Face 2 face with Ongeziwe Mkonto
Q: What do you do?
A: I am a call centre agent at the Enoch Mgijima Local Municipality
Q: What would you say is the most difficult part of your job?
A: Sometimes at work I have to deal with people who are angry and frustrated because there might be a service delivery issue affecting them.
Q: It is Women’s Month. How would you like to be celebrated as a woman?
A: Firstly I would want my partner to cook for me for the whole month. On a serious note, I would want to be celebrated by being heard.
Q: Who would you say is the one woman who inspires you in life?
A: My late grandmother, Tsitsa Sondlo Ntabeni. She was strong and independent. Despite going through many challenges she always faced them with her chin up.
Q: Name three items you cannot leave the house without?
A: Easy – my cellphone, handbag and water
Q: What is your motto in life?
A: My happiness and sanity comes first.
Q: Which place would you love to visit and why?
A: Heaven. I would love to spend some time with my grandmother.
Q: What advice would you give to your younger self?
A: Focus on your dreams and aspirations.