- Last week, Briefly.co.za reported how the country came together to help a medical student settle her fees after she shared a clip asking for help online
- In the heartbreaking clip, Emeran explained how she could not graduate if the fees were not settled, which have since been paid up
- Speaking in a recent interview, Emeran says that she is now heading straight to the frontline to work with people infected with the coronavirus
Mumtaaz "Taz" Emeran is once again making the news. This time it's to say thank you to generous South Africans who all came together to help her settle her student fees debt at Wits University, where she had been studying to become a doctor.
According to a recent interview, Emeran says that she will now use her qualification to join the brave doctors at the forefront of restoring peace and healing to those who have been infected and affected by the novelty coronavirus.
Emeran, who was overwhelmed with support from locals looking to help her graduate with dignity in any way possible, will soon start her internship at the Chris Hani Baragwanath Hospital in the South of Johannesburg.
Emeran looks forward to joining the battle against the virus, which has changed many lives for the worse. In the article, she acknowledges that it will be a vicious fight, but one she is certain is worth it, said Emeran in a TimesLive article.
Briefly.co.za previously reported that the 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 with 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.
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.
Enjoyed reading our story? Download BRIEFLY's news app on Google Play now and stay up-to-date with major South African news!