Dr Tshenuwani Farisani was born and raised in Limpopo. He is married and is a father. He is passionate community developer and played a crucial role in the spiritual upliftment of the community as a pastor, dean and Deputy Bishop. He loves sports and enjoys soccer, boxing and swimming, and athletics.
Dr Farisani obtained his junior and senior degrees from the University of South Africa, and his PhD from the Graduate Theological Union and University of California, Berkeley in the United States of America. He was involved in the liberation struggle at a young age and was detained in several prisons in different provinces. In his quest to attain freedom and justice, he served and presided in several liberation movement structures During the Truth and Reconciliation (TRC) process, he was recognized as a victim of the Apartheid regime.
Dr Farisani served in the first Democratic Government from 1994 to 2010, during which he played a pivotal role in the transformation process, as the member of several portfolio committees, including Correctional Services and Arts and Culture. He has also served as a Chancellor in two (2) FET colleges in Limpopo
He is the author of three books: Diary from a South African Prison; Justice in my tears; In Transit between the Image of God and The Image of Man. He also participated in four documentaries. Dr Farisani has travelled extensively reaching out to the international community, in various continents including Asia, North America and Africa in pursuit of liberation goals.