Mr Mondli Gungubele has extensive experience in the public sector and is a product of the trade union movement. Gungubele became actively involved in worker struggles in 1973. In
1982, he became a member of the National Union of Mine Workers (NUM). It was during this time that he sharpened his political and negotiation skills.
In 1989, he was elected to the position of chairperson of COSATU Local. In 1992, he took up the position of Chairperson of the ANC Vosloorus branch, and later became the founding chairperson of the ANC East Rand Region. In the same year, he was elected to the Provincial Executive Committee (PEC) of the ANC Gauteng until now.
Mr Gungubele became a member of the Gauteng Provincial Legislature after the 1994 democratic breakthrough until 1997. In 1997, he took up the challenging and exciting task of Health MEC in the Gauteng Provincial Government, a position he held until 1999. Mr Gungubele played a pivotal role in the transformation of the health sector in Gauteng.
In 1999, he was deployed to lead Gauteng’s Sports, Recreation, Arts and Culture agenda. Gungubele worked tirelessly to unite all sporting codes and contributed immensely to the
development of grassroots sports in Gauteng. He held the position of Sports MEC until 2004 – the same year – FIFA awarded the 2010 World Cup Soccer showpiece to South Africa.
After the 2004 national and provincial elections, Mr Gungubele became the Chairperson of the Economic Affairs Portfolio Committee in the Gauteng Legislature. He served in this
portfolio until 2007, where he was responsible for political oversight and ensuring the Department of Economic Affairs fulfills its mandate.
In 2009, Mr Gungubele was deployed to Parliament as an ANC MP. He served as the Whip of the Justice and Constitutional Development Portfolio Committee until he was redeployed to
become the Executive Mayor of Ekurhuleni Metropolitan Municipality in October 2010.
Mr Gungubele has a B Com (Law) Degree as well as a National Diploma in Nursing.