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.
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
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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