In 2014, this African National Congress Party Politician was appointed South African Minister of Home Affairs. While serving in the National Assembly (Parliament) of South Africa, he also held office as Minister of Public Enterprise.
He earned degrees in social policy and education from the University of Durban-Westville. During his early adulthood years, he served three terms as President of the African National Congress Youth League.
Born in Eshowe, KwaZulu-Natal, to Nomthandazo Gigaba and the Reverend Jabulani Gigaba, he grew up with four siblings.
He served as Minister of Home Affairs under the presidential administration of Jacob Zuma.