Former KZN Mielie Vendor Bags Job As IT Technician and Dreams of Renovating Mom’s RDP House

Former KZN Mielie Vendor Bags Job As IT Technician and Dreams of Renovating Mom’s RDP House

  • A hard-working lady in KwaZulu-Natal (KZN) who formerly sold mielies to survive is thrilled about obtaining a job as an IT technician
  • The lovely woman also recently became the first graduate in her family after obtaining an international qualification
  • Talking to Briefly News, Lungile Sarah Shezi explained that she would help with the bills at home and wants to extend her mom’s RDP house eventually

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A determined lady from an area near kwaMakhutha Township in KwaZulu-Natal (KZN) is overjoyed about finding work as an IT technician, posting about her win on LinkedIn.

A happy woman who found work after selling mielies for years
Lungile Sarah Shezi was in total disbelief after she received the news about obtaining work as an IT technician. Image: Lungile Sarah Shezi/LinkedIn.
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Lungile Sarah Shezi was a mielie vendor from 2007 until 2019, when she obtained a bursary to study Computer Network Technology at the Yellow River Conservancy Technical Institute in China.

Briefly News previously reported that after obtaining her qualification, Lungile became her family’s first graduate, with the 28-year-old eager to bag a job.

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Now, in an exciting follow-up interview, the resilient woman notes that she is thrilled about obtaining work after applying for employment all year:

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“Job hunting was a stressful journey. I sometimes felt like I did not have enough qualifications to be employed.
“At home, the only source of income we had in 2022 was my mom's pension, and it wasn't enough for seven people.
"The journey was depressing, but I always had faith that something would come up.”

The woman who formerly sold mielies hopes to make some home improvements

Lungile explains that she would love to contribute to her household and help her family:

“[I also want to] extend my mom's RDP house and renovate her bedroom.
“There's a lot I want to do, even though I won't be able to do it all at once, but I will eventually help with the expenses.”

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The hard-working graduate states that her joy about the new job had her in disbelief:

“I didn't believe it. I even said to the lady who called me, ‘are you kidding me?’”

Sharing her news on LinkedIn, Lungile received well-wishes on her post, which was captioned:

“She is hired! CV passed the system. Interview passed. Offer received. Contract signed. IT technician position. We wrap up 2022 on a high note.”

The newly employed woman is a typical example of what happens when hard work meets resilience.

The Briefly News Team could not be happier for this strong woman!

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In another inspiring story by Briefly News, an industrial engineer enjoyed the fruits of her dedication and took to social media to post some great news.

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The determined sis shared a pic of her new place, explaining that the Lord and hard work helped her succeed.

LinkedIn peeps left the engineer many congratulatory messages and urged her to keep the space clean.

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Kauthar Gool (Women Empowerment Editor) Kauthar Gool has been the Women Empowerment Editor at Briefly News since 2022. She holds a Master of Public Relations and Communication Management from the Cape Peninsula University of Technology (CPUT) (2022) and a Bachelor of Technology in Journalism from CPUT (2019). She has worked at the Fundza Literacy Trust, ITWeb, YOU Magazine, and Cape Argus. She is currently furthering her education in journalism at Stellenbosch University. Reach her at:

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