A Hard Act to Follow
For ten years, I played Nandipha Sithole, an HIV-positive character on Isindingo, one of South Africa's most loved television dramas. (..) Nandipha's character became iconic! Her story was traumatic, but also hopeful: raped and infected with HIV by her abusive husband, Nandipha ran away to a new life, eventually becoming an HIV activist and a role model to others. (..) I have been fortunate to act as a National Ambassador Against Hunger for the U.N. World Food Programme (WFP), the world's largest hunger-fighting humanitarian agency. As an Ambassador, I tell people about WFP's life-saving support to people affected by the crippling cycle of HIV, poverty, and hunger.