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Emotional UKZN graduate touches SA hearts and unexpectedly lands a job

University of KwaZulu-Natal graduate Dumisani Ngobese broke down in tears while he graduated on Friday.

University of KwaZulu-Natal graduate Dumisani Ngobese broke down in tears whilst he graduated on Friday.

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A 23-yr-old graduate, whose tears at the graduates’ degree at the University of KwaZulu-Natal (UKZN) touched the hearts of South Africans, starts offevolved his new task on Monday.


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Dumisani Ngobese became provided a task by way of Durban businessman Calvin Mathibeli quickly after his commencement pix trended on social media.


The graduate, who couldn't have the funds for a fit for the occasion, landed a task with out making use of.


Mathibeli changed into so moved through Ngobese’s story that he determined to create a everlasting publish for the young graduate and pay for his Honours’ diploma.


Ngobese couldn't preserve again the tears after being conferred with a Bachelor of Arts diploma at a ceremony on Friday.


He was raised by his maternal grandmother in Bhukhanana, a rural region outdoor Empangeni.


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“My grandmother changed into a road seller and the sole breadwinner inside the residence where there have been extra than 10 kids,” he said.


His grandmother turned into too unwell to make the trip to Durban for the commencement, but his mother and aunt were there.

University of KwaZulu-Natal graduate Dumisani Ngobese broke down in tears when he graduated on Friday.


Mathibeli said he become moved by means of Ngobese’s story due to the fact they shared comparable backgrounds.


“I became additionally raised via my grandmother in a massive own family however our resilience has made us who we are. I want to make sure Ngobese is capable of earn a residing so he can contribute to his own family. All I need from him is to admire the process.”


His organization of agencies has pursuits in agriculture and minerals and has 12 subsidiaries with places of work in seven provinces and a presence in Namibia and Lesotho.


“I had other vacancies but I thought let me create one for Dumisani. He will start paintings on Monday. It may be an awesome role and a everlasting one. He said he is analyzing on line and we are able to pay for his studies”.


Ngobese instructed TimesLIVE he changed into beaten with the reaction to his pix, which went viral.

Emotional UKZN graduate touches SA hearts and unexpectedly lands a job (timeslive.co.za)

“I in no way anticipated this. I am bowled over at how many humans had been showing me love.”

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