Tokyo Sexwale, also known as Mosima Gabriel, is a popular South African who is an anti-apartheid activist, a politician, and a successful entrepreneur in the mining industry. He is also a former political prisoner and undoubtedly among interesting South Africans.
Tokyo Sexwale earned fame as the first premier of Gauteng as well as the former Minister of Human Settlements. He served time in prison on Robben Island for his struggle against apartheid alongside Nelson Mandela. He started his early education at St. Martins Primary School in Johannesburg and later moved to Orlando High, where he graduated in 1973.
Tokyo Sexwale biography
Below is a summary of Sexwale's bio:
- First name: Mosima Gabriel (Tokyo)
- Last name: Sexwale
- Profession: Politician, entrepreneur
- Age: 67 years
- Zodiac sign: Pisces
- Date of birth: 5th March 1953
- Place of birth: Johannesburg
- Country: South Africa
- Net worth: $200 million
How old is Tokyo Sexwale?
Mosima Gabriel was born on 5th March 1953. He is 67 years as of 2020.
Where was Tokyo Sexwale born?
The astounding politician was born in Johannesburg, South Africa. He is the third born in a family of six children of Frank Sexwale, a World War II veteran, and Godlieve.
Who is Tokyo Sexwale wife?
The talented businessman got married to his first wife with whom they share two children. Her identity is still unknown to the public. Judy van Vuuren became Tokyo Sexwale new wife in 1994 after his release from prison. Their relationship began while he was still in prison. The couple had two children. Tokyo Sexwale wife age is also under wraps.
His 19-year marriage with Judy Sexwale crashed with an intense sensation in 2013 when the couple filed a divorce. Judy accused him of physical, verbal, mental, and emotional abuse and cruelty. Tokyo Sexwale girlfriend Nataxa da Silva, a South African model, was introduced by the renowned billionaire amid the divorce process.
Tokyo Sexwale family
Tokyo Sexwale children are five in total. He had two children with the first wife and two others with Judy van Vuuren. Tokyo Sexwale son, Chris Sexwale, works as an engineer while the daughter, Gabrielle Sexwale, is a photographer. Tokyo Sexwale daughter, Kay Sexwale, was born in Lesotho while the activist parents were in exile. He then got his last-born child, Nasima, with his girlfriend, Natasha da Silva in 2016.
Is Tokyo Sexwale a billionaire?
Undoubtedly, the businessman is a self-made billionaire who has become one of the wealthiest people in South Africa through his diamond and gold mining business. Tokyo Sexwale net worth is estimated to be around $200 million, thus being one of the top wealthiest politicians in South Africa.
Tokyo Sexwale house
Do you wonder how the wealthy politician spends his wealth? Well, the renowned politician has several mansions in Johannesburg. One is in Franschhoek, another one is not far from Nelson Mandela's place, and the last one is at the seaside suburb of Clifton, Cape Town. This politician also owns a private holiday retreat, an island off the coast of Mozambique, and a game farm in the North West Province.
Tokyo Sexwale cars
As you would expect of a billionaire, the former activist has a fleet of various cars. However, he is not a person that lays bare the brands of vehicles he drives.
Tokyo Sexwale business history
The famous businessman ventured into the business after leaving office in 1998 and stayed away from politics. He previously held several political offices soon after his release in 1990, when his political career began. He also served as an executive member of the ANC between 1990 and 1991. He then assumed the role of ANC Chairman in the Gauteng Region from 1991 to 1997.
A few years later, he became a non-executive director of Barclays Africa Group Ltd from 2001 to 2008. He also founded the Mvelaphanda Holdings Limited in 2002, which primarily focuses on the energy, mining, and related areas. Tokyo Sexwale current job is an executive chairman. His primary interest has been oil and diamond mining.
Tokyo Sexwale FIFA ambitions
He was a member of the World Cup 2010 Preparatory committee between 2004 and 2010 in preparation for hosting the World Cup. He joined the race for the office of FIFA President after the suspension of Sepp Blatter, as it called for an election. His hopes dimmed when the CAF decided to back Bahrain’s Sheik Salman Bin Ebrahim. He had no option but to step down shortly before the first round of the voting took place.
Tokyo Sexwale has become one of the most appreciated icons South African politics since the apartheid era among other prominent figures such as Nelson Mandela.