Edward Senzo Mchunu is a South African politician currently serving as Minister of Public Service and Administration. He previously served as Premier of KwaZulu-Natal from 22 August 2013 until 23 May 2016. (as acting Premier until 26 September).[1][2] He is a member of the African National Congress (ANC) and a former provincial chairperson of the party in KwaZulu-Natal.

The Honourable

Edward Senzo Mchunu
Minister of Public Service and Administration
Assumed office
30 May 2019
PresidentCyril Ramaphosa
Preceded byAyanda Dlodlo
6th Premier of KwaZulu-Natal
In office
22 August 2013 – 23 May 2016
Preceded byZweli Mkhize
Succeeded byWillies Mchunu
Personal details
Edward Senzo Mchunu

(1958-04-21) 21 April 1958 (age 61)
eNhlwathi, Hlabisa, Natal, South Africa
NationalitySouth African
Political partyAfrican National Congress
Spouse(s)Thembeka Mchunu

Mchunu was born in April 1958 at eNhlwathi in the area of Hlabisa in northern KwaZulu-Natal. He was educated at the University of Zululand and the University of South Africa, qualifying with a BA in Education and International Relations. From 1985 he worked as a high school teacher, resigning to become a full-time politician in 1991.[3]


  1. ^ "Zweli Mkhize resigns as KZN premier". News24. SAPA. 22 August 2013. Retrieved 2 April 2014.
  2. ^ "Senzo Mchunu elected new KZN premier". News24. SAPA. 26 September 2013. Retrieved 2 April 2014.
  3. ^ Suleman, Mohamed (26 September 2013). "The Honourable Premier of KZN". Office of the Premier, KwaZulu-Natal. Retrieved 2 April 2014.

Political offices
Preceded by
Zweli Mkhize
Premier of KwaZulu-Natal
; 22 August 2013 - 24 May 2016
Willies Mchunu