Yaya Mavundla on her transition journey: ‘I am a proud transgender woman’

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Yaya Mavundla is a transgender activist.
Yaya Mavundla is a transgender activist.

She sits on the edge of her bed in a bachelor pad north of Johannesburg.

Pure-white cotton sheets, white curtains, white couches and snow-white throws on the couch.“White is my favourite colour,” she says. “The colour of innocence and purity makes me feel like a pure lady.”

Yaya Mavundla (32) pops open a bottle of sparkling wine from her rack.

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