Leader of the South African National Congress Youth League from 2008 to 2012. He is known for his polarizing views and has been convicted of hate speech multiple times.
He rose to prominence as the leader of the African National Congress, one of its three main political parties, and was called the 'future leader' of the country.
His racial politics were seen by many as dividing the country rather than uniting it, and he was convicted of a hate speech on several occasions.
He was born in Seshego, what was then Transvaal Province of South Africa. He was married to Mantwa Matlala from 2014 to 2017. He has a son named Ratanang from a previous relationship with Maropeng Ramohlale.
Like him, Marike Deklerk, the wife of African leader F.W.Deklerk, also helped shape the country's politics.