Phumla Sithebe is a 21-year-old girl from Estcourt with big dreams. She loves writing – and has done since she was little. She used to have an exercise book in which she wrote poems about her feelings. As an introvert writing has helped a lot because she struggled to talk to friends about everything.
She’s followed FunDza since she found it on Mxit in 2011, and it’s been a part of her life ever since. She says: “I don’t know why it’s taken me so long to start publishing my work but I’m glad I finally did. It’s been amazing and one day I wish to publish a book of poetry.”