Gauteng – Popular musician and Western Cape Province native, Ringo Madlingozi says his music has always reflected his political aspirations for his fans and supporters – the black African people.
Speaking exclusively to Local Voices from the National Results Center in Pretoria today, Madlingozi said he is elated by the performance of his political party; the Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF).
Madlingozi is on the EFF’s parliament list. This means he could be one of the people representing the party in South Africa’s sixth democratic parliament as MP.
“The seven cardinal pillars of the EFF talk to me. The dignity that EFF is talking about as a people, is what I’ve been singing about in all my music. The people who know my music will know and understand that I am right where I’m supposed to be,” said Madlingozi.
After 96% of the votes were counted on Friday evening, figures showed that the EFF had almost doubled its support from the 6% it attained in May 2014. This means the party could increase the number of parliament seats from its current 25; providing a real opportunity for Madlingozi to serve in national politics.
Madlingozi is the second popular entertainer to sit on the high ranks of the EFF. Actor Fana Mokoena, who has shared the big screen with many famed actors including Brad Pitt, became an EFF MP in 2014. (Edited by Philile Masango)