- Nomabhucwa Matiwane shared an inspiring story on social media of how a graduation can bring a family together
- She explained how emotional she got at her sister's graduation because it was the first time in 40-years that her parents took a picture together
- Nomabhucwa explained her parents separated a decade ago and because of certain old traditional marriages they never took a photo together prior to her little sister's graduation
A graduation has the potential to bring a family together, where special memories are created. And, it was no different for Nomabhucwa Matiwane's family.
Nomabhucwa took to social media to share an emotional story about her sister, Ngelekazi Matiwane's graduation.
Aside form being proud of her 21-year-old sister, Nomabhucwa became emotional when her mom and dad took a picture together for the first time in 40-years.
"I'm very very emotional. For the first time in 40 years, my parents took a picture together. #graduation2018. Nisebenzile Bhele no Rhadebe", she captioned the post.
Nomabhucwa explained her parents were separated while her sister, whom is the youngest off all their siblings, was still in primary school.
"They separated a decade ago. Due to nature of most old traditional marriages, they have never taken a picture together until today", she explained.
So, when her sister obtained her National Diploma in IT from the Walter Sisulu University, their father, Michael, and mother, Monica, came to show their youngest support.
Nomabhucwa explained her parents live in a rural area in Eastern Cape- her mother lives in Mthatha and her father resides in Butterworth.
Although they came from humble beginnings, Nomabhucwa said her mother made sure her children would succeed in life.
"My parents don't have formal education. But my mother has worked so hard to ensure we all get educated", Nomabhucwa told Briefly.co.za.
And, by the looks of it, Monica succeeded in having her children educated. Nomabhucwa studied Chemical Engineering and now works as a Production Manager.
We can confidently say Nomabhucwa and her sister, Ngelekazi, made their parents proud. After all, a picture speaks a thousand words.
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