Times of Swaziland
5 August 2008
Ex-Pirates star ‘Tototo’ joins hot parly race
By MHLONISHWA MOTSA
MANZINI – Former Sihlangu goalkeeper Christopher ‘Tototo’ Khoza has dumped football for politics.
Khoza has been nominated to stand for elections as a member of parliament for the Manzini South inkhundla.
The aspiring politician was fired from the coaching seat by Moneni Pirates last week.
Coincidentally ‘Tototo’ was nominated at Moneni umphakatsi where he commands a lot of respect amongst the youth.
There were cheers when his name was raised and the youth gave him no chance as they made it clear that they expect him to stand. Khoza is a former Moneni Pirates player and coach; he shot to stardom in the early nineties when the Moneni buccaneers were at its peek.
He is well known for his outspoken nature and boldness in the field of play an element his supporters will be the right tonic in the august house.
The football loving Manzini South folks said he was their hope and will act as a spokesperson for the game of football.
Khoza said he was very much proud to be considered as one who can bring change to the society.
Khoza will however face stiff competition as he was nominated together with former senator Thandi Nxumalo and Ward 9 councillor Sthando Dlamini.
Other strong contenders who are for a parliament seat are Prince Mfanasibili and DJ Bling.