- Diana Mano took to popular Facebook group, Varsity World, to share the story of how she began selling sweets and then vegetables at only six-years-old alongside her mother
- According to her, she was often embarrassed about being seen by her peers but after learning that she could make a cut from the sales and help her mom make more money, she started managing the stall
- Facebook users who were moved by her persistence and determination shared many messages of support
There are millions of stories to be told about South Africans who are battling to make a living for themselves. While many can't seem to catch a break, a select few take matters into their own hands and make a break for themselves.
A shining example of one such is a beautiful black woman who sold sweets and vegetables alongside her mother for a small profit at the tender age of only six years old. Her hard work has finally paid off as she graduated with a qualification in E-commerce.
"I started selling sweets on the roadside at 6 years old, then we upscaled. My mom had a stall at Lord Malvern High in Waterfalls. We then moved to another suburb and selling sweets was no longer viable. We had a vegetable stall by then, my blood was rushing and I had to “un the streets."
"After discovering I could up my moms prices or sell someones stuff and get a cut - I finally agreed to manage the stall. Because my dad was a cook and my mum had a stall the best they could was to get me to high school and not varsity. Those entrepreneurial skills came to play - I paid for my undergrad" she told varsity world.
Her post received thousands of reactions from Facebook folks who were so inspired by her success story.
Nicola Nyakudya said:
"So inspiring wish all the other ladies who feel sorry for themselves and their situations seem difficult to get out of could follow your footsteps."
Celesile Mangena Rankonyana said:
"With God ALL things are possible! Keep aiming higher woman. Keep focused. You will get to where you want to be."
In other Briefly.co.za news, DA parliamentary member Tsepo Mhlongo has been accused of shopping for alcohol while in an online parliamentary meeting on Wednesday this week. A flash of what looked like the MP dressed in blue jeans and black shoes briefly flashed across the screens of the police and security ministers who were also taking part in the meeting.
Once the police minister, also in attendance, who had been busy answering questions asked by African Christian Democratic Party leader Kenneth Meshoehad, was done, EFF's Natasha Ntlangwini pointed out that the man in the footage was Tsepo Mhlongo.
DA MP Cameron MacKenzie came to Tsepo's defence, saying that the other MPs should not throw around allegations around, adding that they should provide proper evidence to support those allegations.
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