From rural town to neurologist: Doctor inspires SA with success story

From rural town to neurologist: Doctor inspires SA with success story

- A man who has been identified as Dr Mandlesilo shared his success story on social media on Monday

- Dr Mandlesilo revealed he grew up poor in a rural town in the Eastern Cape

- Today, he is a neurologist and thousands of South Africans were inspired by his post on Twitter

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Anything is possible for those who put their minds to something and work hard to achieve it. Dr Mandlesilo is one of those people. Like millions of South Africans, Dr Mandlesilo grew up poor in a rural town. However, he did not let his start in life determine his future.

Instead, Dr Mandlesilo worked hard and he went on to study medicine. After becoming a medical doctor, he furthered his career and specialised as a neurologist. Taking to Twitter on Monday, the inspiring man wrote:

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"From the rural town of Bizana in the Eastern Cape and now a neurologist. Black child it’s possible. To God be the glory."
From rural town to neurologist: Doctor inspires SA with success story

Dr Mandlesilo is living proof that one's background does not determine one's future. Photo credit: @DrMandlesilo / Twitter
Source: Twitter

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His post gathered thousands of reactions and it resulted in #CongratulationsDoc trending on the social media platform.

South Africans were in awe of his determination to succeed and how he went from a poor rural boy to a neurologist. He even got a shout-out from Minister Fikile Mbalula: took a look at some of the reactions Dr Mandlesilo's post gathered and we saw a couple of ladies even shot their shot.

Twitter user, @Mnaninedee, commented:

"Wow! Simphiwe, am getting emotional yazi. This is great. Congratulations Silangwe. Wow! We thank God for your journey. We have seen him at work. All the best for the future. Well done Silangwe."
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Another tweep, @m_okomatshaya, wrote:

"The many beautiful things God does, congratulations bhuti!"

Previously, reported on another inspiring South African who worked hard to get where she is today.

Constance Matshidiso Lelaka completed her doctorate studies in January 2019 and she celebrated the achievement on her graduation day. Lelaka used to work as a hotel cleaner and waitress before pursuing her dream of furthering her studies.

Just over two decades ago, Lelaka served tables and swept the floors of the Sandton City’s Garden Court Hotel.

The 43-year-old is now working as a social science researcher at the Wits Reproductive Health and HIV Institute.

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