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About three years ago, Johannesburg council speaker ColleenMakhubele 👩🏾was the chairperson of Metropolitan Trading Company in Jozi, so good in her job that Cope approached her to become a member of the party. Full story➡️

Despite this, her election was widely welcomed as it had been a first for a minority party with just one seat in the 270-seat council.

Makhubele said while she was growing up, her parents always had other small business interests they pursued – some of which she and her siblings had to be a part of. “The products were similar to that of Herbalife. They were very popular and opened my parents’ eyes to many opportunities. “It changed my life tremendously. When he passed on, he did not have insurance, he was owing tax. So the entire business collapsed and my mother had to get a job again to raise us. I was 15 and my younger brother was eight at the time,” she says.

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