- South Africa helped a Wits student settle her debt with Wits University through social media and she made it
- The student, Mumtaaz Emeran, received over R400 000 in donations from all over Mzansi to help her pay off her fees
- She ultimately passed her final year of medical school and thanked South Africans for their spirit of Ubuntu
A final year medical student from the University of the Witwatersrand named Mumtaaz Emeran took to social media to ask for help regarding her financial status with the institution. Mumtaaz owed Wits over R400 000 in fees and asked for help so that she could graduate her MBChB.
She made her plea on social media asking Mzansi citizens to help her raise the funds for Wits. This was so that she could attend her graduation and get her medical degree. She had been waiting on a sponsor to assist her but they let her down at the last minute.
At the beginning stages of her studies, Mumtaaz was paying for her own funds by working a part-time job. This was until she got help from a sponsor who would help her pay for her fees. Unfortunately, the sponsor never paid and she had a problem.
“I had a baby at the age of 16 and wanted to give my son the best life possible, so I took a one way ticket from Cape Town to Johannesburg, paid myself through medical school and even had to sit out for a year to make enough money to go back to school," said Mumtaaz.
On Thursday, Mumtaaz took to social media to thank South Africa for helping her settle the debt with the university:
"South Africa helped me settle my debt in 24 hours and I passed. God came through for us today,” she said on Instagram.
In other inspiration news, Briefly.co.za reported that a lady celebrated the success of completing medical school. A South African woman took to Twitter to share the wonderful news that she is now a medical doctor. The woman is named Lerato Matsheka and she shared her results from the University of the Witwatersrand on social media.
Lerato began her studies in 2015 and has now met all the requirements to secure her MBChB degree from the university. She was visibly excited to be starting a new journey in her life as a qualified doctor in Mzansi.
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