Barely a week after being sworn in as a member of the provincial legislature in KwaZulu-Natal, the DA’s Mbali Ntuli has received international recognition for her role in politics with a nomination for a prestigious political award.
Ntuli, 31, is among 20 young politicians from around the world to be nominated for the One Young World Politician of the Year award for 2019, with five of the winners set to be announced by the end of June and be presented with the award at the One Young World 2019 Summit in London in October.
The other 19 nominees come from countries such as Sierra Leone, the United Kingdom, the United States of America, Malaysia, New Zealand, Iceland, India, Israel, Brazil, Sri Lanka, the Netherlands, Finland, Italy, Mexico, Ireland, France and Venezuela.
According to One Young World, the award was created to celebrate the most impressive, impactful, young politicians under 35 from around the world.
The five winners will be chosen based on the impact they are having on their community and how they used their position to benefit the lives of young people.