Mr Gardee became involved in politics from 1985. He was part of the ANC in Botswana when he was exiled from South Africa for being involved in student uprisings. Mr Gardee has a Higher National Diploma in Accounting and Auditing. When he returned to SA, he worked for the ANC before joining the EFF. Mr Gardee is the Commissar responsible for Mobilisation, Campaigns and Special Projects of the Economic Freedom Fighters.