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BEATRICE MTETWA LISTED IN FORTUNE’S TOP 50 LEADERS

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MBABANE – Prominent Swazi-born human rights lawyer Beatrice Mtetwa has been named one of Fortune’s 50 greatest leaders of 2015.


Fortune is an American business magazine published globally by Time Inc and founded by Henry Luce in 1929. The magazine competes with Forbes and Bloomberg Businessweek in the national business magazine category and distinguishes itself with long, in-depth feature articles.


Mtetwa has been included in the list with the likes of Tim Cook, who took over from the late Steve Jobs at Apple and Pope Francis. According to the magazine online publication, this is the second annual list they had compiled, and Mtetwa has been placed number 22 in the list.


“These ­extraordinary men and women are transforming business, govern­ment, philanthropy and so much more,” the magazine stated.
Her profile on the magazine read: “She has been called one of the bravest lawyers in Africa—and for good reason. Mtetwa, who was recognized by the US State Department as one of 10 ‘international women of courage’ last year and who was the subject of the 2013 documentary Rule of Law, has never wavered in her defence of human rights and basic freedoms in her native Zimbabwe. Despite beatings, arrests, and endless threats, she continues to fight for the rule of law.”


The magazine reported that they cast a wide net in assembling the list, which includes leaders without any formal designation as well as elected government officials, CEOs, chiefs of NGOs, clergy, coaches, athletes, artists and more, all judged on their leadership within their professional domains, industries, or fields of service or governance.


“To make this roster, it was not enough to be brilliant, admirable, or even supremely powerful. We set out to find singular leaders with vision who moved others to act as well, and who brought their followers with them on a shared quest.

 

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