Pictured from left: Oscar Fakude, Bobo Ndima, Lesego Mokoena (who picked up the award for her husband Thapelo Mokoena), Mbulelo Mbiphi, Njabulo Buthelezi, Teboho Cady Tsotetsi, Teddy Nkonde, DJ LeSoul, Justice Mukheli, Thabo Makhafola. Credit: Themba Mbuyisa
Winners on the night, who were deemed to be the epitome of ‘personal style’, consisted of five reader-voted winners and the balance selected from a panel of judges involving GQ
's editors and past winners.
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editor-in-chief Molife Kumona said: “Tonight’s winners not only exemplify and own their particular personal style, but they have each demonstrated how when life throws challenges, at them, they have what it takes to rise above circumstances and continue to put their best foot forward – inside and out. We are delighted to celebrate them and this occasion and hope that it in doing so, their stylish cachet can be shared with South Africans everywhere.”
Previous winners of the awards include rapper Cassper Nyovest, sports star Siya Kolisi, entertainer DJ Tira, and actor Vuyo Dabula, among others.
And the 2021 winners are:
• Bobo Ndima
• DJ LeSoul
• Justice Mukheli (also the winner of the Lexus Luxe Award)
• Mbulelo Mbiphi
• Njabulo Buthelezi
• Oscar Fakude
• Rich Mnisi
• Teboho Caddy Tsotetsi
• Teddy Nkonde
• Thabo Fransisco Makhafola
• Thapelo Mokoena
• Tshepo Pitso
Partners of this year's awards included Lexus South Africa, Mall of Africa and Scottish Leader, as well as The Surtee Group, Hugo Boss, Sorbet Man, Ephymol, Roses and Nono Events.