Despite falling on hard times and not being able to pay for his studies, Lunga Mfingwana still graduated as a doctor recently.
In a post on Twitter, Lunga wrote:
"I’m wearing my internship scrubs today because it is my last call as a Registrar. It has been a long 4 year(s) journey that started with WSU giving me a chance to do my undergraduate with no source of funding but a determined parent and family. I wouldn’t be where I am today...
"If I wasn’t for the sacrifices made by late mom, my lovely sisters and the 'rural university!' Often looked down on. Thanks."
His post inspired many on social media, with scores of congratulatory messages streaming in for the new Dr.
Briefly.co.za learned that @magembi felt inspired: "This is inspiring Lunga.. all the best."
In November, Briefly.co.za reported that a young man from Durban, KwaZulu-Natal, also graduated as a doctor after six long years of study.
Olwethu Vilakazi took to Twitter to share the exciting news of his achievement, Briefly.co.za gathered.
He shared a photo of his stethoscope and badge showing his title. He accompanied it with the caption, "Degree complete. Y'all can address me as Dr. O.N Vilakazi."
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