From Makhadzi to DJ Sbu: 4 Mzansi Celebrities Who Were Politically Active During the Last Government Elections

From Makhadzi to DJ Sbu: 4 Mzansi Celebrities Who Were Politically Active During the Last Government Elections

  • Some of Mzansi's celebs have been politically active and have publicly campaigned for their favourite political parties during election time
  • Limpopo-born singer Makhadzi rocked up in full ANC colours when she performed at the party's rally ahead of the last government elections
  • While actress Ntando Duma and actor Fana Mokoena both unapologetically support the EFF, DJ Sbu publicly campaigned for the ANC

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South African celebs are very vocal when it comes to how they want the country to be governed. They've used their influence to get rid of bad political leaders and to change communities for the better.

Ntando Duma, DJ Sbu and Makhadzi are politically active
Ntando Duma, DJ Sbu and Makhadzi campaigned for their favourite political parties. Image: @dumantando, @djsbulive, @makhadzisa
Source: Instagram

Briefly News takes a look at four Mzansi celebs who've been politically active in the past few years and campaigned for their favourite political parties during the last government elections.

1. Is Makhadzi an ANC member?

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Makhadzi made headlines when she rocked up at an ANC gig in ANC colours. Some of her fans were happy with her decision to wear the colours of her favourite party during her performance while others slammed her.

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News24 reports that the Ghanama hitmaker's action caused quite a stir on social media. Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) leader Julius Malema had to jump to Khadzi's defence. Reacting to trolls, the politician said the songstress' freedom of association is protected by the country's constitution.

Makhadzi rocked up in ANC colours
makhadzi campaigned for the ANC. Image: @makhadzisa
Source: Instagram

2. Ntando Duma campaigns with the EFF

Actress Ntando Duma openly supports Julius Malema's party. The former the Queen actress usually publicly campaigns with the EFF. While up on stage, she usually sings and hypes EFF supporters before the party's leader delivers his keynote address. The TV presenter rocks her red beret and party's flag gracefully whenever the party hosts political rallies.

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Ntando Duma openly supports the EFF
Ntando Duma campaigned for the EFF during the last government elections. Image: @dumantando
Source: Instagram

3. Is Fana Mokoena still an EFF MP?

The former Generations actor joined the opposition party in 2013. He served as a the party's member of parliament (MP) between 2016 and 2020. According to The Daily Vox, the Scandal! actor resigned as an MP in 2020 but is still an active member of the EFF.

He consistently tweets good things about his party and from time to time slams the leading party when they're not doing well.

Fana Mokoena resigned as an EFF MP
Fana Mokoena is still an EFF member even though he resigned from being an EFF MP. Image: @fanamokoena
Source: Instagram

4. DJ Sbu campaigns with the ANC

Seasoned media personality DJ Sbu publicly campaigned for the ANC during the last government elections. He campaigned with the party during important rallies.

The TV presenter and businessman put his weight behind the current leadership of the ruling party, reported News24. Pics of the music producer gracefully rocking ANC colours made rounds on social media.

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DJ Sbu campaigned with ANC leaders
DJ Sbu rocked the full ANC regalia during the party's government elections campaigns. Image: @djsbulive
Source: Instagram

Sizwe Dhlomo claims Ramaphosa was going to resign after Phala Phala findings

In other entertainment news, Briefly News reported that Sizwe Dhlomo took to his timeline to share his thoughts on President Cyril Ramaphosa's political drama. The media personality claimed Ramaphosa was going to resign on Thursday, 1 December before his allies changed his mind.

After the findings in the Section 89 panel's report on the Phala Phala farm theft, Ramaphosa was expected to exit his office but Gwede Mantashe later shared that the president was not going anywhere.

Sizwe took to Twitter to react to a tweep who watched Mantashe's interview on Newsroom Afrika. The Kaya 959 host commented:

"Do you know that he was going to resign last night & Gwede talked him out of it?"

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Mxolisi Mngadi (Editor) Mxolisi Mngadi is an entertainment reporter. He graduated in 2002 from Damelin with a Diploma in Journalism, majoring in African and International Studies, Journalism and Electronic Media. He then started his journalism career at the Daily Sun newspaper, went on to The Citizen, and worked as a senior reporter at News24. He has been a writer for more than 15 years.