Briefly.co.za shared the inspirational story of Bright Hlongwane previously and we provide an update now as he represented South Africa at the United Nations.
Briefly.co.za previously reported on the remarkable Bright Hlongwane, who is already the CEO of his own media company at the age of 22.
We also revealed that he received a personal invite from the United Nations to speak at the 2019 United Nations Economic and Social Council Youth Forum.
Hlongwane was excited for his trip to New York in the US.
As if we needed more reasons to beam with pride, Hlongwane took the bold decision to deliver his speech while wearing traditional attire.
Twitter user, @Silindelo_M, shared a short video clip of Hlongwane walking down the street in New York City as he prepared himself for the momentous occasion.
Inspired by his heritage, Hlongwane rocked his animal skin attire while walking barefoot.
Tweeps heaped praise on the young man, but some were bemused by the lack of reaction of the American citizens in the background.
One or two people shared their reservation, but the majority were touched by Hlongwane’s show of patriotism.
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