Socialite, Politician, Sports Administrator, One of the founding members of the Democratic Party, Former ANC Member of Parliament and South African Ambassador to Greece
Jannie Momberg was born in Cape Town, Stellenbosch on the 27th July 1938 and matriculated at Paul Roos Gymnasium. He later studied at Stellenbosch University where he is reputed to have been a ladies’ man, a socialite and-rebel. It is believed that as a young man he befriended B. J. Vorster’s daughter, thereby developing a close relationship with the party’s Head. As a result of being a motor-mouth, Momberg was then nicknamed “Jan Bek”.