Profile of Solly Tshepiso Msimanga, Executive Mayor of Tshwane
Solly Tshepiso Msimanga was born on 16 July 1980 in Atteridgeville where he grew up and attended school. He matriculated from the Saulridge High School.
Msimanga holds a National Diploma in Marketing Management as well as a Bachelor of Accounting Sciences in Financial Accounting (BCompt) degree from the University of Pretoria.
Before he became a politician and upon becoming active in politics he held a number of senior management positions in the private sector. He held positions as National Lead Director and Gauteng Provincial Director.
He is a graduate of the Democratic Alliance Young Leaders Academy. He previously occupied the position of DA Gauteng Spokesperson for Sports in the Provincial Legislature and also served on the Education and the Economic Development Portfolio Committees. He is currently the DA Chairperson in the Gauteng North Region.
Msimanga and his wife Monde got married in 2006 and the couple has two young sons. He enjoys travelling, reading, listening to music and cooking and does a lot of charity work. He heads a charity organisation called the “Make Somebody’s Christmas a Merry One”, a project that donates groceries to the needy and poor families.