Senzo Mchunu Biography: Age, Wife, Career & Net Worth


Senzo Mchunu (born 21 April 1958) is a South African politician currently serving as Minister of Water and Sanitation since 5 August 2021

He previously served as Premier of KwaZulu-Natal from 22 August 2013 until 23 May 2016. He is a member of the African National Congress (ANC) and a former provincial chairperson of the party in KwaZulu-Natal.

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Senzo Mchunu

Senzo Mchunu Age

He was born on April 21, 1958, in eNhlwathi, Hlabisa, Natal, South Africa. As of 2024, Mchunu is 66 years old and celebrates his birthday on April 21 every year.

Senzo Mchunu Education

Mchunu had his tertiary education at the University of Zululand and the University of South Africa. He graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Education and International Relations.

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Senzo Mchunu Wife

Mchunu is married to Thembeka Mchunu.

Senzo Mchunu Career

From 1985 he worked as a high school teacher, resigning to become a full-time politician in 1991.

Positions Held


  • Minister of Public Service and Administration at National Executive (Executive) since 29th May 2019
  • Member at National Assembly (Parliament) since 22nd May 2019
  • Member at African National Congress (ANC) (Party)
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  • 13rd Candidate at African National Congress National Election List 2019 (Election List) from 23rd April 2019 until 8th May 2019
  • Member at KwaZulu-Natal Provincial Legislature (Provincial-Legislature) from 21st May 2014 until 24th May 2016
  • Member-elect at KwaZulu-Natal Provincial Legislature (Provincial-Legislature) from 16th May 2014 until 21st May 2014
  • 2nd Candidate at African National Congress Provincial KwaZulu-Natal Election List 2014 (Election List) from 22nd April 2014 until 7th May 2014
  • Alternate Member at Sports and Recreation Committee (Kwazulu-Natal-Provincial-Legislature-Committee) from 29th May 2019 until 6th May 2014
  • Alternate Member at Social Development Committee (Kwazulu-Natal-Provincial-Legislature-Committee) from 22nd May 2019 until 6th May 2014
  • Committee Member at Community Safety and Liason Committee (Kwazulu-Natal-Provincial-Legislature-Committee) until 6th May 2014
  • Member of the Provincial Legislature at KwaZulu-Natal Provincial Legislature (Provincial-Legislature) until 6th May 2014
  • Committee Member at Premier and Royal Household Committee (Kwazulu-Natal-Provincial-Legislature-Committee) until 6th May 2014
  • Alternate Member at SCOPA Committee (Kwazulu-Natal-Provincial-Legislature-Committee) until 6th May 2014
  • Premier at KwaZulu-Natal Provincial Legislature (Provincial-Legislature) until 6th May 2014

Senzo Mchunu Net Worth

Mchunu has an estimated net worth of $500 000 which he has earned from his career.


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