Hon. Bongani Nzima profile

The Honourable Minister of Sports, Culture and Youth Affairs, Muzi Bongani Nzima, was born on 9 October 1978 in Hlatikhulu, in the Shiselweni region. The Honourable Minister completed the then O’ Level certificate at Nhletjeni High School in 1998.

Hon. Nzima began his extensive work experience journey spanning well over 20 years soon after completing high school, first serving as Programs Manager at Swaziland Farmers Development Foundation for two years. The Minister then joined World Vision as Relief Coordinator, a position he occupied until 2007. In March 2008, the Hon. Minister took up a role as Community Development Assistant (CDA) at the Ministry of Tinkhundla’s Manzini Regional Office.

In 2010, Hon. Nzima then joined Medecins Sans Frontieres (MSF), also known as Doctors without Borders, an organisation he served across a variety of roles until 2023, including two posts in Sudan and Armenia. In both those countries, the Hon. Minister served as Health Promotions Manager (expatriate) for MSF. The Hon. Minister has skills and experience in disaster response, community engagement, health education, and capacity building, to name a few.

Hon. Nzima is currently enrolled for a Bachelor’s Degree in Education- Adult Education at the University of Eswatini. The Hon. Minister has a Diploma in Project Management; a Diploma in Sustainable Community Development as well as other certifications in telecommunications, team management, and psychosocial support to name a few.

In September 2023, Hon. Nzima was elected directly by the people of Sandleni Inkhundla as their Member of Parliament (MP). Then, on 13 November 2023, His Majesty King Mswati III appointed Hon. Nzima as the 4th Minister of Sports, Culture and Youth Affairs of the Kingdom of Eswatini.

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