- SA graduate, Mpumi Nobiva, has opened up about black tax
- Nobiva was part of the first class at Gauteng's Oprah Winfrey Leadership Academy for Girls
- Her message resonated with many South Africans suffering in the same situation
A woman, Mpumi Nobiva, has gone viral on Mzansi social media for all the right reasons. Nodiva, who attended the Oprah Winfrey Leadership Academy for Girls, detailed how she was burdened under black tax.
In the video, Nobiva said:
“I was heading three households and I had to sit with my family and was like, 'Yo, I love you guys, but right now the way I've set this up is killing me. And I'm sorry. I hope you're going to love me without the house. I don't know when I'm going to buy you a house.' ”
Her video was shared by a social media user, Zinhle, who goes by the Twitter handle @ZinhleLaKhumalo.
Briefly.co.za gathered Zinhle was touched by Nobiva's honesty and she encouraged other South Africans to follow in her footsteps.
Zinhle went on to write that some South Africans are in debt because they are not honest with their families.
"Some of you are in debts because you are not honest with your families. I know it’s hard more especially for breadwinners but it’s a vital conversation. Money or lack thereof creates conflict in families, more especially when they have assumptions of how much a family member makes," she wrote.
"It’s okay to say 'No' to your family. And whatever you give is never too little when you have a grateful and understanding family. For those who do not have understanding families, I pray that God make them to be understanding so they can help you live a life you won’t resent."
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