political career has come full circle from being mayor of the former North Central Local Council in Durban before it was amalgamated with other municipalities in 2000 to form the Ethekwini Municipality.
  • 4. She is a former ambassador to the Czech Republic.
  • 5. In 2009, she was appointed ANC chief whip in the KwaZulu-Natal legislature.
  • 6. Dube-Ncube has held two provincial ANC top five positions, deputy secretary and treasurer.
  • 7. She was finance MEC in former premier Sihle Zikalala’s cabinet.
  • 8. Dube-Ncube was married to businessman Sibusiso Ncube, who died in January.
  • 9. She harboured an ambition to contest the KwaZulu-Natal ANC chairpersonship last month but failed to garner enough votes to make it to the ballot paper.
  • 10. She was born in KwaMashu, but her age and family life are not known to the public. She celebrates her birthday on July 1.


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