Most celebs are known for their public performance in entertainment such as arts and music but one wouldn’t assume that some of them can have political ambitions. In this article we will explore celebs of South Africa who are politicians.
- Peter de Villiers
- Ringo Madlingozi
- Alistair Izobell
- Fana Mokoena
- Johnathan Rubai
- Masechaba khumalo
No 1 is Peter de Villiers
So, we know Peter de Villiers as a former Coach for the South Africa national rugby union team from 2008 to 2011. But most people will be surprised to hear that he is a politician in the South African political world.
On 12 August 2021, he was announced as Good’s candidate for mayor of the Drakenstein Local Municipality in the local government elections scheduled for 1 November 2021. The municipality’s seat is his hometown of Paarl.
On No 2 we’ve Ringo Madlingozi
Ringo is a South African singer, songwriter, record producer and a Member of the National Assembly of South Africa. Madlingozi rose to fame when he and his band Peto won the Shell Road to Fame contest in 1986.
In May 2019, Madlingozi was sworn in as a Member of Parliament in the sixth administration of the democratic government of the Republic of South Africa. He has been accused of defending racist statements categorising people of races such as asians (“Indians” in South Africa), people of mixed race (“Coloureds” in South Africa) and whites as categorically racist.
No 3 is Alistair Izobell
So, the third Celebrity on our list is Alistair Izobell who is South African actor and singer best known for acting in Skemerdans, Binnelanders and Suidooster. As a musician Alistair released several songs which became prominent among his fans.
The Cape Town music Icon joined politics in 2019 as a member of Good Party. Izobell said he would be serving the arts community in a different way. He said he was an activist when entertaining, and always made sure voices were heard. “This is a natural development in my career,” Izobell told the Weekend Arigus. .
On number 4 we have Fana Mokoena
Fana Mokoena is a South African actor, born in a small town called Kroonstad in the province of the Free State. He is an avid reader, a philanthropist and a social activist. He was also a member of Parliament in the Republic of South Africa for 8 years – a position he withdrew from to concentrate on the Arts.
In politics Mokoena started as the member of African National Congress but he left the party because he believed it was corrupt. He then became a Founding Member of the Economic Freedom Fighters, where he now serves a member of the party’s Central Command Team. Between 2014 and 2016, he was a member of the National Council of Provinces, the upper house of the Parliament of South Africa.
Number 5 is Johnathan Rubain
Musician Johnathan Rubain joined the PA earlier this year as one of its leaders in Cape Town. Rubain is a well-known gospel singer from the Cape Flats.
The PA was formed in 2013 by controversial businessmen, Kenny Kunene and Gayton McKenzie. McKenzie said the party would transform the lives of the previously disadvantaged in the Western Cape and elsewhere.
Rubain said he joined the PA because they have “godly principles”. He will be recruiting new members, and raising the party’s profile in Cape Town.
6. Masechaba khumalo
There is a say, “Show me your friends and I will tell you who are you” and this statement applies well for Masechaba khumalo who is a journalist, life coach and businesswoman. This because Masechaba is not a politician by profession but she has associated herself with politicians as a government spokes person for the Department of Sports, Arts, and Culture.
Apart from this Masechaba is known as a musician and Sangoma. When she announced either of the two, the public were astonished to learn that she was a Sangoma or a singer.
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