Dali Mpofu (born September 26, 1962) is a 59 year old South African lawyer, politician, businessman, and philanthropist.
Mpofu is one of the crème de la crème of society and one of the notable South African politicians who has not only made a name for himself in politics but in business as well. However, both his political and business pursuits have not been hitch-free as many controversies surround his career.
How Old is Dali Mpofu Now?
Dali Mpofu, whose real name is Christopher Daluxolo Mpofu, is 59 years old this year. He was born on September 26, 1962, in East London.
Is Dali Mpofu Zimbabwean?
Dali Mpofu is not a Zimbabwean but a South African national. Christopher Daluxolo Mpofu is a brilliant and intelligent South African lawyer and politician. He has served his country in many ways including being the National Chairperson of the Economic Freedom Fighters some years back and to date, he continues to be an active member of the party.
Dali Mpofu’s Qualifications
Dali Mpofu attended Mzomhle High School in the Eastern Cape for his high school studies. After his high school education, he proceeded to complete his studies at the University of Witwatersrand.
He received his Bachelor’s Degree in Procurement Studies from the University of Witwatersrand in 1988. Dali is also known to have returned to the same university to pursue his LLB degree, which he achieved in 1991.
Dali Has Had A Controversial Legal Career
In 2021, Mpofu represented Tom Moyane, however, during the trial, he cautioned the former Public Enterprises Minister Pravin Gordhan in a manner that did not please the court. Mpofu was later found in violation of ethics by the Johannesburg Society of Advocates for telling his colleague Michelle le Roux to keep quiet during the trial.
During Jacob Zuma’s corruption trial, Dali Mpofu represented him in a number of appeals and postponement applications. He has claimed that these are part of a Stalingrad legal defense that has caused the case to be postponed for nearly two decades.
More so, he represented Busisiwe Mkhwebane in her application to prevent Parliament and Cyril Ramaphosa from firing her as Public Protector. A parliamentary panel found sufficient information that supports prima facie proof of incompetence, according to the report. However, Mkhwebane’s suspension, according to Dali Mpofu, would be injurious to her reputation, dignity, and self-worth.
In 2017, Mpofu was elected to the South African Judicial Service Commission for a term and was re-elected for a second term in 2019. Although his tenure ended in 2021, he was given permission to stay on to maintain the continuity of the JSC’s procedures.
Dali Mpofu Has Waded into South African Politics Several Times
Dali Mpofu entered politics in the early 1980s when he joined South Africa’s African National Congress (ANC). Due to the fact that he deputized Winnie Madikizela-Mandela in the political party’s Social Development Department during his early days in politics, he was able to access the inner workings of the political sphere in South Africa.
He would eventually leverage it to create a political and business career in the years that followed. Dali went on to be a member of the African National Congress for several years until he was asked to quit the party owing to suspicions of fund misappropriation. After leaving the party, he became a member of the Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF).
In the 2014 general election in South Africa, the ambitious politician ran for office for the province of Gauteng but did not emerge as the winner.
Dali Mpofu’s Other Accomplishments
Since his failed attempt to win the political position he was vying for, Dali has opted to focus more on business, and thus far, he has had a lot of success in that aspect. It is also gathered that Dali Mpofu was appointed president of the Southern African Broadcasters Association in 2005. He stepped down in 2009 after serving the organization for four years.
Dali’s decision to shift his concentration to business has amassed a long list of accomplishments as he has also held prominent positions in a number of South African business organizations. Some of his notable positions include:
- He is the Chair of Proudly South African; Boxing South Africa’s Board of Directors
- Dali is a member of the ICT BEE Charter Working Group
- He is a member of the board of Utajiri Investments
- Mpofu is a member of Victim Support SA and Business Against Crime
- He was president of the Southern African Broadcasters Association and a member of the South African International Marketing Council
- He holds the position of Director at ABB Powertech
- Dali Mpofu is the Chairman of the National Anti-Corruption Forum at Powertech
- He is the President of the Electronic Industries Federation
- He also serves on the board of directors of Thebe Securities as a non-executive director
- He is a director at Altech, Battery Technologies (Pty) Ltd
- Dali Mpofu is also a Rentech
- He is also an advocate for the National Anti-Corruption Task Team
- He is the Altron Group’s group executive director of Corporate Affairs
Dali Mpofu’s Marriage
Dali Mpofu’s personal life is a fairy tale as he is married to the love of his life, Mpumi Nxumalo. The pair married in 2004 and are the proud parents of four children – Sizwe Mpofu-Walsh, Mncedisi Mpofu, Letsema Mpofu, and Zwekazi Mpofu. His son Sizwe, a singer, author, and activist is the most well-known of his children.
Dali Mpofu’s Net Worth
According to sources, the well-known businessman cum politician has a net worth of an estimated $7.8 million. This figure was arrived at after taking into consideration his many streams of income as a lawyer, politician, and businessman.
How Much is Dali Mpofu’s Salary?
Given his sumptuous net worth, Dali Mpofu definitely earns a large salary as an attorney. It is also obvious that he makes a tidy sum from all his numerous ventures, however, the exact amount he earns as salary remains unknown.