Nomzamo Mbatha Honoured With A Rose Named After Her
The 28-year-old actress, ambassador, and activist, Nomzamo Mbatha has added to her list of achievements a rose named after her
Nomzamo Mbatha is just goals. On 5 October this bubbly soul received the honour to have a rose named after her, at Ludwig’s Rose Farm in Pretoria, where the opening of the 47th Spring Rose Festival took place. She joins the likes of the late political icon, Nelson Mandela and Archbishop Desmond Tutu to have a rose named after her. She took to Instagram her excitement and said, “Never in a million years did I ever think I would have a rose named after me or join this caliber of laureates… Yesterday was truly special. Thank you @ludwigsroses for this profound recognition and solidifying my place in this world in such a beautiful manner. ONLINE ORDERS HAVE BEEN INSANE! It is equally important for me to share that 50% of all proceeds will go towards my Lighthouse Foundation which is another wing of the work that I do. Lighthouse seeks to assist young people battling mental illness, depression, anxiety, and suicidal thoughts, I started the foundation in honour of my late baby sister and in hopes that I can help families and young people to seek the medical and psychological assistance they need. You will live. You will heal. You will overcome.”
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Speaking to another publication Nomzamo added that she is obsessed with roses and is honoured by the gesture. The rose called “Nomzamo” rose, is a South African-bred rose that produces an endless supply of cleanly petalled rosette-shaped blooms with a light fragrance. The colour is a warm salmon apricot and grows into a sturdy shrub with glossy green leaves that show off the appealing blooms. Since October is a month of roses as they show off to their fullest beauty during this time I guess it was fitting for both the festival and event to take place over the past weekend.
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