Viral post of UCT graduate

A South African UCT student is going viral after proudly posting pictures of his mom and himself at his graduation, dedicating the degree to her.


Lwandile Mapuza recently graduated from University of Cape Town (UCT) earning himself a Bachelor of Business Science Specializing in Finance with Accounting. He is now currently focused on completing his Bcom Honours in Taxation.

Nyanga, a Western Cape Township, is home to Lwandile and his family but he originates from Butterworth in the Eastern Cape.

He dedicated all his hard work to his mother in a post on social media which he captioned “I do this for my mamma”. The tweet has already been liked and shared over 13000 times collectively with many being inspired by him.

Users have been offering finance assistance to help him complete his Bcom Honours in Taxation, others shared their joy at reading about such a hard working young man.

“You studying further or working? Do you need anything?”, “I think we were at Woolsack together? Can you DM me perhaps? Be great to make it easier” – @TshabalalaSL 

“I’m so proud of you you have no idea how deep your story touched me I’m way more inspired and motivated god bless you and your family and never stop believing” – S’khulile Jeanne Lekhuleni 

“Congratulations Lwandile you have done well !!! The owner of this post can I humbly request that you contact me via inbox so that we can speak about funding Lwandile’s studies” – Sibusiso Buh Sishi 

Lwandile let his little brother try on his graduation gown too. He shared the picture on his twitter account and captioned it “one day it’s going to be you lil’ brother”

Sources: Twitter / Facebook
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  1. What a beautiful picture and story for mother’s day! You are a beacon of hope for the nation! Your story made me cry. May God bless you and your family.

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