- A local man has galvanised South Africans in action after sharing how he went from living in a shack to owning a footwear company
- The businessman, Lekau Sehoana, says he had doubts along the way but always reminded himself to stay positive
- Today, the entrepreneur has inspired many with his mindset and determination to succeed
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Inspirational businessman Lekau Sehoana has wowed Mzansi after sharing exactly how he went from living in a shack to one day owning the super successful footwear company, Drip Footwear. The businessman definitely experienced doubts and fears along the way but with nothing to lose, he believed and continued to build.
Heading online, Twitter user @LekauSehoana shared his amazing story.
"I used to look at myself and think, will I ever leave this shack? The answers were sometimes yes and other days no. But, because I had nothing to lose, I believed and I built. The best thing was doing away with the poverty mindset. 17 stores and 120+ employees later, we're here," he captioned the touching post.
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Sehoana also shared a snap of himself looking all sorts of dapper in one of his stores. The now-thriving business was for sure built on the will of a boy from the kasi with some big dreams.
Mzansi took to the comments section feeling all sorts of motivated and encouraged to keep pushing the hustle.
Check out some of the reactions from excited peeps below:
"Your shoe is popular in Limpopo. I have seen all the colours so far, kids and premiums. Well done, Bathu has a serious following too this side, big ups to them."
"Your background made you resilient, the challenges your business faces will be a walk in the park. That's why you are growing during a pandemic. Keep drippin' Lekau."
"Utmost respect. Keep creating history."
"Thanks for this. I needed to hear it."
From back garden to hectares of farmland and 7 staff: Local farmer inspires
In similar news, Briefly News previously reported that Mzansi is filled with so many inspiring people! Bennedicter Benica Mhlongo started his farming journey in his back garden and has grown it to noticeable heights.
Bennedicter now employs seven permanent staff and has a couple of hectares of land. Briefly News shared Bennedicter's moving story and saw how many it inspired.
Stories like Bennedicter's are what get the people going as it shows them that anything is possible if you put your heart and soul into it. My guy, you have done the thing!
The people of Mzansi are so proud!
Here are just a few of the beautiful comments made by our followers who saw Bennedicter’s story on our timeline:
Rikard Van Dexas said with pride:
“Great job. We need this guy to teach everyone about farming, not to realise with white people farmers only.”
Henry Boyce was inspired by Bennedicter’s story:
“Great. Job creation is important.”
Bussai Hlengiwe NaGambu is proud of Bennedicter:
“Love this ”
Isaac Mawela congratulated Bennedicter:
“Well done chap ”