THE Zanu-PF Women’s League in Bulawayo has appointed prominent choreographer, dancer and musician Sandra Ndebele as the Bulawayo representative for Young Women for Economic Development.
The Young Women for Economic Development was launched a week ago by First Lady Auxillia Mnangagwa in Harare. It describes itself as an apolitical platform for young women to push for economic opportunities and empowerment.
Among the artistes who joined the platform including social media comedienne Felistas Murata, popularly known as Mai TT. Zanu-PF proportional representative MP for Mashonaland East, Tatenda Mavetera, is also among the executive members.
A brand ambassador for the Traffic Safety Council of Zimbabwe, National Blood Service Zimbabwe, Mpilo Central Hospital and Suzuki, Ndebele describes herself as a confident woman who is not easily moved by untoward comments on her.
A versatile performer on the stage, Sandra Ndebele became a household name in the early 2000s with her 180-degree seaters which wowed big crowds at galas. She has performed in India, Dubai, China, United Kingdom, Russia, Canada and Japan.
Ndebele in 2018 endorsed Zanu-PF and its presidential candidate, President Emmerson Mnangagwa, as she appeared at the party’s youth convention in Gweru where she spoke on behalf of artists.
Introduced as “Cde”, Ndebele responded by chanting the Zanu-PF slogan “ED-PFee” before thousands of Zanu-PF supporters.
She went on to praise and lobby Mnangagwa to solve challenges that are affecting the arts sector which include piracy, women abuse and culture policy among other issues.
She said although government had done well in promoting local content, the artists were still being neglected. □