South African politician who is known for having served as the 6th Premier of Gauteng. He is also known for having served as a Member of the Gauteng Provincial Legislature as part of the African National Congress party.
During his youth, he served in the Azanian Student Movement as well as the Congress of South African Students. He attended both the University of London and the University of Stellenbosch. He then served as the Provincial secretary of the ANC in Gauteng in 2001.
He is known for having presented several senior managers, CEOs, health workers, and other professionals awards at the Khanyisa Service Excellence Awards in 2016.
He was born and raised in Northern Transvaal Province. He married Mpho Makhura and together they had three children.
He ran for re-election for his second term in May of 2019 and defeated the Democratic Alliance candidate Solly Msimanga.