Dumisani who is now pursuing an Honours degree said he was overcome with emotions as he reflected on what he said was a “long and difficult” journey.
while he could not afford to buy a suit for graduation, as many of his peers did, this was the ceremony he was not going to miss. “i could not afford to buy a suit but i just had to be there at the graduation”.
The young brother Dumisani Ngobese has this morning been offered a job and bursary by Mr. Calvin Mathibeli & his group of companies. “Umuntu Muntu ngabantu” Danko.
He was raised by his maternal grandmother in Bhukhanana, a rural area outside Empangeni. “My grandmother was a street vendor and the sole breadwinner in the house where there were over 10 children,” he said.
Unfortunately for Dumisani, his grandmother could not make the trip to see him graduate due to ill health. “It was going to be difficult for her because she is not well and she would have had to take about three taxis to get here. But my mother and my aunt were present at the graduation”.
Whenever I see people graduate I am encompassed by fear when I think of the many graduates who are unemployed after all the celebrations. Living in South Africa is the experience of death. I am happy that this diamond 💎 is shining. Blessings to him
Ever since his picture was published on UKZN sockial media platformes, Dumisani has received many calls from well-wishers.