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Premier of KwaZulu-Natal

The Premier of KwaZulu-Natal is the head of government of the KwaZulu-Natal province of South Africa.

Premier of KwaZulu-Natal
Willies Mchunu

since 24 May 2016
StyleThe Honourable
AppointerKwaZulu-Natal Legislature
Term lengthFive years, renewable once
Inaugural holderFrank Mdlalose
Formation7 May 1994

For a discussion of the election, role and powers of the Premier, see the article "Premier (South Africa)".


No. Name Took office Party
1 Frank Mdlalose 11 May 1994 Inkatha Freedom Party
2 Ben Ngubane 1 March 1997
(acting until 19 March)
Inkatha Freedom Party
3 Lionel Mtshali 10 February 1999 Inkatha Freedom Party
4 S'bu Ndebele 23 April 2004 African National Congress
5 Zweli Mkhize 6 May 2009 African National Congress
6 Senzo Mchunu 22 August 2013 African National Congress
7 Willies Mchunu 24 May 2016 African National Congress

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