The Friday Stand-In 2016

Melanie Verwoerd comes in for the second round as a #FridayStandIn

Melanie Verwoerd says she is delighted and honored to host the Redi Tlhabi show for the second time as a Friday Stand-In.

She says she cannot reveal her guests yet, but they are among South Africa's big names. And she will have a pre-Mothers' Day celebration with the 'real' mother of the nation in studio.

Melanie is well-known for being the 'Verwoerd who toyi-toyied' - which is also the title of her first book.

She has a long history in politics, diplomacy and global work in non-profit organisations.

She was elected as a Member of the South African Parliament for the ANC in 1984, the youngest woman ever to be elected at the time.

She was re-elected in 1999. In 2001, and was appointed South African Ambassador to Ireland.

Watch the video about her below...

Melanie tells Redi Tlhabi why she accepted the Friday Stand-In challenge for the second time.

Listen to the conversation below...

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