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South African named one of Queen’s Young Leaders

Jetting off to London to receive an award from Queen Elizabeth II herself - how incredible!

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That is the reality of 23-year-old Sethu Mbuli from King Williamston in the Eastern Cape.

She has been working to develop new ways to end the stigma of albinism in South Africa and is actively contributing to the improvement of her societies.

Sethu along with Thamsanqa Hoza have been selected as one of the change-makers in the world who is part of the Queen’s Young LeadersProgramme class of 2018.

This prestigious programme discovers, celebrates and supports exceptional young people from across the Commonwealth who will in turn leave a lasting legacy for her Majesty the Queen.

When The Late Show’s Carla Mackenzie asked Sethu what her first words to the Queen would be she said: "I’ll probably be speechless, but I have a few months to think of what to say!"


Prince Harry congratulated the inspiring group of young leaders.

We commend Sethu and Hoza for their effort and courage!

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