- Lethabo Masechaba lost both her parents when she was very young
- She was left to be raised by her gogo but despite everything she graduated
- Masechaba took six years to complete her studies and obtain her degree
On Monday, a woman, Lethabo Masechaba, took to social media to share her inspiring story on the Facebook group #ImStaying.
Masechaba graduated with her LLB degree from the University of Venda this year. However, it took her six years and several struggles to get there.
Taking to social media, she opened up about her tough journey. Masechaba lost her parents and sister when she was only seven years old.
Her entire family rejected her until her gogo, a pensioner, decided to take her in. However, losing her parents was not the end of her troubles.
"On Christmas in 2011, the car I was in rolled four times. Yet, I survived without a scratch," she said.
The Friday before her matric finals, Masechaba was hit over the head with a gun and she had to write the exams with a black eye.
However, she pushed through and in 2013 she enrolled at the University of Venda.
She faced several financial issues before the NSFAS gave her a chance, Briefly.co.za learned.
It took her six years but she achieved her dreams of becoming a LLB graduate. Now she goes around motivating kids by telling them her life story.
In other news, a woman has become the first doctoral graduate to write her entire PhD thesis in Setswana at the NWU Mahikeng campus.
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