Deputy Minister of Transport

Honourable Mkhuleko Hlengwa

Mr Mkhuleko Hlengwa was appointed as Deputy Minister of Transport from 3 July 2024.

He served as the Chairperson of Parliament’s Standing Committee on Public Accounts (SCOPA). He became a Member of the National Assembly in February 2012 and has served on the SCOPA since 2014. Mr Hlengwa was previously the National Chairperson of the Inkatha Freedom Party (IFP) Youth Brigade.

He became a political party activist at the age of 10 in 1997 and soon became National Chairperson of the IFP Youth Brigade. He was sworn in as a member of the National Assembly in May 2012 and became one of the youngest parliamentarians.

Following his re-election in May 2014, Mr Hlengwa became a member of the Standing Committee on Public Accounts. In June 2019, the African National Congress offered the SCOPA chairpersonship to the IFP. The party accepted and nominated him to head the committee from July 2019. 

Mr Hlengwa was re-elected to the National Assembly following the 2024 General Elections, having been ranked third on the IFP’s national list.