Xola Pakati Biography: Age, Wife, Education, Net Worth, Political Party & Contact Details

Basic Information

Stage Name: Xola Pakati
Real Name: Xola Anderson Pakati
Occupation: Politician
Date Of Birth/Age: Unknown
Place of Birth: Johannesburg, South
Gender: Male
Nationality: South African
Marital Status: Married (to Zandile Pakati)
Education: Unknown

Xola Pakati Biography

Xola Pakati is a South African politician and mayor of Buffalo City Municipality. He has had a chequered history as a unionist, serving at some point in the Council of South African Trade Unions (COSATU).

In the intervening years, he had held other posts, eventually becoming one of the key figures in the ruling party, the African National Congress (ANC).


For a public figure, it is interesting that much of Xola Pakati’s personal details are shrouded and unknown, and that includes his date of birth. So, it’s unclear just how old he is.


Xola Pakati is married to Zandile Pakati. It’s unclear when they got married, but the two have been together for several years. However, unlike her husband, Zandile has managed to stay away from the limelight.

However, in 2013, she was embroiled in controversy after she sent pornographic emails to her colleagues. It provoked a scandal within the organization, but she denied ever sending the said pornographic materials.


Xola Pakati’s educational qualifications are unknown. But to have made it as a mayor, he most likely had qualifications at the tertiary level.

Net Worth

The net worth of politicians is of particular interest to members of the public, and many assume that politicians are the bag – that they have it all, given their supposed access to state resources.

Anyway, Xola Pakati is not on the breadline. His exact net worth is unknown, and you wouldn’t catch him dead speaking about how much he is worth or about what and what he owns. Still, members of the public have been doing the talking.

About his net worth, conservative estimates out there put it at between $1 million and $1.5 million. By South African standards, of course, those are decent sums.

Political Party

Xola Pakati is a member of the ruling African National Congress (ANC). The party was founded in 1912 in Bloemfontein and was part of the liberation movements that fought and eventually displaced apartheid in South Africa.

Also, it was the first party to take power after apartheid was discontinued in the former racist state. The ANC has been in power since 1994. The party has been voted into power consistently because many South Africans associate it with the struggle for the abolition of racism in South Africa.

The ANC was actually at the forefront of that struggle and lost several members to the hounds of the apartheid police. ANC is in power now, and its grip appears firm.

As an ANC man, Xola Pakati has held numerous positions. Here’s a list of some of them

  • Member at Eastern Cape Provincial Legislature (Provincial-Legislature) from 21st May 2014 until 11th June 2015
  • Member-elect at Eastern Cape Provincial Legislature (Provincial-Legislature) from 16th May 2014 until 21st May 2014
  • 30th Candidate at African National Congress Provincial Eastern Cape Election List 2014 (Election List) from 22nd April 2014 until 7th May 2014
  • Member at Eastern Cape Provincial Legislature (Provincial-Legislature) until 6th May 2014

Contact Details

Xola Pakati’s private residence is unknown and for good reasons. For public figures, safety is paramount, so better for them if little or nothing is known about where they live and how they live.

At any rate, Xola Pakati can still be reached via the Buffalo City office address provided on their site. The physical address was given as The Speaker’s Office City Hall Oxford Street East London. The postal address is PO Box 134 East London 5200, and the phone number is 043 705 1072.

Of course, there is no assurance anyone trying to reach him via the addresses given, especially the phone number, would get a response.

Who is Xola Pakati?

Xola Pakati is a South African politician and the mayor of Buffalo City Metro Municipality, which encapsulates East London, King William’s Town and surrounding areas. A seasoned politician, the mayor had served as the Chairperson of the Portfolio Committee on Economic Development, Tourism and Environmental Affairs at the Eastern Cape Legislature before his current role.

Who is the new Mayor of Buffalo City Municipality?

The new mayor of Buffalo City Municipality, as announced by the South African government via its official website, is no other than Xola Pakati. The executive mayor has had extensive experience in public service and had once provided

strategic oversight to Eastern Cape Liquor Board (ECLB) and the East London Industrial Development Zone (ELIDZ), Eastern Cape Parks and Tourism Agency(ECPTA), Eastern Cape Development Corporation(ECDC), Eastern Cape Gambling and Betting Board (ECGBB), and COEGA Development Corporation(CDC).

Who is the mayor of Port Elizabeth?

Port Elizabeth is run by no other than Eugene Johnson, a member of the ruling African National Congress.

What is the name of East London municipality?

The name of East London Municipality is Buffalo City.

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