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At 21 Dr Thibela graduated with a Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery

beauty with brains is what she is. According ti SowetanLive Dr Thakgalo Thibela matriculated at the age of 15 with 7 distinctions. At 16 she began her first year at Wits University.

SowatanLive stated that the young doctor got promoted in primary. She skipped grade 7 and went straight to grade 8. When she got to grade 8 the principal recognized her potential and with just a week into grade 9 she was promoted to grade 10.

Dr Thibela is from a village called Violet Bank in Bushbuckridge, Mpumalanga. Her mother is a primary school teacher and her father is a manager at a local municipality.

She has just started her medical internship at a hospital called Helen Joseph Hospital in Johannesburg. Thibela said; "I am enjoying what i am doing at the hospital. I am getting clinical exposure and theoretical knowledge is also reinforced. The only question I always get from amazed patients and staff members is, 'how old are you'".

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