Dali Mpofu (born Christopher Daluxolo Mpofu; 26 September 1962 in East London) is a South African lawyer and politician. He has occupied several notable positions in the South African political scene.

It is worth mentioning that he was the president of the SABC until 2009. His participation in politics could be traced back to the ’80s when he joined African National Congress (ANC). 

During his early days in politics, he deputized Winnie Madikizela-Mandela on the Social Development Department of the political party. Ever since he has managed to build his political and business career.


Dali Mpofu biography
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NameDali Mpofu
Full nameChristopher Daluxolo Mpofu
Born26 September 1962 (age 59 years)
East London, South Africa
NationalitySouth African
EducationProcurement studies
Alma materUniversity of Witwatersrand
WifeMpumi Nxumalo
ChildrenSizwe Mpofu-Walsh, Mncedisi Mpofu, Letsema Mpofu, Zwekazi Mpofu
ProfessionLawyer and politician
Net worth$7.8 million


His date of birth is 26 September 1962 and the place of birth is in East London, South Africa. Dali Mpofu is 59 years old.


The notable businessperson had his high school education at Mzomhle High School, the Eastern Cape. After graduating, he furthered his academic pursuit at the University of Witwatersrand.

In 1988, he graduated from the university with a Bachelor’s Degree in Procurement studies. He returned to the same higher institution to study LLB and completed the program in 1991.


Dali Mpofu is married to Mpumi Nxumalo. The couple exchanged their marital vows in 2004 and their union is blessed with children. 

They are proud parents of four children; Sizwe Mpofu-Walsh, Mncedisi Mpofu, Letsema Mpofu, and Zwekazi Mpofu. Of all his children, his son Sizwe is the most popular and is a musician, author, and activist.


Dali spent several years in the African National Congress. Following some allegations of fund misappropriation, he was asked to leave his post.

After he left the party, he became a member of another political party Economic Freedom Fighter (EFF). In the General Election that took place in 2014, Dr. Mpofu did not win the post he contested for – the Gauteng province.

Since then, Dali shifted his focus to business and has recorded many achievements so far. 

In 2005, he managed to bag one of the biggest roles in his career at the SABC and served until 2009. During his four years tenure, he served as the CEO.

He has also held notable positions in several organizations in South Africa. He serves as the Board Chair at Proudly South African; Boxing South Africa.

Dali serves as chairman at the ICT BEE Charter Working Group Group; Utajiri Investments; Victim Support SA, Business Against Crime.

He occupied the position of president at Southern African Broadcasters Association and member of the International Marketing Council of South Africa.

He serves as Director at ABB Powertech; Powertech Chairman of National Anti-Corruption Forum and president of Electronic Industries Federation.

Dali is a director at Powertech Chairman of the National Anti-Corruption Forum. He is also a non-executive director at Thebe Securities.

He occupies the positions of director at Altech; Battery Technologies (Pty) Ltd; Rentech Advocate at National Anti-Corruption Task Team.

He serves as the group executive director at Corporate Affairs, Altron Group.

Net worth

According to Briefly, Dali receives a salary of about USD 15,000 (R224,000). The news site further reports that the renowned businessman has an estimated net worth of around USD 7.8 million. As an advocate, he receives a huge salary which has contributed to his net worth.