Mpumi Mhlongo

Investec backs Paralympian Mhlongo

Investec is proud to welcome Paralympian Mpumelelo Mhlongo to the brand that celebrates Out of the Ordinary. The double Paralympian and multiple world championship medalist has his sights set on beating his own world records in the 100m and long jump when he competes in the Paris 2024 Paralympic Games. Investec is thrilled to support the exceptionally talented Klaarwater-born all-rounder on his journey to his third Paralympics. 

Watch Mpumi winning silver for South Africa

"Winning my first Paralympic medal was madness! It's an out-of-body experience. You know something good has happened but you're not too sure what, and if it was you experiencing it! Everything that you have done up until that point has actually culminated into that moment," explained Mpumi. 

The most powerful possibilities are human

Possibilities are everywhere. But they require timely investment. Mhlongo’s out of the ordinary performances are made possible by the understanding that decisive and relevant action is required to help turn his natural talent and spirit into Paralympic glory. That is why we are supporting him in his quest for further Paralympic gold medals and world record-breaking performances. This is just one way we as an organisation can champion his and South Africa’s continued success on the world stage.

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Most importantly he is an Investec employee, and a shining example of our culture. We are so proud to support Mpumi on his journey to Paris 2024, knowing he will change many lives along the way.   - Peta Dixon, Investec head of sponsorships.

Dixon, goes on to say that Mpumi is talented in so many areas that he's an inspiration on and off the track. "Mpumi is the true embodiment of hope, power, and breaking down barriers. Not only is he an accomplished athlete, but he's also a businessman, and an academic, with a passion to change the world."

Media release

4 April 2022 | Investec sponsors employee and Paralympian, Mpumelelo Mhlongo
Mpumi on track training
Mpumi Mhlongo
Mpumelelo Mhlongo , Paralympian athlete

Investec is a brand that believes in enjoying your journey and empowering where possible: It is not about medals and records alone. I am grateful for the ongoing support and will strive to make the organisation proud.

Catch Mpumi in action

19 - 22 March Germiston, Johannesburg SASAPD National Championships
23-Mar Mangaung, Bloemfontein ASA Athletics Grand Prix 1
30-Mar Green Point, Cape Town ASA Athletics Grand Prix 2
6-Apr NWU, Potchefstroom ASA Athletics Grand Prix 3
13-Apr Germiston, Johannesburg ASA Athletics Grand Prix 4
21 - 23 April Green Point, Cape Town ASA Senior Track & Field National Championships
5 - 7 May UWC, Cape Town USSA Track & Field
20 - 22 May Tempe, Arizona Desert Challenge Games
28-May Barcelona, Spain International Para Athletics Meeting (L'Hospitalet)
18-Jun Nivelles, Belgium Meeting europeen de Nivelles
27 - 29 June Tunis, Tunisia 18th Tunis International Meeting - Grand Prix
1-Jul Leverkusen, Germany Heimspiel 2022
2 - 8 August Birmingham, UK Commonwealth Games
2 - 9 October Sochi, Russia IWAS Games

World records

Long jump        Distance: 7.07m  (2019)
100 metres       Time: 11.00s (2019) 
200 metres      Time: 22.81s (2021)

His proudest sporting achievement

The 2020 Ministerial Commendation Award for Outstanding Achievements in the provincial sporting community

What does being Out of the Ordinary mean to you?

Being grounded in the value you have to offer and actively seeking to change the course of humanity, starting with your immediate community.