Despite the majority of South African parliament members being older people who were part of the struggle, young people have begun taking interest in being the leaders of this country.
We look at the top four future leaders of South Africa. Let’s begin with the youngest member of parliament: Hlomela Bucwa
Hlomela Bucwa is the youngest MP in South Africa’s history, at the age of 24 a Democratic Alliance (DA) member gave a powerful speech about how the government has neglected young people“We find ourselves with a suppressive government that has failed its young people, that refuses to be corrected.”
At the age of 34, DA National Spokesperson Phumzile Van Damme is one of the young women in parliament fighting to make a name for herself, despite often being criticized by other politicians, she’s not letting that get in her way of being a leader and a role model to other women. Ms. Van Damme majored in Political Science and Law at Rhodes University. she was born in Manzini, Swaziland.
The United Democratic Movement (UDM) MP Nqabayomzi Kwankwa, from Eastern Cape, is a living proof that despite the background you come from,’Anyone can overcome hardships,” he said, adding that young people needed to remember that hardships did not last forever you can still become whatever you want to” A 36-year-old is a well-known politician won, the 2015 Outstanding International Leadership Award for his role in spreading the anti-xenophobia message.
We will be making the biggest mistake if we don’t include one of the most entertaining, powerful, outspoken Economic Freedom Fighter(EFF) leader. Mr, Julius Malema was born in and grew up in Seshego, Limpopo. Known for his notorious comments towards other politicians Mr, Malema is letting nobody from becoming a leader of this country like he has been described by both Zuma and the Premier of Limpopo Province as the “future leader” of South Africa.