Jackson Mthembu is the former national spokesperson for the African National Congress (ANC). He was succeeded on 26 May 2014 by Zizi Kodwa. He currently serves as a parliamentarian for the ANC.

12. Mthembu chaired the portfolio Committees on local government, education, sport, arts and culture.

11.  He was the ANC spokesman in the Eastern Transvaal (Mpumalanga) region.

10. He was charged with treason and acquitted between 1986 and 1988.

9. Mthembu became ANC spokesman from 1995 to 1997.

8. He was a student leader at Elukhanyisweni Secondary School in witbank.

7. He led Swapo support group in 300 taxis to the first democratic elections in 1988 in Namibia.

6. He served as the MEC for transport in Mpumalanga from 1997-1999.

5.  During the dark years of the 1980’s, the state of emergency saw him in and out of prison.

4. As a student Mthembu was “chucked out for not being able to afford school fees, uniforms and books.

3. He was born June 1958, aged 58.

2. In 1997-1999 while he was the MEC for Transport in Mpumalanga, he spent R2.3 million on ten BMWs.

1. He was expelled from the university of Fort Hare.

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