Dali Mpofu Biography
Dali Mpofu is South African advocate and business executive serving as the President of Southern African Broadcasters Association. He was born Daluxolo Christopher Mpofu on 26th September 1962.
Dali Mpofu Education
He attended Mzomhle High School in Unite 1 of Mdantsane township in the Eastern Cape. In 1988, Mpofu completed his Bachelor of Procurement studies from the University of Witwatersrand, Johannesburg in Gauteng province. In 1992, he completed his LLB also from the University of the Witwatersrand in Johannesburg.
Dali Mpofu Age
He was born on 26th September 1962 in East London, South Africa. He is 56 years years old as of 2018.
Dali Mpofu Family| Dali Mpofu Wife and Children
The advocate is married to Mpumi Nxumalo who he married in 2004. He has four children with her: Sizwe Mpofu-Walsh, Letsema Mpofu, Mncedisi Mpofu and Zwekazi Mpofu.
Dali Mpofu Son
Mpofu has three sons and a daughter. His well known son, Sizwe Mpofu-Walsh who was born on 4 January 1989, is a South African author, musician and activist.
Dali Mpofu Political Career
He joined the African National Congress (ANC) in 1980. He served as Winni Madikizela-Mandela’s deputy on the Social Development Department of the African National Congress(ANC) before the 1994 General Election of South Africa.
In May 1992, he was dismissed from the position following the allegations of misappropriation of funds. In November 2013, he submitted a letter of resignation to the ANC’s Saxonwold branch 17 in the North of Johannesburg in the Gauteng province.
He cited disillusionment with the ANC as the reason for his departure, saying it [the ANC] was not the vehicle to deliver the economic freedom ordinary South Africans need to improve their lives.
He joined Julius Malema‘s newly founded Economic Freedom Fighter (EFF) and claimed that it [EFF] appealed to him because it provided “exciting opportunities” for a new political direction for South Africa.
In 2014, General Election of South Africa he was the Economic Freedom Fighters premier candidate for the Gauteng province although he did not win.
Dali Mpofu Business Career
After the African National Congress’ victory at the 1994 General Election, Dali did not hold any government position nor did he go to parliament under Nelson Mandela‘s administration or the subsequent administrations.
Down the years he has remained in the business sector and has held numerous positions, among them: Non-Executive Director of Thebe Securities (PTY) Ltd – now Thebe Stockbroking (Pty) Ltd; Director of ABB Powertech; Director of Battery Technologies (Pty) Ltd; Director of Rentech; Director of Powertech; Group Executive Director of Altron Group; Chairman of Utajiri Investments; and Director of Altech.
It is understood that ABB Powertech, Battery Technologies (Pty) Ltd, Powertech and Altech are sister companies and are subsidiaries of Allied Electronics Corporation Limited (Altron Group).
Dali Mpofu was the Advocate of the National Anti-Corruption Task Team since 1999 and Chairman of the National Anti-Corruption Forum since 2001.
In 2002, he became President of Electronic Industries Federation, a position he held until 2006. In 2004, he became the chairman of Victim Support South Africa/Business Against Crime and held that position until 2005.
In 2005, Mpofu held his most high profile post to date, becoming Group Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the South African Broadcasting Corporation (SABC) until 2009 when he was dismissed. His time at the SABC was marred by controversy and allegations of financial mismanagement, political interference and sidelining of his (and those of the group) critics.
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During the time when he was CEO of the SABC, Mpofu was also the Chairman of the board of Boxing South Africa – a post he also left in 2008 to focus on the SABC.
Also in 2005, he became a Council Member of the International Marketing Council of South Africa, a position he has held since. In 2006, he became the Chairman of the board of Proudly South African and President of Southern African Broadcasters Association; he still holds both of these positions to this day.
He is also an Acting Judge for the Labour Court of South Africa and Chairman of the ICT BEE Charter Working Group.
Dali Mpofu Career
- 2006 – Present: Board Chair of Proudly South African.
- 2006 – Present: President of Southern African Broadcasters Association.
- 2005 – Present: Council Member of International Marketing Council of South Africa.
- Chairman of ICT BEE Charter Working Group.
- Acting Judge at Labour Court of South Africa
- 2005 – 2008: Group Chief Executive Officer at South African Broadcasting Corporation.
- 2005 – 2008: Board Chair of Boxing South Africa.
- 2004 – 2005: Chairman of Victim Support SA, Business Against Crime.
- 2002 – 2006: President of Electronic Industries Federation.
- 2001 – Present: Chairman of National Anti-Corruption Forum.
- Director at ABB Powertech.
- Non-Executive Director at Thebe Securities.
- Director at Altech
- Chairman at Utajiri Investments.
- Group Executive Director at Corporate Affairs, Altron Group.
- 1999 – Present: Advocate at National Anti-Corruption Task Team
- Director at Powertech.
- Director at Rentech.
- Director at Battery Technologies (Pty) Ltd.
Dali Mpofu Awards
- IT Personality of the Year Award, Computer Society of South Africa.
- 2004: Businessperson of the Year, BBQ magazine, Black Business Quarterly.
Dali Mpofu Net Worth | Dali Mpofu Salary
The advocate has an estimated net worth of $ 7.8 Million and earns a salary of $15,000 per month.
Advocate Dali Mpofu Contact Details
- Tel: 011-282 3700
- Email: [email protected]
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Dali Mpofu representing Krejcir’s bid to get out of SA jail
Published: 1 September 2018
The notorious Czech gangster wants to serve out the remainder of his long sentence in his home country.
A report in the Saturday Star has revealed that Czech fugitive and convicted criminal Radovan Krejcir has assembled a team of some of the best legal minds in the country in his attempt to get back to the Czech Republic and out of jail in South Africa.
Among his lawyers is advocate Dali Mpofu of the EFF.
Krejcir’s family claims that the department of correctional services has curtailed the fugitive’s right to contact his legal team by phone. Prison authorities reportedly investigated how Krejcir had earlier been able to give an interview to EWN about the “inhumane conditions” he’s allegedly being kept in from behind bars. They have since apparently tightened up security around him.
In that interview, he claimed there was a major conspiracy to keep him behind bars, which started after he apparently paid R2.5 million to a “high-profile politician’s son”.
He claimed he was framed for crimes he didn’t commit.
He is currently serving an effective 35-year sentence for attempted murder, kidnapping and drug dealing and has repeatedly tried to escape from jail since he was first sentenced four years ago.
Krejcir’s attorney Jeff Mendelson confirmed to the Saturday paper that he had been unable to reach his client by phone, alleging that numerous attempts to reinstate Krejcir’s contact privileges had been refused.
The department, however, reportedly dismissed these allegations, although the paper alleges they have seen emails from the prison head saying Krejcir can only be consulted in person.
Krejcir and his family want him to serve the remainder of his sentence in his home country.
Earlier this year, the Kempton Park Magistrate’s Court ruled he could be extradited. Mpofu and Eric Mabuza, who also represents suspended Sars commissioner Tom Moyane, have reportedly been lobbying Justice Minister Michael Masutha to let Krejcir go.
“He now no longer wishes to appeal, challenge or resist the request for his extradition. He is willing to serve the 15-year term of imprisonment imposed on him by the authorities in the Czech Republic as well as to face the new charges therein,” the letter from Mabuza to Masutha reportedly reads.
His advocates argue that it is costing too much to imprison Krejcir here, with the figure running to as high as an alleged R200 million.
Mabuza and Mpofu are likely to go to court to compel the minister to make the decision, as they said they had not had a response from him.