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Inside/Out with HIV/AIDS activist and former model Tendayi Westerhof
April 01, 2010

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Describe yourself in five words?
Tendayi is a brave woman, she's courageous, she is fearless, she loves people and she is full of determination.

What's the best piece of advice you've ever received?
It's that I must believe in myself if I have a vision.

What's the most ridiculous thing you've ever done?
I can't remember anything that is ridiculous that I have done. And I'm not trying to say that Tendayi is perfect, it means you did something that people cannot think of doing.

What is your most treasured possession?
My children, my four angels, my two grandchildren and my son in law.

What do you regard as the lowest depth of misery?
It was when I lost my father in 1985; I was in Form Four at that time. It really didn't go down well with me.

Do you have any strange hobbies?

What do you dislike most about your appearance?

What is your greatest extravagance?
It was when I went to Cape Town and I did a lot of shopping for my children and myself.

What have you got in your fridge?
Mahewu, cooked mbambaira, rice with peanut butter, chicken, and vegetables.

What is your greatest fear?
Not living up to expectations.

What have you got in your pockets right now?
Nothing. I am wearing trousers.

What is your favourite journey?
My recent trip to Budapest.

Who are your heroes in real life?
Pastor David Ayadepo from Nigeria, Prophet TB Joshua and the servant apostle of GOD Prof. E. H. Guti.

When and where were you happiest?
In December 2009 when I spent Christmas at Emperor's Palace in Jo'burg.

What's your biggest vice?
I don't have any.

What were you like at school?
I was happy.

What are you doing next?
Intensifying the fight against the further spread of HIV among young women, through summer and winter schools in five venues Victoria Falls, Harare, Bulawayo, Kariba, Nyanga.

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