- A young man has found his passion in life at a very early stage
- Babalwa Sokupha is only 16 years old but he is already a farmer
- Although he farms with different types of livestock, Sokupha said sheep are his favourite
It sometimes take people years after finishing high school to discover what they want to do with their lives. However, one teenager already found his passion at the age of 16.
Babalwa Sokupha is only a teen but he is already a livestock farmer. Sokupha owns cattle and sheep, but he noted the latter is his favourite. According to his Twitter profile, Sokupha is South Africa's youngest sheep farmer.
Sokupha owns Mutton Merino sheep, or as they are known in Afrikaans, Vleismerino.
Entrepreneur Zone listed Sokupha as one of SA's 20 young farmers who ensure food security in SA.
In a post shared on his Twitter page, Sokupha gushed about visiting the farm of his mentor.
He captioned the post:
"Visited my sheep mentor's farm today in Sannieshorf. Am glad to have a mentor like her who's willing to help me breed top quality sheep."
South Africans were inspired by the post and some even asked Sokupha to be their mentor.
Twitter user, @riggy_renda, commented:
"How did you get started , do you think you can mentor me , can we link up and network I'm seriously really interested in farming and I want to know everything."
Another tweep, @valdesmongezi1, added:
"Power to you."
Mosimanegape Tsele, who goes by the Twitter handle @juks84_tsele, wrote:
"Mfethu you are an inspiration to me, big up."
Briefly.co.za previously reported on another inspiring farmer. The man, who was only identified as @ydb_ZN, started farming with poultry with only R500.
He showed off his hustle on Twitter and it gathered thousands of reactions.
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