South African Media Personality Ayanda MVP Honours Madiba Legacy By Wearing The Re-Released Hi-Tec Freedom67s. South African radio and television personality best known for hosting shows on Yfm and 947 FM Ayanda MVP took to Instagram to honour South Africa’s first Black President, Nelson Mandela by wearing the Hi-Tec Tennis shoes that, by wearing shoes that were part of Mandela’s journey in long walk to freedom and donating to the Nelson Mandela Children’s Fund.
Her post read, “Today I choose to walk with @hitec_sa and @NMChildrensFund to #KeepFreedomShared by donating to the Fund. Mandela’s long walk to freedom included a pair of classic Hi-Tec tennis shoes and in honour of his legacy, Hi-Tec have re-released this iconic tennis shoe as the Hi-Tec Freedom 67s. Today, we are keeping that legacy alive: To continue to create freedom for others, including children. In the words of Madiba himself, “The purpose of freedom is to create it for others.” I encourage you to pay it forward. This could be through a donation, spending time volunteering, or social media activism — any way you would spend 67 minutes giving back. #ServeLikeMadiba #MandelaDay2021”
Originally hailing from Nongoma, KwaZulu-Natal, she attended the National School of the Arts in Braamfontein. In 2006, at the age of 16, she landed a job as presenter of the SABC3 teen reality show Vibe’z. In 2011 she enrolled at the University of Pretoria, where she studied criminology and psychology. She also joined the varsity radio station, Tuks FM, hosting the breakfast drive. In 2013 she was approached by Yfm to fill the graveyard slot. She dropped out of university to join the station and gave birth to her stage name, Ayanda MVP. She was soon asked to fill in daytime slots and eventually landed her own daytime show, on weekends from 12-3pm.
Hi-Tec Sports was founded in 1974 by Frank van Wezel. Frank’s love for sports lead him to build an innovative, lightweight and instantly comfortable Tennis shoe.