Minister of Police
* Minister of Police of the Republic of South Africa since 111 May 2009.
* Member of Parliament since 2002.
* Member of the National Executive Committee (NEC) of the African National Congress (ANC).
* Member of the ANC National Working Committee (NWC).
* Active member of King Dingiswayo branch of the ANC in KZN.
* Chairperson of the ANC Political Committee in KZN.
* Diploma in Community Development from University of Natal (Durban).
* Mining Engineering Certificate from University of Johannesburg.
* Certificate in Communications and Leadership from Rhodes University.
* Chief Whip of the ANC.
* Member of the Klaarwater Youth Organisation at the age of 15 in KZN (1982).
* Chairperson of the Klaarwater Youth Organisation (1987).
* Worked as organiser of Food and Allied Workers Union (FAWU) where he was recruited into the underground work of the ANC as part of Operation Vula (1988).
* Elected Secretary of the South African Youth Congress (SAYCO) in Southern Natal (1989).
* Chairperson of the Southern Natal Unemployed Workers Union, an initiative of Congress of South African Trade Unions (COSATU) (1989).
* Arrested during Apartheid Regime's state of emergency (1989).
* Elected the first Branch Secretary of ANC in Klaarwater, KZN (1990).
* Became Regional Secretary of the Southern Natal African National Congress Youth League (ANCYL) (1990).
* Elected to the NEC of the ANCYL and served in its NWC as Secretary for organization (1994-2004).
* Deployed into the ANC National Organising team (2001).
* Chairperson of Minerals and Energy Portfolio Committee (2004).
* Minister of Safety and Security of the Republic of South Africa from 25 September 2008 - 10 May 2009..
Research and Publications
* Contributed articles to Mayibuye and Umrabulo Publications .
Source: Ministry of Safety and Security