- A group of traditional healers recently graduated from an African school of medicine
- One of the graduates took to Facebook to share pics of the momentous occasion
- Facebook users shared their thoughts and congratulations beneath the post
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A group of South African traditional healers recently took to Facebook to share pictures of themselves at their graduation ceremony after they graduated from an African school of medicine called Mhlabuhlangene Herbalist and School of African Medicine.
In the pictures, the graduates can be seen proudly wearing their colourful graduation gowns and traditional clothes and accessories as they pose for pictures in celebration of the momentous occasion.
The school was established in 1996 in Ladysmith, KwaZulu-Natal, by Professor Sithembiso Calvin Shabalala. Shabalala, who is the dean in the faculty of theology and religious studies, is also a mentor to many of the graduates who thanked him for the role he played in their graduation.
"Good morning South Africa, this morning I would like to greet you in the name of The Father and The Son and The Holy Spirit. I am a doctor today because of you Professor Shabalala. You always say, "Learn doctor, respect and humble yourself'," wrote Lekhuleni Mandla Comfort, one of the graduates.
He also went on to say:
"You are my father and my leader. Under your leadership I have learnt so much and even though people said I won't make it, you helped me by saying 'Doc stand up, continue with your marathon,' now I see I was blind. Thank you sir, always there for me and I promise you I will always be there for you prof."
Meanwhile, Briefly.co.za recently had an exclusive interview with a young man named Mutshidzi Ligege, who shared with us how he went from selling chips and sweets in order to pay for his tuition fees at the University of Venda.
Mutshidzi told Briefly that he had always wanted to get a tertiary education but unfortunately struggled financially. When he realised that the only way for him to pay for his fees and other scholarly needs would be to make the money himself, this is when he started selling.
He also shared some advice for those who find themselves in similar desperate financial situations who would also like to graduate:
"Let nothing stand in your way of what you really want. Whoever you are, whatever your circumstances may be, it is possible and for unemployed graduates don't just sit and say I'm marketing but keep yourself busy, at least have a short-term course or anything at all," he says.
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