Home Affairs Hero goes viral for going beyond the call of duty!

Last week, Mrs Nosipho Mkhupheka was praised for staying after hours to help people at the Home Affairs in Scottburgh, this week, she got a visit from the big boss


Scottburgh, South Africa – Mrs Nosipho Mkhupheka works at the Scottburgh Home Affairs and was lauded as a hero for staying at her desk to help over 40 South Africans get their Home Affairs admin done even after everyone else went home.

Marius Botha shared a post on Facebook about Nosipho and her efforts and it went viral.

“I want to thank Mrs Nosipho Mkhupheka for her unselfish and exceptional service beyond the call of duty.

This wonderful lady works at the Department of Home Affairs in Scottburgh.

Today at 16:00 all her colleagues left their workstations and went home. Mrs Mkhupheka stayed and help the last 40 customers all on her own and with a smile on her face!!!

You are my hero. South Africa needs more people like you. Thank you. We salute you.”

Her efforts were not only praised by the South African public, but also by the Minister of Home Affairs Siyabonga Cwele, who paid her a visit. He took her some chocolates and a bouquet of flowers as a thank you gift for going the extra mile for the South African people.

She spoke with News24 about her life and explained that she is humbled by all the praise she has received since the Facebook post went viral.

“I start my work at 07:15 instead of 07:30 and I normally knock off an hour or two after 16:00. I only leave the office after seeing that majority of our clients are being attended to. I didn’t think that working after hours on Friday would attract so much attention.

“I am grateful for the response and messages of encouragement I have received since then. I am not a person who loves social media but I was humbled when I was informed that I was trending,” she said.

Nosipho has worked for the Department of Home Affairs for 30 years and believes that everyone should be served with a smile. As the supervisor at her branch, she hopes to lead by example.

“I can’t stand and watch when clients are not attended to by my colleagues. I want people who visit our offices to leave satisfied, knowing that their problems have been attended to,”

We ended off our previous story saying that we hoped she got recognition for her efforts and it happened. Now we hope she goes on to inspire others to put in as much effort as she does when on the job.

Sources: News24
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