Thabo Moses Manyoni Biography

Thabo Moses Manyoni (born January 1, 1960) is a South African politician from the Free State.

Thabo Moses Manyoni - South African politician
Thabo Moses Manyoni.


Name:Thabo Moses Manyoni
Date of birth:January 1, 1960
Political party:African National Congress

He holds a Bachelor of Arts degree, a diploma in business management, and a certificate in executive leadership.


Manyoni has an extensive experience in public service, especially at the local government level.

He also has experience serving in the provincial and national spheres as well.

For three years from 2009 to 2011, he served on the Free State Executive Council where he became a Member of the Executive Council (MEC) for Police, Roads, and Transport during which he also served as acting Premier.

Apart from having worked for the Independent Electoral Commission for four years, Manyoni was also a municipal manager for two municipalities over consecutive periods of four years.

From 2011 to 2016, Manyoni was the executive mayor of Mangaung Metropolitan Municipality.

Between 2011 and 2016, he also served as the national chairperson of the South African Local Government Association (SALGA) and the vice president of the United Cities and Local Governments of Africa (UCLGA).

At a national level, he served in the National Assembly from October 2016 to May 2017.

In March 2019, President Cyril Ramaphosa appointed Manyoni to a five-year term as Chairperson of the Municipal Demarcation Board (MDB), a full-time job.

In February 2024, President Ramaphosa re-appointed Manyoni to a second five-year term as Chairperson of the Municipal Demarcation Board with his deputy being Dr David Matheakuena Mohale.