Mércia Viriato Lica: 23-year-old lady without arms is youngest MP in Mozambique

Mércia Viriato Lica: 23-year-old lady without arms is youngest MP in Mozambique

- A 23-year-old lady identified as Mércia Viriato Lica has continued to be an inspiration to a lot of people

- Born without arms, the young lady achieved a great feat when she became the youngest member of parliament in Mozambique

- Despite being physically challenged, Mércia has proved critics wrong and performed her job diligently since she assumed office

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A physically impaired lady identified as Mércia Viriato Lica has been inspiring people living with disability with her zeal to succeed and not resign to fate.

The 23-year-old lawyer and activist who was born without arms became the youngest member of parliament in Mozambique in 2020, How Africa reports.

During her inauguration, Lica promised to contribute to the country's development in terms of schooling and education.

Noting that education is the path to life, the young lady said she would encourage young people to never stop studying.

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Born Without Arms, 23-Year-Old Mércia Viriato Lica Becomes The Youngest MP In Mozambique
Mércia Viriato Lica became the youngest MP in Mozambique in 2020. Photo credit: Global Voices, Journal Domingo
Source: UGC

In her words:

“I believe that, being here in the Casa Magna, I will encourage and inspire many people through the activities that I will carry out during my term. I believe that when people look at me and see that I am capable, they will also be able to get up.”

In other inspirational news, Briefly.co.za reported that a petrol attendant went above and beyond by helping a lady with his last R70. Petrol attendants in South Africa are known for being the kindest, most helpful people you could ever meet. Mojalefa proved just that when he helped an unknown lady who had no petrol and was in a rush.

Olefile Olifant shared that on 25 November she had to pick her daughter up from créche during her lunch break. On her way home, she realised that her petrol tank was almost empty. She stopped at three petrol stations to get help but their ATMs and speed point machines were not working.

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She arrived at the Engen garage at Neserhof where she met the amazing Mojalefa. Mojalefa had R70 on him which he used to fill Olefile's tank. She was able to make her way home and then back to work to finish her shift thanks to his kind act.

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Source: Briefly.co.za

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