- A young lady recently shared a touching story of how she overcame a poor background
- Despite having heaps of financial difficulties, she worked hard to receive opportunities abroad that have shot her to success
- Facebookers loved her story, liking and sharing it a number of times on the popular app
Nozibele Qamngana, a 30-year-old South African woman, recently left thousands of locals inspired after she shared a touching story with group members and Stayers of Facebook's ImStaying group.
In the heartwarming post, Nozibele explains how her poor and uneducated mother moved from Port Elizabeth to Johannesburg after being promised a job by a man she had fallen in love with. Soon she was working as a cleaner and had two children with the man, who she later found out was actually married to another woman.
"She met a man who promised to find her a job. After months of searching, she found a job as a cleaner at a TB hospital. She "fell in love" with the man who assisted in finding her a job and later gave her her two children (my brother and I). She would later find out that the man was married."
Nozibele then explains how she, her brother and her mom, abandoned by their dad, lived in poverty, struggling to stretch the salary that a cleaner got to make ends meet. Against all odds, she matriculated and was soon off to university.
"Today, I'm a graduate. The first in the family. After passing matric at 16, I went to become the first person to go to university in my family. I secured a full-time position at a corporate company at 19 years old. After 1 and half year, I was nominated to go for 12 months marketing and sales trainee programme in Germany."
Upon her return to South Africa, Nozibele joined a non-profit organisation and was soon appointed as the external relations manager at the centre. As a motivational speaker, mentor and developmental activist, Nozibele has been selected to represent SA at the World Youth Conference in Belize.
Proud Facebookers loved the post heading to the comment section to share messages of support with the beautiful young woman.
In similar heartwarming Briefly.co.za posts, taxi rank comic busking guitarist, Raymond Nyathi, managed to save every coin both taxi drivers and commuters gave him to build himself a house, from tickling them with his funny lyrics and the sharp playing sounds of his acoustic guitar.
The 45-year-old, well-known in Mpumalanga, Limpopo and Gauteng, started busking in 1998, moving from one taxi rank to the next. He also extended to households, churches and hospitals where he would ask to perform for them for a small donation; the house to house performance was an emotional cause when they would sometimes turn him away, defying him and his music.
“I have been well-received by taxi drivers, they allow me to stand at the door of a taxi, with my mask on, and perform without being shamed. My music makes people laugh and that is where the donations are prompted,” says the busker.
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