- An incredibly strong woman has taken to Twitter to share with the world that she has been cancer-free for three years
- Zama Nxumalo was fighting a battle with cervical cancer but she came out triumphant and she is now celebrating her victory
- Saffas have come out in big support of the good news and they are making her post go viral with over 40 000 likes
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A South African woman recently posted a truly inspiring story on her Twitter account and it's receiving huge attention across the country. Zama Nxumalo shared that she has been cancer-free for the past three years. Her exact anniversary was on Thursday, 21 October.
On her profile, the strong woman describes herself as a 'cervical cancer warrior'. It also states that she is a qualified teacher, nail technician and the owner of Legend gowns, which specialises in graduation regalia.
After Zama shared her post, people from around Mzansi are sending her words of admiration and well wishes. It has received phenomenal attention with over 40 000 likes and close to 3 000 retweets and the numbers are increasing by the second.
Take a look for yourself:
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Celebrations are well underway
"Wow, God is great, I am also two years, three months cancer-free."
"It's amazing what God can give when all is lost. Take care and keep doing what you did to be cancer-free. Lost my dad to cancer, I saw the devastation of it."
"God is great."
"Congratulations MaKhumalo, may you live to see the next 30 years cancer-free."
"The power of belief is greater than anything, you are an inspiration. God bless you even more ngwaneso."
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In other news, Briefly News reported that Thembi Maphanga’s Twitter feed looks light-hearted and fun at first glance. Her latest Tweet reads:
“When I’m feeling myself coz I got joy in my heart.”
On closer inspection though, you see the scars and know there is far more to this brave woman’s story than what her Twitter feed reflects.
In 2010, Thembi’s life changed forever. After a fight with her boyfriend one evening, he left their family home and the two parted ways. The next day he came home to fetch his things.
Thembi went to her bedroom to play with her 25-month-old baby girl Kamo while he was busy. At first everything seemed OK, and then her ex walked into the bedroom to where she and the baby were.
He turned and locked the door. Thembi says she remembers feeling uneasy because locking the door was unusual. He then produced a can of gasoline.