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Tokyo Sexwale, anti-apartheid fighter turned money man

February 23
01:43 2016

Tokyo Sexwale served prison time with Nelson Mandela and became a tycoon and politician, but none of that has boosted his attempt to become the first African to head FIFA. Sexwale — pronounced seh-wa-le — is likely to see defeat as just a minor setback in his extraordinary life as a survivor of South Africa's turbulent history. Born in Johannesburg's Soweto township, he became a radical student leader and earned his nickname 'Tokyo' for his love of karate.

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