Mzilikazi Wa Afrika Biography – Mzilikazi Wa Afrika Wiki
Mzilikazi wa Afrika is a South African investigative journalist, music producer and author. He started his journalism career in 1995 as a freelance reporter for the Witbank News in Mpumalanga.
He is the chairperson of the Forum for African Investigative Reporters (FAIR), an investigative journalism organisation with members from 36 different African countries. He also sits on the board of the Global Investigative Journalism Network (GIJN).
Mzilikazi made international headlines when he was arrested at work in August 2010 just three days after the Sunday Times exposed national police commissioner in a R1.7-billion lease scandal. He was the co-author of the story. Mzilikazi successfully sued the minister of police FOR wrongful arrest. In the settlement letter the minister admitted that his arrest was “wrongful and illegal.”
Mzilikazi and his colleagues at the Sunday Times investigations unit have uncovered and exposed a number of dodgy deals and corrupt politicians, including the government’s controversial arms deal saga that landed former ANC chief whip Tony Yengeni in jail and SAPS leases which forced the president to fire his public works minister, Gwen Mahlangu-Nkabinde, and national police commissioner Bheki Cele.
He was awarded two international scholarships to study in the UK and USA in recognition of his outstanding achievements in the field of journalism.
As a musician, songwriter and producer, he released a deep house album, The Icon, in 2008.
Mzilikazi Wa Afrika Age
He was born in Bushbuckridge, Mpumalanga, South Africa.
Mzilikazi Wa Afrika Real Name
In his tennage years, he found out that he was carrying a slave name, which was Leonard and he changed his name from Leonard to Mzilikazi.
Mzilikazi Wa Afrika Books
His memoir, entitled Nothing Left to Steal, was published on 4 August, 2014. His first novel is titled The Ugly Ones Are So Beautiful.
Mzilikazi Wa Afrika Quotes
“Both tears and sweat are salty, but they render a different result. Tears will get you sympathy; sweat will get you change.”
“I was born in a village where everyone was so poor but rich with love. Poverty was a deodorant we wore with pride.”
“No man can know where he is going unless he knows exactly where he has been and exactly how he arrived at his present place.”
“Be careful of good Samaritans who will offer you food when you are on diet and water when you are drowning.”
“Criticism, like rain, should be gentle enough to nourish a man’s growth without destroying his roots.”
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