21-year-old Siyakholwa Zazini is living his dream as a private pilot

21-year-old Siyakholwa Zazini is living his dream as a private pilot

- Siyakholwa Zazini is a private pilot from East London

- He was raised by his grandmother in a shack

- He harbours bigger ambitions in aviation and wants to mentor others as well

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An inspiring East London-born young man has obtained a private pilot's licence at the tender age of 21.

Siyakholwa Zazini is proudly living his dream after growing up in a shack where he and his grandmother once lived in, Daily Sun reports.

Since his childhood, Siyakholwa had harboured a dream of being a pilot. He's now hard at work to obtain his night-flying permit, Briefly.co.za learned.

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He recalled how he used to make paper planes and kites when he was a kid:

All those kites and paper planes built up to where I am today. I used to draw planes and always fantasised about being in a cockpit.

And he isn't done yet — he has ambitions of flying a Boeing 737 one day.

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A bursary from the Eastern Cape's Office of the Premier and Department of Transport enabled Siyakholwa to achieve his dream.

He remembered how he used to have one meal a day from his school's nutrition programme. Nevertheless, he never gave up.

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Siyakholwa is keen to mentor others and already has a mentee at the moment. He recently shared his story as a guest speaker at S K Mahlangu Senior Secondary School's matric dance.

The young pilot urged young people never to give up:

My advice to others is to know that no one else will fight for your dreams. You just have to put your mind to it and brace yourself for everything that comes your way.

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Source: Briefly.co.za

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