Bongekile Radebe's words quoted by Trump at Mandela summit

Bongekile Radebe's words quoted by Trump at Mandela summit

Bongekile Radebe is a self-driven young woman from Randfontein. Bongekile has been involved in nation-building initiatives such as youth development programmes. She is considered an inspiring young influencer who has the future of South Africa in her heart.

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Bongekile shared with her followers that she was quoted by Ivanka Trump and the reaction was divided.

While some tweeps congratulated Bongekile and complimented her, others thought it was a bad thing to be quoted by Trump.

This morning in Washington @IvankaTrump mentioned my name & quoted my words at the opening of the Mandela Washington Fellowship Summit. An honour to be amongst incredible young African leaders @WashFellowship. From South Africa to The World
#MyMandelaLegacy
#Yali2018

South Africans were proud of Bongekile and her achievements and said so on Twitter:

@LisaMavundla - This is awesome. Keep shining Bongi✨
@phatoli_r - Proud moment right there. shine my loving star, shine across the borders of this nation.
@BrendaLArvizu - Excellent! You are an inspiration.

Others felt they should point out some of the things Ivanka Trump is accused of and felt she didn't mean to compliment Bongekile.

@zver223356 - Your achievements have nothing to do with #NepotismBarbie. Stop normalizing unqualified person like her. You are more qualified to hold the position than she will ever be.
@rodob - She would prefer if you were working for her, as a slave, she would never consider you an equal

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