Mr Tsepo Winston Mhlongo

National Assembly
Party: Democratic Alliance on the National List
Constituency Office: Soweto East


082 727 5496 (constituency)

082 727 5496 (constituency)

135 Kgatsi street, Diepklooof, Zone 1. Soweto.

Member of the following committees

Portfolio Committee on Sport, Arts and Culture

Parliament Membership History

2014 to 2019

Political Leadership Background

I have a long history of school leadership involvement spanning almost three decades. I began by joining the SRC at Matseliso Secondary while a matric student. The SRC was a political student organisation that primarily focused on mobilising the youth. After completing my schooling I then went on to UNISA in 1996 to study for a BCom degree but had to drop out unfortunately due to financial constraints at home.

I have extensive and impeccable credentials as a community activist and am an astute politician, having served in the leadership of the SRC and civic movements. In the post-1994 political involvement under the new South African dispensation I saw myself grow even further in political stature. I joined the Democratic Party (DP) political structures in Soweto in 1998. This led to my unpopularity as it was not fashionable to be black and be associated with the DP at that time as it was seen as a white party.

I also played a pioneering role in introducing different Democratic Alliance (DA) branches in Soweto during the same period. I also participated in different committees where I served alongside many senior activist including Mr Wilson Shabangu and many other leading figures in South African politics. I steadily rose within the DA leadership ranks.

I have served in the structure since its inception in 2000 until my appointment as shadow candidate councilor for the Greater Johannesburg, representing Orlando East. In 2006 I was elected to be a DA PR Councilor in the City of Johannesburg. I have also served in The Regional Executive Committee of Johannesburg Region, Gauteng Provincial Executive Committee of the party and Federal Council.

Recently elected as regional chairperson of Johannesburg.


Currently pursuing a Postgraduate Diploma In Governance at the Wits School of Governance

2016: Wits School of Governance - Certificate in Governance and Public Leadership

2014: University of the Witwatersrand - Wits Business School - Certificate

2010: Wits School of Business Administration- Certificate program in Management development (Municipal Finance) 

2008: Witwatersrand University – Business School-Project Management Finance 

2008: Witwatersrand University – Business School - Finance for Non- Financial –Managers

2007: University of Johannesburg - Advance Certificate in Municipal Governance

2007: University of Johannesburg - Advance Certificate in Municipal Governance

1997:  Faithways Bible Training Centre - Advance Diploma in Ministerial Training


I like the outdoors, especially camping and playing soccer. I make an effort to run 10k at least once per month.

Past Committee Memberships

PC Land Reform 2014-2017

PC Sports and Recreation 2017-2019

Political Ideas / Achievements Goals & Ambitions for the country

I am willing to serve South African through hard work and I have a passion that drives my determination to serve the people of South Africa.

I am delighted to be a Member of @ParliamentofRSA. I am humbled to return, as this is my second term, and contribute towards rebuilding this country. South Africa belongs to all who live in it. I mean ALL. It is what I will be fighting for.