Woman details difficult road to graduation: "I pushed and I passed"

Woman details difficult road to graduation: "I pushed and I passed"

- Zah Mafuze Ngcobo shared her amazing story of courage and determination

- Despite a number of challenges she overcame them all to succeed

- In 2020 she finally graduated and shared her amazing journey on Facebook

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Zah Mafuze Ngcobo shared her inspirational story of how she overcame challenges and ended up graduating.

She revealed that in 2006 she lost her mom and lived with her grandmother until she finished matric.

She worked various jobs and started studying but she could not afford to study past her 1st semester after her work contract was cancelled.

Landing a permanent job, she resumed studying but then another challenge confronted her. She was diagnosed with bipolar stage 2 but she pushed harder and passed.

Woman details difficult road to graduation: "I pushed and I passed"
Zah Mafuze Ngcobo shared her inspirational story of strength and courage. Photo credit: Zah Mafuze Ngcobo
Source: Facebook

Taking to Facebook she celebrated the fact that she graduated in 2020.

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"2006 I lost my mom, I had no hope because she was a single parent raising 3 children. I must say she was a very beautiful and smart lady. My mom was my role model. I was only 13 years old and no family member was interested in raising us, until a year later my grandmother from my dad's side decided to take us to her home."
"We stayed with her till I was in Matric, I saw how she struggled to raise us with just her pension. I made sure to pass every grade it was the least I could do."
"2010 I matriculated and moved back to my mom's house, I needed closure and I needed to learn how to be strong. 2011 I got my 1st job as a bar lady at a night club, 2012 I got a second job as a sales consultant at Telkom. I worked 2 jobs. I had to support my grandmother and my younger brother."

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"I decided to further my studies but only afforded to pay for my 1st semester because my contract was terminated at Telkom that was in 2014 December."
"2016 I was blessed with a permanent job as a call centre agent at eThekwini municipality 2017 I wasted no time, I went back to university. 2018 I had to study in a hospital bed because I was not giving up on my studies. I spent most of the year in hospital but because I was determined I passed. 2019 I was diagnosed with bipolar stage 2 and because I am not my condition I did not let it get to me, I pushed harder and I passed. 2020 I graduated (B-Tech Management) "
"#ImStaying"

Facebook users flooded the comments section with messages of congratulations:

Abrina Kedibone Delebo:

"The sky is the limit and hard work pays."

Gerrit Viljoen:

"Well done! What an example to all the looters, thieves and corrupters that cannot do a day's honest work. I'll vote for you as President."

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Barry Mokoena:

"So inspiring sesi after settled with everything I mean everything doesn't forget where u come from... Well done by gogo...wishing u a bright future..."

Earlier, Briefly.co.za reported that Nelly Ngubeni shared her amazing story on Facebook in the #ImStaying group. She revealed that her friend built a house for her.

Her post was a way of saying thanks to the lady that helped make a dream come true.

She captioned the photo with:

"Thank you very much for a beautiful house you build for me."

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Source: Briefly.co.za

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