- Nhlanhla Mngadi has just returned from Cuba after graduating as a doctor
- He treated several patients at KZN's RK Khan Hospital for the very first time as a medical intern
- Besides saving lives, he is also determined to build his mom a dream home
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Newly graduated doctor Nhlanhla Mngadi is not only determined to save lives, but also to build his mom a dream home.
KwaZulu-Natal's MEC for Health, Sibongiseni Dhlomo, shared Nhlanhla's story on Facebook yesterday, Briefly.co.za gathered.
The 26-year-old doctor returned from Cuba recently after completing his medical studies that started in 2011.
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Nhlanhla hails from a poverty-stricken part of Mid-Illovo in KZN's south coast. He studied under the auspices of a South Africa-Cuba bilateral agreement.
The doctor treated several patients at KZN's RK Khan Hospital for the very first time as a medical intern earlier this week. He said:
I am extremely excited, but also a bit nervous because I’m not sure what to expect. The responsibility is on my shoulders is huge. We’ve come a long way; now we must go back to our communities and serve them.
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He expressed gratitude for the Cuba training programme. Thanks to it, he can now fulfil his dream of building a home for his 64-year-old mom.
Having lost his dad when he was just eight, life was hard for Nhlanhla. However, he's now optimistic about the future:
The situation at home has not been good, but I’m pleased that that has now to come to end. I’m no longer perturbed by it, because I know that things will only get better from here.
My biggest wish is to build my mother a house that she can be proud of. A home that has warmth, which will give her dignity. That is the first thing in my mind.
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