From gardener to graduate: Campus groundskeeper gets his first degree

From gardener to graduate: Campus groundskeeper gets his first degree

- A post celebrating the special graduation of an ex-gardener has gone viral

- The man used to tend to the gardens at the university’s campus, but has now graduated with his Social Science degree from the same institution

- Social media users celebrated with the hard-working gentleman and declared the graduation an example of “black excellence”

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Hearts were touched around Mzansi recently by an inspiring post about an old man who used to be a gardener for University of Fort Hare (UFH) and has now graduated with his very own degree.

The new graduate, Lukhanyo Mafu, was tending to UFH’s plants just 7 years before this proud moment.

Lkhanyo can now proudly say that he has a Social Science degree under his belt.

A Twitter user shared Lukhanyo’s proud graduation moment with the world, praising his “black excellence”.

Social media users were hugely inspired by the special story of strength and upliftment, reported.

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Many who saw the post commented on the hardworking nature of the graduate and gushed over the “black excellence” at play.

Some were outraged that the inspiring man was only paid R50 a day when he tended to the university’s gardens.

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Others gushed that it’s never too late to follow your dreams.

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