Amandla to the new generation: 4 of South Africa's youngest MPs

Amandla to the new generation: 4 of South Africa's youngest MPs

A new generation has raised their hands and taken seat in Parliament after being sworn in this week and we took a closer look at the new young faces.

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For far too long South Africans have been complaining about the country being run by an "old-age home". However, Mzansi received a breath of fresh air when several youngster were sworn in as Members of Parliament this week.

Briefly.co.za decided to take a look at four of the youngest MPs who have a bright political future ahead of them.

1. ANC's Botshabelo Ntsube

At just 20, Botshabelo Ntsube is officially the youngest MP in South Africa. He was sworn in on Thursday after attending orientation in Cape Town on 21 May, Eyewitness News reported.

Ntsube, who hails from Botshabelo in the Free State, graduated grade 12 in 2018 and is currently studying towards a degree in Education in Bloemfontein.

2. DA's Sibongiseni Ngcobo

Sibongiseni Ngcobo was sworn in as the DA's youngest Member of Parliament on Wednesday. The Philosophy, Politics and Law graduate is only 23-years-old.

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3. EFF's Naledi Chirwa

The EFF's Naledi Chirwa, 25, were one of the prominent figures in the #FeesMustFall protest three years ago.

Chirwa was studying drama at the University of Pretoria but her passion for free education saw her getting suspended. Now, she works as the media and communications officer for the EFF student command, Times LIVE reported.

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4. ANC's Nompendulo Mkhatshwa

Nompendulo Mkhatshwa shared her fellow MP, Naledi Chirwa's, passion for free education and she too was noticed in the 2016 #FeesMustFall protest.

However, the 25-year-old has never been shy about her love for the ANC and she joined the ruling party.

Mkhatshwa Mkhatshwa was the leader of the SRC at Wits University, where she studied towards a BSc degree.

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Source: Briefly.co.za

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