- A woman, Nomagugu Mahlatse Ntandokazi, managed to inspire thousands of South Africans online
- She revealed she is trying to give her nephew the best possible life after both his parents passed away
- Ntandokazi's brother was the boy's father and she has looked after him ever since he died
On Wednesday, a woman, Nomagugu Mahlatse Ntandokazi, introduced South Africans to her nephew, Tshepang Bapela.
Ntandokazi revealed that when Bapela was just seven months old, his mom passed away due to cancer.
A couple of years later, her brother and Bapela's father was gunned down outside his house. Ntandokazi took it upon herself to take care of the little boy.
She detailed on the #ImStaying Facebook group how she strives to achieve the most in life to give Bapela only the best.
The beautiful lady wrote:
"Sometimes you don’t need to give birth to a child just to show him/her how much you love them, watching him grow is such a blessing, whenever I would look at him and the amazing boy he is growing up to be, I wish his parents would see him because he is really like the both of them."
"No matter what life will throw at us, we always come out stronger, and much more wiser than before. Even on days we would want to give up or it’s hard to go just look at the people whom you draw strength from. He is one of the reasons I want to do well in life and give him the best life possible."
Take a look at her full post below:
Her story generated more than 28 000 reactions on Facebook and South Africans were inspired.
Tholsie Subramony commented:
"He is handsome for sure, may God bless you."
Mususumeli Rantete added:
"So cute, he resembles you, it's a gift from God and God will bless you."
M Beryl Pillay wrote:
"His a gorgeous boy. Love surrounds him. Blessings to you both."
Mandi William said:
"Awesome, he is so blessed to have an aunt/mum like you."
Meanwhile, Briefly.co.za previously reported a man paid a heartfelt tribute to a woman who became like a mother to him.
Siphiwe Mkuzo took to social media to pay tribute to a woman who took him in when his mom passed away. He posted a detailed message about how Dr Dirkie Visser, a psychologist, became his mom.
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