Byline: Refeloe Letsoisa

07 October 2022

Thulani Mtsweni (24) born and bred in Embalenhle, Mpumalanga is a founder and chairperson of an NPO movement called Sekwanele Youth Empowerment with the help of Blue Eagles soccer team held a Gender Based Violence (GBV) march from Mandela section to The Breeze pub and restaurant  on Saturday, 10 September 2022.

Mr. Mtsweni grew up in a happy home living with both parents at extension 26, Embalenhle but realized that mothers, sisters and daughters are pleading for justice so he started a movement to help fight for justice.

He matriculated at Sizwakele Secondary School and furthered his studies at Gert Sibande (GS) College.

The movement was established in February 2015 and aims at fighting and tackling social issues such as gender based violence, rape and bullying.

Mr. Mtsweni established the movement after realizing the rise in cases of the three (3) social issues in the community of Embalenhle and felt like no one was doing anything about it.

“This bothered me every day hence I started this initiative to fight for justice of the victims around our community”, said Mr. Mtsweni. 

Mr. Mtsweni and Cynthia Mahlangu further explained how disappointed they were regarding the appearance of the community with joining the march.

“It has really proven that our people do not care about this kind of initiatives, they only they will take place is wen their close relative has been violated”, said Mr. Mtsweni.

Blue Eagles soccer team from Extension 26, Embalenhle