- A single father of three was hailed as a hero
- Mzi has walked his daughter to school every single day for the last few years
- He took his daughter in since the age of one and is in the process of gaining custody of his other daughter
Whether we like it or not, the sad reality is that there are dead-beat dads all around us.
Although the problem is not exclusive to South Africa, our country has a high rate of single mothers.
A young man, known as Mzi, has seemingly gone against the grain and his story has set a lovely example after it went viral via social media.
Briefly.co.za published Mzi's story of how he took his daughter Palesa in, while she was a one-year-old.
The father of three has never shunned his responsibility and has been walking Palesa to school every single day for the last few years.
Abigail Stuurman Moodley explained that Mzi's other daughter is two years of age, but he plans to file for custody of her as well.
The response to Mzi's tale has been so overwhelming that we decided to share it here.
Lieutenant-General Sihle Kayday Mdluli said,
"Excellent, I am of the view that no man can love and safeguard your daughter's interest more than you as her biological father. We need more men like Mzi."
Maudy Allen heaped praise on the young man:
"What a STUNNING Father...! I respect you!"
Maduna Puleng Jemina touched on the heartbreaking reality for many single mothers:
"Some 'dads" don't even bother to even call their baby girls...my daughter's dad don't even know what she looks likeyet she's only 2yrs 8 months.. He doesn't even care about her and ngwanaka o rata bo Papa with her whole heart she even calls her friend's dad Papa. I try my best to close that gap but it makes no difference. Sir please continue to do that until she's in varsity, o mofeletse leha aya varsity. I love you for that. Thank you and God bless you and your beautiful baby girl."
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