The EFF's Mbuyiseni Quinton Ndlozi has become known across South Africa for his eloquent way of speaking and his passion for politics.
Briefly.co.za has put together this list of five fascinating facts about Ndlozi with the help of thesouthafrican.com.
1. An" Everton" boy
Ndlozi was raised by his single mother in the township of Evaton in the Vaal area of Gauteng. His grandmother was chased away by his father's family when she came to discuss her pregnant daughter.
2. Shocked into politics
When he witness his uncle being kailed by the apartheid police in 1992 the young Ndlozi was “brought into political consciousness”. He soon understood what the terms “racist, colonial and capitalist” meant and what it meant for the country.
3. A keen intelect
In 2002 Ndlozi was interviewed by the SABC after winning a coveted national communication award.
Back then he had his heart set on studying counselling and psychology it was only later that he entered politics.
“I want to deal with people, especially with the mind, because I am aware that the problem in this word is in the mind. Poverty is a state of mind.”
In 2017 he obtained a PhD as well as multiple degrees.
4. A musician at heart?
Besides being an academic genius, Ndlozi is also passionate about music. He has a beautiful voice which is one of the reasons his arguments are so compelling.
5. Not like his father
Ever since his dad abandoned his mother, Ndlozi didn't have the chance to meet his dad. Only recently he met his dad and explained that he did not need a father in his life.
“I could not claim him as my father from a point of view of what fathering is about, he is not. I met him as a young man already, and that was the consequences of his actions. I now had a choice whether to include him in my life or not, and whatever decision I took would be correct, and I could not be victimised for it,” Ndlozi said.
“In the entire conversation, I left there grateful. I left there knowing that my mother was enough, she was complete, there was no gap – it was imaginary – and I had to appreciate her. I went back to my mother after the interview, I told her she was enough all on her own.”
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