Zareef Minty voted One Day Leader season four Winner

2016-05-11 14:24

One Day Leader Aged 22, Zareef Minty was announced the winner of One Day Leader season four in the final episode last night. He takes home the prize of R350 000, compliments of the National Youth Development Agency which he says he will use towards furthering community based projects.

LLB student at the University of the Witwatersrand; Zareef is a thought leader and innovator. Zareef became the youngest national youth president in South African history at the age of 19. He ran in the 2014 national general elections where he was 5th on the party’s parliamentary candidates list. Zareef is a motivational speaker; he speaks at schools around South Africa. He also writes for the largest online news agency in South Africa called News 24, he contributes articles based on politics, law, business and current events nationally and globally. He also writes for Teen Zone which is a major teen magazine in South Africa, his articles and pieces are based on lighter topics like love, relationships and self-improvement.

He is the author of a book ‘Empire’ which is about the youth and their mind-set and teaches young people tips on how to improve their thoughts to attract positivity and success.  He started his own foundation ‘Zareef Minty Build a School Foundation’ which plans on building three schools in Limpopo by the end of 2017.  Zareef is a One Young World Ambassador for South Africa where he will represent the country in Bangkok later this year.  He has worked with organisations such as Reach For A Dream, UNICEF, United Nations Association of South Africa and many local hospitals in Klerksdorp.  Zareef recently joined Primestars Marketing as an ambassador in a line-up of ambassadors made up of huge influences and celebrities.

Let’s also congratulate contestants in season four Ludwekazi Ndlazi, Nandile Mlambo, Natasha Sesing, Sydney Madibo and Thamsanqa Pooe who are all future leaders of our beautiful country.  Together we will continue making a difference in South Africa!” said an overwhelmed Zareef.

One Day Leader season four was broadcast on SABC1 Mondays at 16h30 over the last 13 weeks.

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