Bonginkosi Madikizela is a South African politician with a career that spans more than 15 years. He is the current MEC Public Works and Transport and Democratic Alliance’s provincial leader in the Western Cape. He was suspended from the two posts on 15th April 2021 due to a pending investigation after it was alleged that he lied about being a Bcom degree holder.
Bonginkosi Madikizela news of his alleged lies and immediate suspension elicited mixed political reactions across South Africa. How well do you know the controversial leader? Here is a look into his life.
Bonginkosi Madikizela profile summary
- Full name: Bonginkosi Success Madikizela
- Date of birth: 15th March 1975
- Bonginkosi Madikizela age: 46 years as of 2021
- Nationality: South African
- Occupation: Politician
- Political party: Democratic Alliance (DA)
The politician was born on 15th March 1975 in Port Shepstone, Natal, South Africa. He is a descendant of the Madikizela clan and is the late Winnie Mandela’s nephew.Bonginkosi Madikizela: Alan Winde suspends MEC pending investigation
There is no information regarding Bonginkosi Madikizela wife or children.
Bonginkosi Madikizela education
The politician's public profile had previously shown that he attended Asoka Secondary School but dropped out in 1991. He then moved to Cape Town in 1998 to stay with his brother, who helped him enroll in a computer course. The politician later enrolled at UNISA to pursue a Bcom degree in human resource management, but this claim turned out to be a lie.
Bonginkosi Madikizela qualifications controversy
The Mzansi politician came under harsh scrutiny in April 2021 after it was alleged that he lied about graduating with a Bcom degree. This led to his suspension as MEC for Transport and Public works for 14 days from 15th April 2021 to allow the DA’s Federal Legal Commission to carry out its investigations.
He also voluntarily stepped aside as the DA’s Western Cape provincial leader for two weeks, and his deputy Albert Fritz became the acting provincial leader.Bonginkosi Madikizela: ANC calls for suspension after lie on CV
Following the scandal, he admitted to lying about his qualification and that being a degree holder was never a qualification for a politician in South Africa.
The Bonginkosi Madikizela CV scandal may affect his bid to become the next Cape Town mayor. His public profile as MEC for Transport and Public Works has since been updated.
Bonginkosi Madikizela contact details
You can reach out to Minister Bonginkosi Madikizela using the following contact information.
- Tel number: 0790580614, 021 483 2200
- Bonginkosi Madikizela email address: Bonginkosi.Madikizela@westerncape.gov.za, firstname.lastname@example.org
- Bonginkosi Madikizela twitter: @MadikizekaBongz
- Bonginkosi Madikizela Facebook: @Bonginkosi Madikizela
Bonginkosi Madikizela has had an illustrious political career since starting out as an ANC and United Democratic Movement’s member before joining the DA in 2008. How will his public image be affected by the recent controversies?
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