South Africa 14.6.2018 11:24 am

Papa Penny to run for ANC Limpopo chairperson

Papa Penny, also known as Eric Nkovani. Image: Twitter/@papapennyahee

Papa Penny, also known as Eric Nkovani. Image: Twitter/@papapennyahee

The musician and reality TV star hopes to see better representation of Tsonga leaders in government.

Eric Nkovani, affectionately known as Papa Penny, is currently a ward councillor in the Giyani Local Municipality. He now has his sights on running for the position of Limpopo ANC chairperson, Letaba Herald reports.

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In recent reports, Papa Penny said he wanted to end tribalism in the region because Tsonga people were discriminated against, especially in the provincial government.

The Tsonga diso king was a choirmaster at Mzansi Magic’s Clash of the Choirs, and had a successful reality show, Mzansi Magic’s Papa Penny Ahee.

Legendary artist Penny Penny performs during ANC’s continuous 105-year provincial celebrations on January 22, 2017 in Burgersfort, South Africa. Photo: Gallo Images / Antonio Muchave.

Papa Penny is adamant he can win back ANC votes if he runs for chairperson in the province.

Twitter fans seem to back his attempts, with one tweet saying if Trump can do it, so can Papa Penny.

https://twitter.com/GuguKaGugu/status/1006171704094314497

Others, however, were not so optimistic, with some even calling for the African National Congress (ANC) to close shop.

Despite his supporters and critics, Papa Penny believes his position as Limpopo ANC chair will sow the necessary seeds of change and unity. And he is bound to bring an interesting flair to politics in the region.

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