“It Takes a Village”: Man Graduates As Doctor, Pays Tribute to His People in Heartfelt Post

“It Takes a Village”: Man Graduates As Doctor, Pays Tribute to His People in Heartfelt Post

  • A local man has graduated as a doctor and thanked his loved ones in a touching social media post
  • The student also served a seriously fire look in a red cap and gown decorated with some traditional isiXhosa beads
  • Mzansi flooded the comments section with well-wishes for the young man and expressed pride at the spirit of Ubuntu that lives inside him

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A local graduate has Mzansi feeling touched after paying tribute to his culture on graduation day and the large community that raised him. The newly qualified doctor is a true believer in the spirit of Ubuntu, attributing all his success to the many lives that have crossed paths with his own.

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A local man has just graduated from university. He's paying tribute to all the many people who paved the way. Images: Varsity World/Facebook
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Heading online, popular student forum @VasityWorld shared the young man's inspirational story. Dr Sibongiseni Mgolozeli wrote:

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“It takes a village to raise a child.” - African proverb
“I am, because you are. And you are, because you are.” NgesiXhosa sithi umntu ngumntu ngabantu.

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"I am eternally grateful to God, my family, friends, colleagues and everyone who have contributed to this achievement, however small or big," he captioned the touching post in part.

The traditional attire he wore also sought to pay tribute to the many ancestors who had paved the way for the young student. He looked super dapper in his red beaded gown and South Africans could not help noticing.

Check out some more of the congratulatory messages below:

Lemo Tjabaka Mokapane said:

"Love this principle of Ubuntu theory."

Luzuko Mkwayimba said:

"Congratulations sir, I'm inspired. God bless you."

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Tiisetso John Rantlo said:

"Doc, The NQF Level 10 gang."

Michael Thato said:

"The attire Doc, it's fire."

Mfesane Nkwenkwezi said:

"Well done Doc."

Bathandwa Madikizela said:

"Ufunde wayityekeza."

Busi Laho said:

"Huntshu Doc."

Halala: Mzansi feels inspired by young civil engineering graduate from Wits

In more education news, Briefly News previously reported that a young South African graduate is in a celebratory mood as she recently conquered the Wits University edge. Xalamukani Baloyi is a new graduate from the Braamfontein-based tertiary institution.

According to the Varsity World Facebook page, Baloyi bagged a degree in Civil Engineering and she is now celebrated by many South African academics and social media users. The stunning Mzansi lady is seen in a viral post getting all the blessings from her lovely mother.

Xalamukani’s mother was present at her daughter’s big graduation day and dressed to kill to mark this special occasion for the family.

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The stunning woman wrote on her social media space:

"Wits edge conquered!! The University of the Witwatersrand - Xalamukani Baloyi Candidate Civil Engineer.”

Check out some of the social media reactions to the post below:

@Hlawulo Mceke said:

“I have never seen a Baloyi who's not smart. All Baloyis are actually very intelligent people and business people... congratulations.”

@Rochelle Brink said:

“Congratulations young lady.”

@Given Bulani said:

“I love what I see, recognition everywhere.”

@Ntsindiso Salvation said:


@Michael Thato said:

“Congratulations Khalanga.”

Source: Briefly News

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