The Vaal based young professional, Itumeleng Mpofu who features in the popular tv show called “One Day Leader” as candidate number 6.
This charismatic and optimistic leader says he draws leadership inspiration from the dusty township of Evaton North, where he was born and buttered.
He matriculated at Qedilizwe Secondary school where he served as the President of the Student Council. He then went further to study at the University of Cape Town where in 2016 he was voted the Head Student of Kopano Residence and Chairperson of the Student Residence Council.
“Leadership comes naturally to me as I am used to be given responsibility of small things from my high school days,” he says.
Itumeleng is also a charity ambassador for Lanxi, in China. He represents South African youth abroad on issues of youth activism. He is a philanthropist at heart.
Itumeleng is currently involved with ‘One Day Leader SA’ Season 5, a Leadership and debate reality show that airs on SABC 1 every Monday at 16:30. He uses the platform to showcase his ideas on how to move South Africa forward. – By Lerato Mahlangu