Lady hails dad who lost his hands but still works as builder

Lady hails dad who lost his hands but still works as builder

- Thabile Khotha shared a photo of her dad on Twitter

- Her dad lost his hands in the '80s but still has a full-time job as a builder

- The story inspired many of her followers

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A young student in Bloemfontein, Free State, has praised her dad for not letting his disability get in the way of providing for his family.

Thabile Khotha posted a photo of her dad on Twitter recently and said he lost his hands in an accident at work in the '80s, Briefly.co.za learned.

Despite this, he has had a full-time job as a builder since then. He even built his family a large home, pays for his kids' school fees, and bought himself a car.

Thabile's tweet has gone viral, racking up over 800 retweets and 2,700 likes so far. Many Twitter users referred to her dad as an inspiration and a hero.

Others even advised young Thabile not to disappoint him because he's a "blessing."

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South Africa is full of uplifting stories of how people with disabilities overcome their challenges.

Briefly.co.za recently covered the story of Sandile Mkhize, who lives his life to the fullest despite being paralysed from the chest down.

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Source: Briefly.co.za

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