Lubelo Scott went from prison baby to varsity rugby super star

Lubelo Scott went from prison baby to varsity rugby super star

- Lubelo entered prison with his mom at the ripe age of 5 months and only saw the real world after 5 years

- His mom never left his side and even smuggled him into her dorm room

- He repaid her and UWC by becoming a varsity rugby champion

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Nomonde Scott is the woman who tied her baby boy to her back and walked into prison on drug related charges, to start her sentence. She knew she had let her family and friends down, but she was not about to leave her 5 month old baby.

Now a whole five years old, little Lubelo Scott saw the outside of a prison for the very first time. However, being released into the real world just brought him into another kind of hell- a dorm room at the University of the Western Cape.

His mom smuggled him into the university dorm so that she could complete her studies in law. She will never leave his side.

Scott gave back to UWC in a completely different way when he played a key part in its promotion to the Varsity Cup last week.

He is now 19 years old and following in his mother’s footsteps by studying law.

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His mother, Nomonde, is still his number one fan, She cheers him on in everything that he does. She never misses a game and supports his team mates too. They are coached by former Springbok winger Chester Williams and are doing an unbelievable job. Recently they beat the University of Fort Hare 39-18 to secure promotion.

His coach, Williams, said that Scott is a remarkable player and young man.

“A lot of people say I am a mommy’s boy,” he said. “But I embrace it. They don’t understand the bond we have. When a person looks at me, I don’t want them to see a boy who was raised in prison, I want them to see a person who was determined to do the right thing to succeed in life.”

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