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South African Celebrities Who Grew Up In Poverty


With a God given talent, hard work and a dream or a goal one can overcome hard circumstances. Before they walked on red carpets and owning the best cars and houses the following celebrities came from humble beginnings.


Below is the list of celebrities who grew up poor


1.Nomzamo Mbatha

From a young girl who grew up in a disadvantage home today she grew up to be one of the most successful female celebrities in South Africa. She is thankful to her grandparents for making it possible through that hardship. 

See below her tweets


2.Siya Kolisi

The South African Rugby player has inspired many South Africans with his heartbreaking story of growing up poor 1nd sometimes going to bed at an empty stomach. Life was not easy for the player as he had to turn to the community of Zwide in Eastern Cape to help him get over those hungry nights. He returned the favour by helping struggling people during the lockdown. See pictures below


3.Heavy K

Heavy K once opened up about growing up in an environment where poverty was a way of life, reflecting on his mother's sacrifices to make sure that her kids are fed.


4.Zodwa Wabantu

For Zodwa growing up wasn't always rosy. She said on her interview with Moflava, "It was rough growing up. The way I was so poor I couldn't even dream of what I want to be, I just wanted sleep with a full tummy.


5.Boipelo Mabe


After giving an impressive answer during the final round of Miss SA Pageant in 2017,she won the hearts of many South Africans.


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