In May 2014, McKenzie launched the Patriotic Alliance political party. Later that year, he launched a political party designed to represent the truth in the 2014 South African elections. McKenzie's homepage on the Patriotic Alliance website has two images of him at the ANC's first press conference of the 1994 election. He has said that he is in charge of the party's foreign affairs.
A 1985 photo of McKenzie given to a security company at the time McKenzie was invited to speak at a school program in South Africa. McKenzie was offered the speaking opportunity after grasping the hand of a boy at the school.
McKenzie has admitted that he was linked to a South African gang during his time in the 1980s. In June 2018, it was alleged by McKenzie that revelations about his role in the classified criminal activities of the apartheid government in the 1980s led to his HIV status being exposed. McKenzie has said that the medical community and the government have long known his HIV status.
McKenzie started his business activities in the 1980s, and moved his operations to Cape Town after the advent of democracy in South Africa in 1994. He was previously involved with local gangs in the Western Cape and later organized crime syndicates. In 1992, McKenzie robbed a house for 45,000 Rand.
In December 2013, McKenzie was charged and later convicted of rape and sexual assault of two lesbian women in a Johannesburg hotel in December 2013. On the day of his arrest, McKenzie approached a police officer and told him he was the one pictured in the 1989 police photo with the then-unknown South African women's rights activist, Helen Joseph. McKenzie's organization on its website claims that reports of the rape had been \"manufactured\" to discredit him.In 2014, he was charged with rape again based on a different set of allegations. 7211a4ac4a