Mbali Ntuli

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Mbali Ntuli
Mbali Ntuli DA Youth.PNG
Democratic Alliance Youth Federal Leader
In office
2013–2014
Personal details
Born c. 1988 (age 25–26)
Nationality South African
Political party Democratic Alliance

Mbali Ntuli (born c. 1988) is the leader of the Democratic Alliance Youth, the youth wing of South Africa's official opposition party.[1] She was elected to this position in May 2013. She held of the office of Federal Chairperson between 2010 and 2013.

Ntuli was elected to the KwaZulu-Natal Legislature after the 2014 general election. As a result of being given a demanding MPL constituency in northern KZN, she announced in august 2014 that she would stand down as youth leader, as she felt it would conflict with her new position.[2]

Early life and education[edit]

Ntuli is a native of Kwazulu-Natal.[1] A former Head Girl of Wykeham Collegiate in Pietermaritzburg, Ntuli holds a Bachelor of Social Science degree from Rhodes University. Ntuli is a product of the DA Young Leaders programme, and was part of the 2008 stream. After graduating, Ntuli returned to KwaZulu-Natal, where she was elected provincial DA Youth Chairperson.[3] In that position, she helped the DA to build up their political presence in townships such as KwaMashu and Ntuzuma.[1]

In August 2010 she was chosen as one of 5fm's Women of the Month along with many other notable South African woman.

On May 18, 2011 Ntuli was elected as a councillor in the local government elections of that year. She serves the community of Inanda in the eThekwini Municipality.

Also in May 2011 Ntuli was named on of South Africa's 200 Young People to Watch by the Mail and Guardian in their annual supplement.

Ntuli has also been named as one of the Top 40 Power Women by the Destiny magazine.

In February 2013 Ntuli was named a Trustee of C.R.O.W citing a passion for wildlife as reason for her acceptance of the position.

As of March 2013 Ntuli is an Alum of the prestigious IVLP Programme among alums such as Margaret Thatcher, Tony Blair, FW de Klerk, Julia Gillard and others.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Rossouw, Mandy (20 July 2010). "DA tries to shrug off elitist cloak". Mail and Guardian. Retrieved 2011-02-11. 
  2. ^ http://ewn.co.za/2014/08/24/Mbali-Ntuli-to-grow-DA-presence-in-northern-KZN
  3. ^ "DA announces Youth Nominations". PoliticsWeb.co.za. 19 July 2010. Retrieved 2011-02-11.