South Africa

Mr Tokyo Gabriel Sexwale (Mosima)

Minister of Human Settlements

Date of Birth: 05/03/1953
Place of Birth: Orlando West, Soweto

Biography: Head, ANC Military HQ, 1990-91; Ex-Officio Member, ANC National Executive Committee, 1991-97; Chair, ANC Gauteng Region, 1991-97; Premier, Gauteng Prov Government, 1994-98; Head, Special Projects, African National Congress (ANC) Headquarters, 1994; Head, Public Liaison Department, ANC HQ, 1994; Non-Executive Director, ABSA Bank and Group, 2001-08; Executive Chair, Mvelaphanda Holdings, 2002-07; Non-Executive Chair, Mvelaphanda Holdings, 2007 to date; Minister of Human Settlements, 2009 to date. 

Commentary: One of Zuma's inner circle and a major power in the ANC. Sexwale is a multi-millionaire and a political big-spender and, with Zuma, was one of those who ran in 2007. He shifted towards Zuma in December of 2007, his advisors reckoned that if he, perhaps temporarily, deferred to Zuma, he may yet secure the national presidency. Now Human Settlements Minister, Sexwale remains very ambitious and he also remains a serious competitor for the ANC presidency.




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Vol 55 N0 19


Never give it up

Steinmetz's lawyers claim that South African politicians, including former Vice-President Kgalema Motlanthe and African National Congress bigwig-turned-tycoon Tokyo Sexwale, could have information about what they say were Guinea's rigged polls in 2010, which Condé won narrowly...

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The ANC’s top hundred

Those who publicly challenged Zuma have been excluded: Tokyo Sexwale and Mathews Phosa are the most prominent...

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Tilting at the ANC

Some speculate that the former ANC leadership candidate and wealthy businessman Tokyo Sexwale, who was recently booted out of the cabinet, is a possible funding source...

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Zuma's axe falls

Human Settlements Minister Tokyo Sexwale was sacked on 9 July...

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ANC wields the long knives

A prominent figure whom Zuma wants out of the Cabinet is Tokyo Sexwale, the Human Settlements Minister, whom Ramaphosa defeated for the party’s deputy presidency...

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Ramaphosa’s price

In 2007, when he was planning his takeover from Mbeki, Zuma had made similar promises to Motlanthe, business magnate Tokyo Sexwale and the then ANC Treasurer, Mathews Phosa, Motlanthe told Ramaphosa...

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Purges and placements

That includes Tokyo Sexwale, Mathews Phosa, Fikile Mbalula and leaders from provinces or factions that backed him: Limpopo, North-West, Western Cape, Gauteng and Northern Cape...

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The party isn’t over yet

Mathews Phosa scored 470 votes and Tokyo Sexwale, 463...

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Zuma or else

His opponents, Deputy President Kgalema Motlanthe and Human Settlements Minister Tokyo Sexwale, have failed to build the necessary momentum...

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Zuma’s campaign pays off

Only a few of the provinces back the Forces of Change/Anyone but Zuma slate, led by the millionaire and Minister of Human Settlements, Tokyo Sexwale...

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