François-Joseph Mobutu Nzanga Ngbangawe (born 1970) is a politician in the Democratic Republic of the Congo. He is a son of former president Mobutu Sese Seko. He was Deputy Prime Minister in charge of Labor and Social Welfare until March 2011, when he was dismissed after a long crisis between him and president Kabila.
Nzanga Mobutu is the eldest son of Mobutu Sese Seko by his second wife, Bobi Ladawa. Nzanga studied in Belgium, France and Canada before returning to Congo in the mid-1990s. He then worked as an adviser to his father, but fled into exile when rebel leader Laurent-Désiré Kabila captured Kinshasa in May 1997.
He is the leader of the Union of Mobutist Democrats (UDEMO), a political party advocating the restoration of peace, national unity and territorial integrity. He is most popular in the northwestern province of Équateur, whence his father hailed. In the 2006 presidential election, he ran as a candidate and placed fourth, with about 4.8% of the vote. Following the first round of voting, Mobutu entered into a platform political coalition with incumbent president Joseph Kabila to try to rally votes from the Equateur region where Jean-Pierre Bemba was favored to win. The coalition also involved the political party PALU of Antoine Gizenga. His younger brother, Albert Philipe Giala Kassa Mobutu (b. 1971), and eight other UDEMO candidates were elected to the National Assembly in the 2006 election.
Gizenga became Prime Minister in December 2006, and Mobutu was named Minister of State for Agriculture when Gizenga's government was announced on February 5, 2007, ranking second in the government after Gizenga. When Gizenga was succeeded by Adolphe Muzito, Mobutu was appointed as Deputy Prime Minister in charge of Basic Social Needs in Muzito's government, which was named on October 26, 2008. On 10 March 2011 he was dismissed from this position after a crisis that lasted for months between him and president Kabila. He ran for office at the 2011 presidential elections against the incumbent president.
He is married to Catherine Bemba, a daughter of businessman Bemba Saolona and sister of Jean-Pierre Bemba, with whom he has three children.