A former Fees Must Fall leader is making waves on a popular television show. 

A Wits University graduate and former Fees Must Fall (FMF) student leader has been named as one of the three finalists on the seventh season of SABC 1’s One Day Leader show.

Busisiwe Catherine Seabe, who is currently completing her masters in critical diversity studies at Wits and doing a paralegal diploma through the University of South Africa (UNISA) was selected as one of the six people to have their stories showcased on the show.

“Being a Fees Must Fall leader at Wits and nationally meant that I was only engaging with a small demographic of the youth. One Day Leader was an opportunity for me to engage with the whole country and the different issues that plagued it regardless of age and geography,” Seabe told Wits Vuvuzela. One Day Leader aims to explore the leadership qualities of ordinary young South Africans.

Seabe says she entered the show as a way to test herself and the ideas she has about leadership and development in the country.

Kamo Matlala who works on the social media of the show, told Wits Vuvuzela, “What we are trying to do is educate our viewers on the everyday socio-economic factors of life in South Africa and give the youth a chance at expressing their views and making any changes through the show.”

Seabe, 24, describes her journey on the show as an interesting and challenging one being one of the only representatives from Gauteng. She wishes to see more people behind her journey on One Day Leader.

Seabe was also a member of Wits’ Student Representative Council (SRC) in 2016.

“I hope that the Wits community will show me some love and support by voting for me if I make it to the final. It will only make this journey I’m on more pleasant to know that the people I fought with, was arrested for during FMF are still behind me,” said Seabe.

Former interim president of the SRC at the University of Johannesburg (UJ) and a fellow semi-finalist on the show, Anisa Mazimpaka, said the show has been a great platform for her as she has been able to engage with various people.

“I’m involved in going deep into communities experiencing socio-economic problems as well as other factors generally affecting society and this allows one to be hands on in coming up with solutions to these problems,” she said.

One Day Leader has been an incredible platform for both the semi-finalists as they feel this show will open more doors for them in future.

FEATURED IMAGE: Busisiwe Seabe former #FeesMustFall leader becomes a semi-finalist on One Day Leader. Photo: Provided