Naledi Chirwa (born 22 July 1993) is a South African activist, politician, actress and member of the Economic Freedom Fighters serving as a member of parliament.
She is popularly known for the #RememberKhwezi and #FeesMustFall campaigns.
Naledi Chirwa Age
Chirwa was born on 22nd July 1993 in Vosloorus, Gauteng, South Africa. She is 26 years old as of 2019.
Naledi Chirwa Early Life
She was born to a Malawian father and Zimbabwean mother. She was raised by her grandmother and mother in Mamelodi, east of Pretoria.
Her first exposure to politics was in 2010 when she became SRC deputy president at Tshwane North College.
Naledi Chirwa Education
Chirwa had her secondary education at Mamelodi Secondary School. She graduated top of her year group and district D4 in Tshwane with 5 distinctions.
This made the Tshwane District Municipality award her for Diligence and Academic Excellence.
She went on to the University of Pretoria where she obtained a Bachelor of Arts degree in Drama.
In 2012, she was specially awarded by the Economics Faculty of The University of Pretoria awarded her for Community Involvement, Academic Excellence and Performance
While at the University of Pretoria, she arrested and suspended from school following the #FeesMustFall campaign that held between 2015 and 2016. She had her Master’s degree in BA Drama and Film Studies from Witwatersrand University.
She became an activist in 2014 at the age of 20 years. Chirwa joined the Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) and later became the media and communications officer for the student command.
She has since been instrumental in various campaigns including #RememberKhwezi and #FeesMustFall. She is a member of the National Assembly for the EFF.
Naledi Chirwa Nationality
In March 2020, Chirwa’s nationality was questioned by a twitter user who alleged that her Malawian family had obtained South African citizenship through fraudulent means.
There was an unverified claim that her family supplied whoonga to drug dealers.
The allegations received a lot of reactions from social media users with many of them defending Chirwa and stating that it was xenophobic to question an individual’s identity based on differing political views.
One day I will make a thread on how Malawian Naledi Chirwa's family fraudulently obtained South African citizenship, I will also shake the tables an expose thier involvement in Nyawupe/whunga business in South Africa pic.twitter.com/lCNpM8g5nY
— Lerato Pillay (@uLerato_pillay) March 8, 2020
Naledi Chirwa Son
Naledi Chirwa is a single mother. She gave birth to her son at the age of 22 years.