Who Is Paul Mashatile Son-In-Law, Nceba Nonkwelo? Gauteng MEC Maile Orders Probe Son-In-Law’s Company

Gauteng MEC for Infrastructure and Human Settlements Lebogang Maile issued an investigation into the company of Deputy President Paul Mashatile’s son-in-law. Paul Shipokosa Mashatile is a South African politician who is the 9th Deputy President of South Africa since March 2023. He became the Deputy President of the governing African National Congress (ANC) in December 2022. Mashatile was born on 21 October 1961, in Gerhardsville, in what is now the city of Tshwane, the Gauteng province. In South Africa’s first democratic elections in 1994, he was elected to the Gauteng provincial legislature and became leader of the house. Mashatile has two sons and two daughters. His wife, Manzi Ellen Mashatile, died in July 2020. In November 2020, he launched the Manzi Mashatile Foundation to promote educational programs in her memory.

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Paul Mashatile Son-In-Law, Nceba Nonkwelo

Who Is Paul Mashatile Son-In-Law, Nceba Nonkwelo?

Boasting a vast experience in government Mashatile has previously held several portfolios in government, having served as Minister of Arts and Culture, Gauteng Premier, and currently the MEC for Human Settlement and Cooperative Governance. He is a former member of the Provincial Reception Committee for returning exiles and a former member of the Provincial Secretary of the ANC PWV.

The report is on Mashatile living in an R37-million house bought by Nceba Nonkwelo, his son-in-law, and his son, Thabiso. Further, it was revealed that a company owned by Nonkwelo received loans from the Gauteng Partnership Fund of almost R30 million to build student accommodation that was never ever built.

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Gauteng MEC for Infrastructure and Human Settlements Lebogang Maile ordered the Board of Directors of the Gauteng Partnership Fund (GPF) to undertake an immediate investigation into whether the GPF has offered several loans spanning more than a decade to Nonkwelo Investments. On Wednesday morning, it was reported that Deputy President Paul Mashatile lives in the R37-million house registered on a 99-year lease to legacy properties. The directors of Legacy are his son-in-law, Nceba Nonkwelo, and Mashatile’s son, Thabiso, according to the company records.

Between 2013 and 2017, Nonkwelo Investments received at least four loans from the GPF totaling almost R30 million – overlapping with Mashatile’s second stint as human settlements MEC. The loans were to develop a property in Highlands, Johannesburg, for student accommodation that was to be named Hunter Heights, Construction. However, has not been completed yet. One of Mashatile’s biggest benefactors is Edwin Sodi, the politically-connected businessperson currently on trial on charges of fraud and corruption linked to an R255-million Free State asbestos eradication tender, together with former Free State Premier, Ace Magashule, who recently got expelled from the ANC.

Neha Chaudhary

Neha Chaudhary Is a freelance journalist, contributed to popular newspapers and magazines on mainly Lifestyle & Features

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