- A young man paid special tribute to his mother and grandmother for funding his studies
- He revealed that he was raised by a single mother, who earned R1 800 working as a security guard
- The social media post struck a chord with South Africans as they praised the young man for graduating and lauded the two hard-working women
Nhlanhla Yende shared his appreciation for the herculean efforts of his mother and grandmother in a touching social media post.
The young man explained that he was raised by a single mother, who was supported by his kind grandmother.
His mother worked as a security guard and only earned R1 800 per month, but still managed to fund his studies.
Yende also revealed that his grandmother used her pension to help the family make ends meet.
As a result of their hard work and efforts, Yende qualified as an electrician and recently bought his first vehicle.
The young man remains grounded though and took to Facebook to recognise the two powerful women in his life.
In a touching post, Yende added that South African women are extremely strong.
Briefly.co.za noted the overwhelming reaction after his post was shared via the #ImStaying Facebook group.
Simon Motaung heaped praise on Yende's mother:
"Congratulations, we thank God for that woman."
Paulina Mofokeng expressed her appreciation for the post:
"Great real life story. Never stop to honour and take care of those special women my dear."
Retha Goetze called on the young man to return to favour:
"I hope you bless them for the opportunity they gave you."
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