Zwakele Mncwango Biography: Age, Wife, Politics & Net Worth


Zwakele Mncwango (born 27 November 1978) is a South African politician who is currently serving as a Member of the KwaZulu-Natal Legislature.

Mncwango previously served as the Leader of the Opposition in the KwaZulu-Natal Legislature from 2018 to 2019.

Elected in 2015, he is also the Provincial Leader of the KwaZulu-Natal Democratic Alliance (DA) and was re-elected in 2018. Mncwango was also the party’s KwaZulu-Natal Premier candidate for the 2019 election.

Zwakele Mncwango

Zwakele Mncwango Age

He was born on November 27, 1978, in Nongoma, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa. As of 2023, he is 45 years old and celebrates his birthday on November 27th every year.

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Zwakele Mncwango Wife

His wife is known as Lindiwe Mncwango and they got married in June 2019.


His older brother paid his tuition so that he could attend King Bhezulu High School. After graduating from high school, he moved to Durban for his tertiary studies.

Mncwango bagged a National Diploma in Electrical Engineering and a Bachelor of Technology in Engineering Management from the Durban University of Technology. He also bagged a master’s degree in Business Administration from the University of KwaZulu-Natal.

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Political Career

  • He joined the Democratic Alliance in 2002 after studying all the major political parties’ policies.
  • In 2006, he became a member of the KwaZulu-Natal Youth Parliament and has held various leadership roles in the Democratic Alliance ever since
  • In 2015, he declared his candidacy for the post of Provincial Leader of the Democratic Alliance and was elected at the party’s provincial congress on 25 April 2015.
  • Mncwango won re-election to a second term as Provincial Leader of the party in February 2018 after he defeated Sizakele Emmanuel Mhlongo.
  • Mncwango in August 2020, announced that he would be retiring as provincial leader ahead of the party’s provincial conference next year.
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