He became the chairperson of the ANC in the PWV region in 1991, a position he held until his resignation in late 1997.After the South African elections in April 1994, Sexwale was elected as the first premier of the new PWV Province (renamed Gauteng Province in December 1994).Once Thabo Mbeki appeared as the favourite candidate, both Sexwale and Ramaphosa left politics to follow successful careers as businessmen.On 7 January 2007, The Sunday Times reported that Sexwale was campaigning for a leadership position within the ANC, which would have put him in position to replace Thabo Mbeki as President of South Africa in 2009.He was subsequently appointed the head of special projects, reporting to the ANC's military headquarters.In September 1990, he was elected as a member of the executive committee of the ANC in the Pretoria-Witwatersrand-Vereeniging (PWV) region.
We’re not where we’re supposed to be."Tokyo was talking to DRUM at the launch of the Mandela Remembrance Walk and Run.Sexwale grew up amid the turmoil of the black township's upheaval, and graduated from Orlando West High School in 1973.Sexwale became a member of the Steve Biko's Black Consciousness Movement in the late 1960s and became a local leader of the radical South African Students' Movement.After the 1994 general election—the first fully democratic election in South Africa—Sexwale became the Premier of Gauteng Province.He served in the government of South Africa as Minister of Human Settlements from 2009 to 2013.Upon his return to South Africa in 1976, Sexwale was captured after a skirmish with the South African security forces and, along with 11 others, was charged and later convicted of terrorism and conspiracy to overthrow the government after an almost two-year-long trial in the Supreme Court of South Africa in Pretoria.After his release, Sexwale returned to Johannesburg, where he served as head of the public liaison department of the African National Congress Headquarters.This year the event will include a 10km run in addition to the 5km walk.“It's a gesture to runners as they have been neglected in the past.The symbolism behind the walk is our walk through life.”“Let's walk together in honour of Madiba, for the peace and prosperity of our country and for the preservation of the values and principles of Nelson Mandela."Sexwale said the ANC must make sure it doesn’t elect corrupt leaders as it has before.Nelson Mandela Foundation trustee and former housing minister Tokyo Sexwale is pained by South Africa today and says it’s not the one he envisaged while imprisoned with Nelson Mandela."The situation we find ourselves in is bad.It's not the one I had in mind in the 15 years l spent with Madiba on Robben Island."I support the children who are fighting for better education. This is something which was supposed to be sorted out a long time ago," the businessman said.