Motion On Mafela Defies Disability To Graduate From University

The African National Congress moves without notice: That the House

1) notes that Letlhogonolo Mafela who was born without arms and used his toes and mouth to write and eat, has completed his BCom degree;
2) acknowledges that against all odds, Mafela passed his matric seven years ago with flying colours;
3) further acknowledges that Mafela, from Matshepe village outside Mahikeng had initially enrolled to study information technology but dropped out after two years because of the technicalities;
4) also notes that in 2014 he enrolled for a BCom in economics and the 27 year-old is now set to graduate from North West University in April 2019 after completing his degree last year;
5) recalls that Mafela, whose parents are both unemployed, said he chose economics because he wanted something that will give him a broader understanding of the business world;
6) understands that he loves music too and is a club DJ in his spare time, and uses his lips to press and spin the buttons;
7) believes that Mafela is an inspiration and a perfect example of what you can achieve if you believe in yourself; and
8) congratulates Letlhogonolo Mafela for his hard work and achievement.