Deputy President of the African Christian Democratic Party, Wayne Thring, was sworn in as a Member of Parliament by National Assembly Speaker Max Sisulu earlier today.
He replaces the ACDP President, Dr Rev Kenneth Meshoe, who resigned from Parliament last month to avail himself more to the broader public and the party’s structures.
Thring (50) joined the ACDP in 1995, and has served in various positions in the party, from Branch Chairman, to Chairman of the Federal Council of Provinces, as well as Provincial Leader for KwaZulu-Natal, and is currently serving as Deputy President of the ACDP.
He also served as Councillor in the Ethekwini Municipality as a Caucus Leader from 2000 to 2013.
He completed his Matric in 1980, and in 1983 graduated from Bechet Teachers’ Training College. He served as a Maths teacher and Matric Math’s moderator, before resigning from teaching in 1997. In 1995, Wayne completed his BA degree with UNISA and his Honours in Psychology in 2001. He also holds a postgraduate diploma in Economic Principles from the University of London.
Wayne is married to Leonna, and has three children, Timothy, Esther and Daniel.