Mbuyiseni Quintin Ndlozi is a South African politician. Born 9 May 1985, he is the youngest member of the Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) in Parliament and the party’s national spokesperson.
Ndlozi grew up in Evaton in the Vaal area of Gauteng. He was brought into political consciousness in 1992 when his uncle was jailed by the apartheid police force for his involvement in the underground activities of the liberation movement.
His own political participation in mainstream politics came later in the form of participation in youth movements. He joined the South African Students Congress (SASCO), the African National Congress Youth League (ANCYL) and the Young Communist League (YCL). Ndlozi served in the Palestinian and Cuban international solidarity movements.
He has a master’s degree and is currently a PhD student in Political Sociology at the University of the Witwatersrand.
In joining the Fifth Parliament as a new MP, he said: “I am looking forward to making sure that strict accountability is revived on the executive, that Parliament returns to the people – that the people follow Parliament’s developments and that as MPs we represent the citizens and their interests well. I hope in the next five years, to expose that the ruling party has no ideological framework to take South Africa beyond the political freedoms it won and that instead, under pressure from opposition, it will start to undermine these freedoms. Above all, I want to show that an agenda, based only on seven cardinal pillars of the EFF, can take South Africa to economic freedom and sustainable development.”