Murshid hold a BCom Honours degree from the University of the Western Cape as well as several courses across business, management, sales and training across various industries. He is also a certified educational assessor and moderator.
Murshid has owned and managed several businesses, worked in retail, healthcare and IT in various roles across a career that has spanned nearly four decades. He has been a credit and branch manager in retail, a regional manager in IT and a Managing Director in healthcare.
With a passion for education, Murshid has taught business and strategic management at 3 different tertiary institutions. He has also designed and delivered business courses to informal traders and taught adult basic literacy and numeracy in a formal educational environment.
Murshid has also worked with the Small Enterprise Finance Agency as a business mentor to SMMEs from underprivileged areas on the Cape West Coast.
Socially, Murshid has been involved in sport for over 4 decades, having played various sports and coached and refereed football