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Bongani Baloyi Biography: Age, Wife, Children, Qualifications, Education, Net Worth, Contact Details & Political Career

Basic Information

Stage Name: Bongani Baloyi
Real Name: Bongani Michael Baloyi
Occupation: Politician
Date Of Birth/Age: 28 February 1987 (36 Years Old
Place of Birth: Thokoza, South Africa
Gender: Male
Nationality: South African
Marital Status:
Education:

Biography

Bongani Michael Baloyi is a South African politician. In 2013, Bongani was elected Executive Mayor of the Midvaal Local Municipality at the age of 26. This made him the youngest mayor in South Africa. From 2011 to 2013, Bongani was the MMC for Development and Planning in the municipality. He resigned from the DA in 2021 and from ActionSA in 2023.

Age

Bongani Baloyi was born in Thokoza township in East Rand, South Africa, on 28 February 1987. In 1999, when he was 12 years old, Bongani and his newly-divorced mother Patricia, an entrepreneur, and his two siblings moved to Daleside, Meyerton, where he spent most of his life. He celebrated his 36th birthday on February 28, 2023.

Wife

There are no details of Bongani Baloyi’s wife on the internet. According to reports, Baloyi has never been married and is currently single. He has not shared any information about this with the public.

Children

Bongani Baloyi has not been married and has not had any children.

Qualifications

Bongani Baloyi is believed to have completed his Business Administration degree in 2022.

Education

Bongani Baloyi has two uncompleted degrees. One is in accounting, and the other one is in Business Administration. He shared plans to complete his Business Administration degree in 2022.

Net Worth

The exact estimate of Bongani Baloyi’s net worth is unknown to the public. He has not revealed it to the public. Baloyi has mainly worked as a politician and earned a living. The government paid him during his time as Mayor of the Midvaal Local Municipality.

Contact Details

Fans looking to contact or connect with Bongani Baloyi can follow him on Twitter @BonganiBaloyiBB.

Political Career

In 2005, Bongani Baloyi joined the Democratic Alliance and has served as a member of the Provincial Executive Committee, the Vaal Region Executive Committee, and a Federal Council member. Bongani has also served as the chairperson of the Midvaal Youth Development Forum Board. He took part in the Democratic Alliance Young Leaders Programme. He has championed youth development and built inclusive and equal societies to promote multilingualism throughout his political career.

In August 2013, he took over office as mayor of the Midvaal Local Municipality. With this achievement, Bongani set the record as the youngest mayor in South Africa in 2021. His job entailed maintaining the stability and continuity of the institution. According to the media, his tenure encouraged organizational performance by encouraging more management levels and also grew the contribution of agriculture to Midvaal’s GDP.

Also, while he was mayor, Midvaal Local Municipality won several PMR awards and was ranked the top performing municipality in the Annual Municipal Financial Sustainability Index. However, in 2020, Bongani announced that he would not be running for a second term as mayor in 2021.

In December 2021, Bongani announced he was leaving the DA in a tweet. He wrote, “My journey with the DA ends today. It has been an amazing 14 years, which I will always be proud of, and I will remain [grateful] to the DA for their support and opportunities afforded to me. I leave out of my OWN agency.”

A second tweet read, “Like that, I leave on my time and terms with a clean track record in government and the party. Now it’s time for me to focus on exciting opportunities before me. Good luck to the friends, colleagues, and leadership of the DA. We will meet somewhere.” He further stated that he was not retiring from his political career. “I never said I’m retiring from politics.” His resignation from the DA was also confirmed by the party. They also commended his work as Mayor. Democratic Alliance Gauteng provincial leader Solly Msimanga said it was sad that Baloyi had to leave and called him a “great asset.”

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