- A Mthatha entrepreneur went above and beyond the call of duty for one of his staff when he secured him the 'job' of a lifetime
- Zukisani Nohaji, 32, gave Mmiselo Mnyaka an entire business
- Nohaji claims it was Mnyaka's loyalty to his business the inspired him to give 23-year-old his shuttle business
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By Farai Diza - Freelance Journalist
An entrepreneur from Mthatha has defied all odds. He has immaculately cushioned one of his employees from being razored out of a job by handing him a business to run.
The rare gesture will see 23-year-old Mmiselo Mnyaka becoming the new owner of a shuttle service.
The service already has a steady clientele and rakes in about R700 a day, grossing an annual income of a staggering R264 000.
Zukisani Nohaji, 32, said the inspiration behind giving his business to Mnyaka was because of the loyalty the young man had shown him.
"You rarely get to meet and work with loyal people. I was very touched when he approached me looking for a job. He was upfront with me and he told me about his struggles back home because of poverty. I subsequently gave him a job," Nohaji told Briefly News.
The employer heaped praises on his employee because of his hard work, commitment and dedication.
Nohaji, who is a popular figure on social media, said the turning point was when Mnyaka had transported a client for business dealings that stretched overnight.
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Nohaji offered to pay overnight lodgings for the young driver so he could sleep, but Mnyaka refused and opted to sleep in the car. To add nails to the mast, he advised his boss to rather invest the money in new tyres.
Such a rare offer quickly won his boss' heart. Nohaji himself runs two other businesses, so handing the shuttle service to Mnyaka came from the heart, and not losses as one would speculate.
Mnyaka was raised in a family that ran a taxi business and he always had a great passion for the transport industry.
He hopes to make the most of his new venture.
"I am out of superlatives to describe the feeling I have right now. I cannot thank Nohaji enough. You know, I was greatly shocked and excited when he told me about it," he said.
He added that the onus of empowering the youth lies with communities believing in the ability of young people around them.
Such wise words from a young man who will one day employ and empower the youth at the heart of his community.
Meanwhile, Briefly.co.za wrote about a young black woman doing the things to make a name for herself in a world that sometimes seems to be hellbent at stopping stories like hers from becoming a reality for many.
@NiaLocGod recently took to Twitter to share some pictures of her business glow up - from where it all began, in her bedroom, to a nearly packed to its capacity warehouse. All of this at only 20 years old. What a flex.
Her tweet was, as expected, met with thousands of likes, comments, and retweets from people who were left not only impressed but also inspired by her drive, ambition, and determination to make a success of herself.
"Girl you made me just pull out my notebook and update my goals and aspirations board !! Making sure I keep up with myself! Bless you and your success."
"Man I love seeing stuff like this..keep prospering."
While @miwliney had this to say:
"I don't know you but I think you deserve this! congrats!."
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