Howard Zondo Finally Launched His Book; Mamelodi West
Howard Zondo, the author of Young Black and Powerful launched his first book (Young Black and Powerful) today at Mamelodi West community hall in A5.
Students from his school, J Kekana, teachers, guests from the community and others from Rustenburg and Middleburg came to attend the event and gave their full support to him. All his first 30 books published were sold today. The department of sports and recreation and Tshwane were also part of the people who purchased his book. His family, The Zondo’s including his mother Evelyn Ndlovu and brother Justice Zondo, uncle and his two sisters were at the event to support him. Other people who had an impact in his life were also there.
His family, The Zondo’s including his mother Evelyn Ndlovu and brother Justice Zondo, uncle and his two sisters were at the event to support him. Other people who had an impact in his life were also there to support and celebrate his achievements.
During the event, guests presented their speech
People who had an impact in his life were also at the event giving their speeches and motivating the public. People such as his mentor, Thulani, Sam Mphahlele. He believes that every person in the world has a purpose of contributing to humanity. During his speech, he spoke about how people can find their contributions.
Young inspirations, motivational speakers, brand ambassadors, business owners, leaders and authors such as Gomolemo Mara Bogopane, co founder of Perls Africa, leader, motivational speaker from Rustenburg shared his speech to the youth that what defines the youth is not their age or colour of their skin but the role they play in the society.
“First Lady” Miss inspiration teen 2017 2nd Princess, Co-founder of Fresh and brand ambassador, Letlotlo Matabane was also there to inspire young people and to tell about her brand. She is regarded as the first lady to have her own brand in Pretoria.
Social entrepreneur, Phumulani Mngomezulu from Middleburg specialising in corporate branding, owns his own business. He also described Howard as a young powerful young man and spoke about the business that matters to the community. one of his quotes “Invest time in helping other people, put yourself in someone else’s story and help”.
J Kekana deputy principal described Howard as a young person and powerful pupil. “It has been tough throughout the journey so, in the end, we are not saying is it’s over, we say raise up the flag, know that you have been raised at JK. All this happened because there has been a teacher in your life, keep up the good work, represent the school”, said Betty Lebelo the school’s deputy principal.
Editor of Young Black and Powerful, motivational speaker and an entrepreneur, Mmatepeng Temane, said that the book is her life, describing herself as passionate about young people. “We all have the power to change things that we don’t like, I’d like to thank the family for supporting and understanding their son’s journey and Howard to believe in himself”, said Mmatepeng Temane.
At the end of the event
His youngest brother, Justice Zondo came to pass gratitude to the organisers. He described his brother as a strong character and always a challenge. “As a family, we are honoured, Mamelodi is blessed with young people with talents, I’d like to thank everyone for their support, we fully support people in the community and I urge that they shouldn’t choose the wrong people”, said Justice Zondo. Howard spoke about his book and also thanked everyone who has supported him through out and who came today, he also handed out gifts to show them how grateful he was.
Howard is expecting to write more books and more launch is to come.
By: Fortunate Machaba