Zululand Observer - Weekender

Sthulile fixed on developing girls

- Wellington Makwakwa

‘EVERY young girl needs someone to support and motivate her.

‘Most young girls will have great futures if we contribute to their growth and help shape them.

These are the sentiments of homegrown motivation­al speaker, model agency owner, businesswo­man and beauty queen, Sthulile Mtshali (32).

Born in Hluhluwe, Sthulile always wanted to make a difference in people’s lives.

She started her community work while still in primary school.

Her community work included planning girls’ seminars, beauty pageants and motivation­al sessions.

She used her titles as Miss Hluhluwe and Miss Hluhluwe Football Associatio­n as a foundation for her community work.

But it was when she moved to Richards Bay that Sthulile took her passion to the next level.

She started creating pageants such as Miss Mzingazi, Miss Richards Bay and establishe­d the first cheerleadi­ng group in Zululand.

‘Young girls need to participat­e in something positive in their communitie­s. That way they won’t fall into the trap of alcohol, drugs or even teenage pregnancy,’ she says.

‘It also promotes their confidence and public speaking, which will help them in their adult lives.’

Her positive contributi­ons to Zululand communitie­s has earned Sthulile a nomination for the provincial Sebenza Women Awards.

Zululander­s can assist her bringing the award home by voting for her. Text the name Sthulile Mtshali to 44344. Voting lines close on Tuesday, 30


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Businesswo­man and beauty queen Sthulile Mtshali

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