- A KZN police constable, Thulile Gwala, has become the first female mechanic to work at the Eshowe Garage
- In a heartwarming post, the SAPS took some time to praise Gwala for her dedication to equipping herself with many skills
- Constable Gwala is not only all about fixing cars but is a specialised diesel mechanic
Constable Thulile Gwala recently received the recognition she deserved after becoming the very first woman to start working at Eshowe Garage in the KwaZulu-Natal area. In a heartwarming and inspirational post, SAPS praised the young woman for staying true to her dream despite the many stereotypes that barricade her way to success.
"Constable Thulile Gwala is an embodiment of a popular saying which says dynamites come in small packages. The diminutive Cst Gwala is employed as an artisan at Eshowe Mechanical Services.
"She began her career in the South African Police Services in October of 2020 and her arrival was met with a fair amount of curiosity, a first female mechanic at Eshowe Garage in KwaZulu-Natal. Cst Gwala is not just an ordinary mechanic but she is a qualified diesel mechanic which is a specific skill."
The post then explains how Gwala is not always greeted warmly by some clients who prefer their cars to be worked on by men. They would then leave feeling astounded that she was able to perfectly complete the job.
They then go on to say how having women like Gwala are forever changing the way society views gender roles and are now becoming more open to the idea that women can do anything they set their minds to.
Locals had this to say:
Russell Marais said:
"Salute lady. Go for it"
Thembela Ntsimango said:
"She is so beautiful, keep up doing a great job."
Charmaine Radjoo said:
"Oooooh just love stories like these."
In other inspiring Briefly News, it was truly a "halala" moment for a young South African-based Namibian woman who just opened her very own private practice. In a heartwarming online post, the young psychologist shared the exciting news with her followers.
Taking to Twitter, @PsycedelicHoe shared snaps of herself standing in her new offices which she had decorated beautifully with plants and some energy stones which she says will help her clients and herself cry "healing tears."
"First day as a private practice owner/practitioner!" she wrote happily in the post.
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