- Masechaba Ndlovu has been appointed as the official spokesperson for the Department of Sports, Arts & Culture
- Minister Nathi Mthethwa lauded the appointment as 'laying the foundation for greatness'
- Ndlovu's new position within the government has been well-received by citizens
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Sports, Arts and Culture Minister Nathi Mthethwa has announced Masechaba Ndlovu as the new department spokesperson.
Mthethwa commented on his pleasure over the new addition to his team in a post to social media:
"I am pleased to welcome Masechaba Ndlovu to the Department of Sports, Arts and Culture as my newly appointed Spokesperson. As a department, we know that you will play an integral part in executing our motto of "laying the foundation for greatness"."
The minister says Ndlovu is a seasoned media practitioner who has advocated both truth and justice:
"Masechaba Ndlovu is a Pan-African brand and a seasoned media practitioner who has played a significant role in the arts fraternity. As someone who possesses a passion for people, she has constantly been at the forefront of advocating for truth and justice."
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Mthethwa lauded his new spokesperson as a trailblazer and one of Africa's most influential women:
"My newly-appointed spokesperson is a dynamic trailblazer who has made an immense contribution towards the African media landscape and is one of the most influential women on the continent. The department looks forward to working with an eminent and diligent leader."
Ndlovu thanked the minister for the honour, saying that she was ready to serve South Africa:
"It is an honour and a privilege. I am ready to serve indeed."
Briefly.co.za reported that Ndlovu had launched an initiative to help those affected by crime after her own experiences, My Personal Lifeline, in an attempt to empower others:
"After one of the toughest years of my life, I have decided to take back my power. So can you."
Citizens mostly greeted this appointment with open arms, take a look at just a few of their reactions below:
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