Meet Itumeleng Ntsube: South Africa’s youngest ever MP at 21
Itumeleng Ntsube (born September 9, 1998) is a South African politician who represents the Free State as a permanent delegate to the National Council of Provinces.
In May 2019, he became the youngest MP in South African history when he was sworn in as a Member of Parliament at the age of 20.
Ntsube is the president of the Congress of South African Students and a member of the African National Congress (ANC) (Cosas).
Ntsube was born in the Free State’s Botshabelo. In 2018, he graduated from high school. He is pursuing a degree in education at the moment.
Back in Bloemfontein, he enrolled in university last year and is pursuing a degree in education. He stated he would finish his studies at a university in Cape Town to allow him to take on his new post.
Ntsube was accredited by legislative office bearers at an orientation session in Cape Town earlier this month, according to the news service Africa News.
According to the EWN news site, he enrolled at the University of the Free State in Bloemfontein last year to study education. He’ll now transfer to a university in Cape Town to continue his studies while assuming his new position.
Member of the following Committees
- Joint Standing Committee on Defence
- Select Committee on Education and Technology, Sports, Arts and Culture
- Select Committee on Health and Social Services
- Select Committee on Land Reform, Environment, Mineral Resources and Energy
- Select Committee on Public Enterprises and Communication