DA ward councillor – Buffalo City Municipality (councillor for ward 4 which includes Selborne, Vincent, Berea and Cambridge among others)
What motivates you to achieve more in life?
A: To feel a sense of accomplishment and by knowing that I have made a difference in a good way.
What keeps you grounded?
A: My faith, my love for God, my children and serving with humility.
Who is your role model?
A: Oh, that changes from time to time because nothing in life is constant. Mother Theresa remains my all-time favourite.
What is your motto in life?
A: I have quite a few but what comes to mind lately is: “Don’t live the same day every day … do something different and meaningful”.
What do you value most?
A: I value my happiness. A happy person creates as happy home and a happy work environment and then life is so much easier.
What book are you currently reading?
A: I started reading The Other Side of the Moon by Olive Schreiner a few months ago, but I am still stuck in the first chapter. Council documents and reports are now my latest reading material.
What would you like to see change in our country?
A: I would like to see a change in government. I would like to see leaders with integrity bringing meaningful change to the lives of ordinary people by creating an open-opportunity society for all.
What is your favourite family destination in East London?
A: East London is known for its beautiful beaches and a walk on Nahoon Beach with my children is the ultimate stress reliever.
What is your favourite place to eat in East London?
A: It would certainly be Grazia. Not only for their fine food but I love the ambiance they create and the service is always excellent.