Hon. Minister Owen Nxumalo Profile

Minister of Education and Training Honourable Owen Nxumalo is returning for a second term in Cabinet, having previously served as Minister of Public Service between 2016 and 2018.

Honourable Nxumalo was born on 14 July 1967. He began his career in 1989 with Standard Bank Eswatini, where he would stay for 20 years. During his time with the Bank, he occupied roles such as Bank Clerk, Branch Agency Supervisor, Branch Manager, Cash Centre Manager and OPC Manager.

In 2004, Honourable Nxumalo became Mayor of Manzini City, a role he would hold until 2010. Three years later, he was elected as a Member of Parliament (MP) by the people of Manzini South Inkhundla. In 2016, His Majesty King Mswati III appointed Honourable Nxumalo as Minister of Public Service, replacing Patrick Magobetane Mamba.

During the 2018 National elections, Honourable Nxumalo did not return to Parliament but would do so in the 2023 elections, once again being elected as MP of Manzini South. On 13 November 2023, His Majesty then appointed Honourable Nxumalo as Minister of Education.

The Honourable Minister holds a Diploma in Business Accounting. He also served as the Alliance of Mayors Initiative for Community Action on HIV and AIDS at the Local Level (AMICAALL) Chairman from 2004 to 2010. He also runs businesses in the trucking and property sectors.

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