Sa Celebrates Woman Who Graduated as Dr at Just 21-Years-Old

Sa Celebrates Woman Who Graduated as Dr at Just 21-Years-Old

- Dr Thakgalo Thibela has managed to secure the bag as a doctor with a Bachelor of Medicine and of Surgery

- Thibela managed to breeze her way through school after enrolling in university at the age of 16

- Now, at just 21 years of age, Thibela is currently doing her internship at Helen Joseph Hospital

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It's not every day that a person witnesses a peer with not only beauty but a brilliant mind as well.

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Thibela graduated as a doctor at just 21. Image: Zwanga Mukhuthu
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Zwanga Mukhuthu recently took to social media to celebrate one such individual, Thakgalo Thibela:

"Dr Thakgalo Thibela enrolled for medicine at Wits University at the age of 16, today at 21 she is a Dr with a Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery."

Mukhuthu, clearly as impressed as the rest of us, detailed how Thibela had started of her inspirational journey:

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"This is the Biography of one of South Africa’s youngest woman Doctors ever: She was born and raised in Violet Park Bushbuckridge, Mpumalanga. Because of her gift and talent she skipped Grade 7 in Farel Primary School and was promoted to high school at Lehlasedi high school."

Thibela was evidently made for academics, continuing to breeze through her high school career:

"While at Lehlasedi her capabilities grew and as a result she skipped Grade 9 too, she matriculated with 7 distinctions out of 8 and went to Wits where she earned a Golden Key International Membership."

Now, after successfully graduating, Thibela is kicking off her internship at Helen Joseph Hospital:

"Dr Thibela is currently doing her internship at Helen Joseph hospital and intends on becoming a neurosurgeon in the near future."

Mzansi was beyond proud, take a look at just a few responses below:

@Sol_Nethononda: "This is a fantastic story. Just proves that there's more to competence than speaking 'proper' English. Bravo indeed."
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@iam_sboch: "Congratulations to Dr Thibela. As a country we are proud of her achievements at this tender age."
@Mkkhool: "Beautiful to see such excellence celebrated and acknowledge and supported. shine."

Earlier, Briefly.co.za reported that in this day and age, health care workers are the ones who we are depending on the most to help us get through the worldwide Covid-19 pandemic.

This is why when a health care worker shares how much they care, Mzansi stans, the same way they did with Modupi Madiehe Jr who shared a heartwarming post in Facebook's ImStaying.

The post is basically a way of reassuring those that they work with that they are there to offer the best service.

They also said that the patient they work with will always receive love and care, the way it should be with nurses.

"Hi, stayers. We don't have a lot to offer BUT LOVE AND CARE. MALE NURSES AT YOUR SERVICE . U made a good choice to stay.#IMSTAYING," wrote the nurse.
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Source: Briefly.co.za

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