Itumeleng Sekhu-Pedi defies all odds

BY Nkosazana Ngwadla

At just 11 months old, Itumeleng Sekhu-Pedi suffered third-degree burns after a candle fell over and created a 70 degrees celsius fire.

As a result, she lost her right arm, four fingers on the left hand and has extensive scarring on her face and the right side of her body. Itumeleng who is from the Soshanguve township, north of Pretoria has defied the odds as a person living with a disability.

She obtained a Bachelor of Arts in Audiovisual Communications from the University of Johannesburg.

She is a remarkable Entrepreneur, Philanthropist, International Accredited Speaker, Media Personality, Wife, Mother and Author of “What Do You See?”. Itumeleng is also the Founder of IS Wines, IS Candles and Itumeleng Sekhu Foundation.

She services corporates and institutions with the “Get Going” motivational talks that have injected inspiration and re-evaluation in members of staff and management.

“Don’t feel sorry for yourself. The fact that you are still alive means God has a purpose for your life. Seek what your purpose is and start living it. There is a power that lies within you and once you tap into your power and purpose, you become unstoppable,” said Sekhu-Pedi.

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