FJP: Khethukuthula Lembethe
By Siyabonga Myeni
Khethukuthula Lembethe was born in 1993, in Kwadabeka but was raised in Pinetown, Durban. She defines journalism as one which strives to inform, challenge and neutrally tell stories to the ever listening society. She matriculated from Queensburgh Girls High school in 2011 and is now a student at the Durban University of Technology.
She states she is spiritual, as well as selfish.
She confessed that she has never voted for any political party, arguing that there are no parties that cater for individuals like her. Khethukuthula defines her idea of an authentic political party as one which acknowledges the needs of the broader public, and not only comprehend the challenges of the society, but also its growing needs. She opinionates that political parties are pretentious and deceive the public with a seemingly positive image. Khethukuthula is especially concerned about politics after losing an uncle who was running for counsellor.
Khethukuthula says she is fortunate to be on the way to attaining a degree, but worries about the amount of work.
Khethukuthula does not intend involving herself with any political issue or position, but admits that she would vote for the ANC if it were prerequisite for her to accomplish anything.