- Ndumiso Gasa, 20, from Durban surprised his single mother with a fresh coat of paint for her home ahead of the holidays
- Ndumiso is the only man in the household and is committed to taking care of the women in his family
- The son of the soil is determined to realise his dream of pursuing a career in the performing arts as he plans to study in 2022
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Ndumiso Gasa, 20, took to social media this week to reveal he had surprised his mother, who raised him on her own after his father walked out on them by painting her house ahead of the Christmas holidays.
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Speaking to Briefly News exclusively, the youth, who works as an education assistant, said he used his salary to paint the house.
“My father left us when I was still an infant, so basically she raised me all alone, she is a single mother. My father is still alive but not a part of my life,” he said.
Social media users praised his act of generosity when he penned a Facebook post about it.
One person said:
“Well done, you have brought happiness to your mom and everyone in the home. God bless. May all your goals come true.”
“You are a very special young man. Thank you for looking after your mom.”
Another user added:
“You have no idea how happy your mom really is!! Such an amazing gesture from you. You will be abundantly blessed in many ways . I see you already building that house because you have passion!! Wonderful!! Very Happy Christmas to you and your family! God bless you.
“I am on a five-month contract that began last month and will end in March next year. I used my first salary to paint the house and I bought odds and ends with the remainder of the money. It costs R2 200 to repaint the house,” he said.
The doting son said his mother Dudu Gasa, 44, was surprised by his act of kindness.
“She only comes home on weekends and when she saw this, she was really happy,” he said.
He shared WhatsApp messages with Briefly News sent to him by his mother.
Ms Gasa blessed her son for his good deed:
“Thank you, my son. God Bless you. You know I have been wondering when I would ever paint this house again. You bless me, my son.”
“She works at Mthembu Tissue, a Tissue Factory in Phoenix. She has been working there all her life, she lives in KwaMashu and I live in the south region of Durban in Umgababa. In our home, I live with my mother's young sister, who is my aunt and her eight year old daughter including my mother's late old sister's daughter who is my sister plus her 9 year old daughter,” he said.
Ndu plans to pursue a career in the performing arts in the new year. He left Mzansi’s youth with an inspiring, end-of-year message:
“I won’t rest until I succeed in life and change a lot of people's lives. The power of my success is in my hands. Determination and commitment are what I believe in.”
“This is heartfelt!” Recent graduate pays tribute to selfless mom who hawked to provide son with everything
In his post, the Twitter user, who goes by the handle @ntshuxie9, shared pics of himself wearing his graduation attire, standing next to his mom. In another pic, we see his mother dressed with his graduation gown and hat and holding a leafy vegetable.
Judging from the photos and caption, the young man is thanking his mom for making his studies possible by hawking and selling vegetables.
Thanks to her hard work doing a low-paying job, her son was able to attend university and follow his dreams. In less than two days, the post has received massive attention with close to 10 000 likes and over 600 retweets.
Saffas from around the country have nothing but praise for the mom, who put her son's future above everything else.
Source: Briefly News