Cornelius Jansen van Rensburg

Suspended national youth leader, Freedom Front Plus

Early May this year, Cornelius Jansen van Rensburg was suspended from his post as the national youth leader for the Freedom Front Plus. His offence? He told everyone who would listen that he would push for a vote of no confidence against the group's leader after Pieter Mulder took the position of deputy minister of agriculture, forestry and fisheries in the ANC-led government. Jansen van Rensburg believes that you should stick to your principles; especially when it least suits you. And this was his time to do just that. Prior to his suspension, he was actively involved in seeking creative ways to shine a light on the issues important to the political party's youth. "Mix a party with a party,� he says. Jansen van Rensburg is in his final year of study as a MCom financial management student. He is a part-time councillor with the City of Tshwane's metropolitan municipality and a broker at a leading financial services company. � Jane Steinacker

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