Lehlohonolo Mafela overcame adversity and graduated despite being born without arms. South Africans were on hand to congratulate the young man.
Graduating with a university degree is a special achievement and one that is rightly celebrated.
The achievement is tough at the best of times, but imagine doing so while living with a disability.
Lehlohonolo Mafela is a special young man who did just that.
Mafela was born without arms, but still managed to graduate from North West University with a Bachelor of Commerce degree.
SABC News North West shared the news via their Facebook page and hundreds of South Africans have liked the story.
Briefly.co.za surveyed the reaction and the admiration was clear for all to see.
Radio 2000 revealed that Mafela uses his toes and mouth to write, eat and use a computer.
Briefly.co.za also came across a social media post from 2012 after Mafela matriculated.
Kabelano Achuse Gaonamong said, “Yes I still remember this guy...he appeared on daily sun after passing his matric...congratulations man you made in life.”
Thebeko Puseletso commented, “Wow I have too hands but I only have grade 11 Jesus help me with brains.”
Shadi Molotsane added, “Congrats Tlhogi ur disability can't stop ur dream.”
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