Pat Lebenya-Ntanzi

Acting National Chairperson, IFP Youth Brigade and IFP MP

Pat Lebenya-Ntanzi was involved in the entire
process that led to the formation of the National
Youth Development Agency last year � from
discussions about the legislation that paved the way
for the formation of the agency to its signing into law.
Though she always dreamt of making a difference
in people's lives she did not know how she was going
to achieve that. Now Lebenya-Ntanzi contributes
directly to legislation processes in Parliament. This
33-year-old Inkatha Freedom Party MP serves on
Parliament's portfolio committee on trade and
industry as well as the portfolio committee on
women, children and people with disabilities
� a portfolio she is passionate about.
Lebenya-Ntanzi continues to be vocal during
youth debates in the National Assembly and her
greatest push this year will be to see through the
implementation of the resolutions of the annual
youth parliament. Her weekends are dedicated to
the IFP's constituency work, while she divides the
parliamentary recess period between party and youth
development work. � Mmanaledi Mataboge

Lunch spot: Daruma, Durban