Themba Godi

Nelson Themba Godi (born 10 August 1966 in Matsavana) is a South African politician and a former member of the National Assembly. As deputy parliamentary leader of the Pan-Africanist Congress of Azania, he was suspended by PAC's president, Motsoko Pheko, in September 2006.[citation needed] He the former chairperson of Parliament's key public accounts (Scopa) committee.[1][2]

He continued to serve as deputy leader of the PAC until the floor-crossing period of 2007, when he left the party with the PAC seat and formed the African Peoples' Convention on September 4, 2007.[3] He was joined by Mofihli Dikotsi, the PAC's Chief Whip in parliament, and two MPLs: Eastern Cape MPL Zingisa Mkabile and Gauteng MPL Malesela Ledwaba.[3] Godi was the first MP to cross the floor during the window period.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Msomi, S'thembiso (20 April 2010) Scopa: It's David vs Goliath--Minister's snub can't go unchecked, The Times (South Africa), Retrieved November 11, 2010 ("The David, in this case, is the multi-party Standing Committee on Public Accounts, chaired by the straight-talking Themba Godi," includes picture of Godi)
  2. ^ (8 May 2010) Gloves off for Scopa meeting, Daily Dispatch, Retrieved November 11, 2010
  3. ^ a b Keet, Jacques (4 September 2007). Godi leaves PAC for African People's Convention, Mail & Guardian, Retrieved November 11, 2010