ST Mary’s Hospital clinic, Lindie Mthethwa-Cebekhulu, is a semi-finalist in the Mrs South Africa competition.
Mthethwa-Cebekhulu said her journey as a semi-finalist began on March 5, where she was virtually announced on the official Mrs South Africa Instagram page, along with other women from across South Africa.
In 2020, she won the SA Weddings Bride of the Year award and with that status she decided to enter the Mrs South Africa competition for 2022.
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Mrs South Africa is a journey built on the pillars of self-development, community work, networking and business, and has earned a reputation for connecting like-minded women and equipping them for success in all areas of their lives. .
The Pinetown resident said she started participating in pageants as a teenager.
“I love modeling because it gives you self-confidence, personal development, and you can empower and uplift the community that I’m passionate about,” she said.
Currently, Mthethwa-Cebekhulu runs a program that helps parents with disabled children.
“Most parents I know feel discouraged and others believe that giving birth to a child with disabilities is a curse that is not true.
“What I do, I counsel parents and assess children at an early age, other disabilities can be corrected when diagnosed early or if not, we can point parents in the right direction and that child can be directed in the right direction. correct road. ,” she said.
She said she also tries to find the children a space in the special needs school that can cater to that disability.
“In December I organize Christmas parties. Most of the children I work with are cared for by their grandparents.
“For them, receiving gifts is a big thing and it puts a smile on their face,” he said.
In addition to modeling and giving back to the community, Mthethwa-Cebekhulu said she enjoys choral music, going to church and traveling.
To help Highway residents get to the finalist, the public can vote by texting ‘Lindie Mthethwa’ to 47587, the SMS costs R3.
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