Mr Godi was born 10 August 1966 in a village called Matsabana, near Bushbuckridge in Mpumalanga. He is one of the founding members of the African People’s Convention (APC) that was established in 2007. He joined the Pan Africanist Congress (PAC) while studying teaching at the University of the North (now known as the University of Limpopo). He has served as ordinary member and a leader before forming the APC in 2007. He practiced teaching until 2000, when he became a fulltime organiser for the APC. Mr Godi became a Member of Parliament in 2004 and sat in Portfolio Committees such as Trade and Industry, Labour, Social Development, and Education. He became the Chairperson for the Standing Committee on Public Accounts (SCOPA) in February 2005.
For more about Mr Godi, read his blog post.
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Deputy Chairperson, comrades and hon members, I dedicate my speech to the memory of the fallen of Langa and Sharpeville; to the memory of Robert Mangaliso Sobukwe; and to the memory of about 30 000 marchers who came to the gates of hell, demanding to see the devil himself.
Speaker, I think, as an addition to what other members have said, I would like to say that it would be a useful lesson for us to ask ourselves how we factor in the Rules and safeguarding mechanisms so that we don't have to come to this again. [Applause.]