Deputy President

Goodman Mabutho Cele

Cde Lucky Goodman Mabutho Cele became a member of SADTU in 1994 when he began his teaching career at Sisebenzile Secondary School. In 2003, Cde Cele was elected as Education Convener for the uMlingo branch then, now called Victoria Mxenge in the Durban South Region, KwaZulu-Natal. In 2005, he became the Deputy Chairperson of the Durban South Region and two years later, the regional secretary.  In 2009, Cde Cele was elected the regional chairperson of Durban South Region. In 2011, he was elected KwaZulu-Natal’s Provincial Chairperson. During the 8th National Congress in 2014, Cde Cele was elected the Deputy President. He is the former District Secretary of the SACP in Durban South District and currently a DEC member of the same District. He is former BEC member of the ANC branch and currently a member of the ANC in Ward 82, Ethekwini Region. He is currently employed as a Principal of Montclair Senior Primary School in KZN.   As the Deputy President, Cde Cele’s priorities include working on cadreship development with an emphasis on unionism in order for the Union to achieve the 2030 Vision buttressed by ideological unity and cohesion.

National Office Bearers


Cde Magope Maphila

Deputy President

Cde Lucky Goodman Mabutho Cele

General Secretary

Cde Mugwena John Maluleke

Deputy General Secretary

Cde Nkosana Dolopi

National Treasurer

Cde Lindiwe Matshwane

Vice President (Education)

Cde Veronica Hofmeester

Vice President (Gender)

Cde Dorcus Sekabate

Vice President (Sport, Arts and Culture)

Cde Gloria Kgoleng