Meet Nhlanhla Mazibuko: The Man Who Built SA's 1st Battery Electric Bakkie

Meet Nhlanhla Mazibuko: The Man Who Built SA's 1st Battery Electric Bakkie

- A Twitter page devoted to sharing news about local go-getters recently posted about a young man who built an electric bakkie

- In the post, the man explains that it is the first electric bakkie to be invented in all of Africa

- Many people loved the post and quickly headed to the comment section to share their thoughts on the post

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A young and innovative South African man, Nhlanhla Mazibuko is being both praised and celebrated by many proud South Africans after he was able to build Africa's very first electric battery operated bakkie.

Taking to Twitter, @kasieconomy shared a post about the innovative young man who decided to provide Africans with the opportunity to buy electric cars since they are so far out of reach for many of us.

"Meet Nhlanhla Mazibuko, the Founder & CEO of Mazibuko Motor Company. It's an electric car and battery company based in Durban, South Africa. They have designed Africa's first battery-electric pickup bakkie called Mazibuko M1B. They will launch it in the next coming months," @kasieconomy captioned the post.

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Many South Africans loved post and quickly took to the comment section to share messages of support. Read a few of their comments below:

@Mphephu_Troy said:

"Amazing things, however, I am not sure about the name of the car."

@Real_LNCM said:

"This type of news should make headlines and inspire the nation, this is incredible."

@Donald64107689 said:

"Thanks, Kasi for the update, Mazibuko is the suitable name for bakkie. Whoever has a problem with the name, let them build theirs."
Nhlanhla Mazibuko: The Man Who Built SA's 1st Battery Electric Bakkie
Nhlanhla Mazibuko invented SA's 1st electric car. Images: @KasiEconomy
Source: Twitter

In similar inspiring Briefly.co.za news, Bonga Masoka is a nearly 30-year-old man who grew up in a village called Madinyane, outside Brits, a small town 24 km from Hartbeesport Dam, in North West who shared with Briefly.co.za how he came to be the successful owner of a paint business.

"I was born to a single mother, who lived and earned her income through selling old clothes and food on roadsides in Johannesburg. I lived or was partly raised by my grandmother until she passed on when I was 7 years old. I don’t remember much, in terms of how her passing away affected me emotionally, considering how close I was with her.

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And ever since then he has been growing his paint company and also providing people who can't necessarily afford expensive paints, quality paint that is affordable and durable.

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Source: Briefly.co.za

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