Durban - Member of the provincial legislature in KwaZulu-Natal, Mbali Ntuli has been awarded a prestigious international accolade for her role in politics.
The 31-year old-Democratic Alliance (DA) member is among 5 young politicians from around the world to win the Young World Politician of the Year Award for 2019. The award will be presented to her, alongside Juan Guaidó from Venezuela, Thórdís Gylfadóttir from Iceland, Hervé Berville from France and Magid Magid from United Kingdom, in October at a summit in London.
According to One Young World, the award was created to celebrate the most impressive, impactful, young politicians under 35 from around the world.
Ntuli has been chosen based on the impact she has on her community and her position in improving the lives of young people. She’s the only South African to have been shortlisted and honoured.
Ntuli has served as the Provincial Campaign’s Director for KwaZulu-Natal since 2018. Her former roles include DA Youth Chairperson, a councillor for the community of Inanda in the eThekwini Municipality, DA Youth Federal Leader. She has played a significant role in helping the DA grow its political base beyond its traditional strongholds in the province and also sits on the party's provincial committee for cooperative governance and traditional affairs.