Ms Ndivhuho Mulovhedzi (right) shows her degree to her sister, Jeanette Mafadza, who assumed a motherly role after the passing on of her mother. Photo supplied.

It looked impossible but Ndivhuho's mission is finally accomplished

News - Date: 26 May 2024


Orphaned girl Ms Ndivhuho Mulovhedzi has become a classic example that, with dedication, one can achieve one's dreams. On Tuesday, 14 May, she graduated with a BCom accounting degree from the University of Venda.

The 28-year-old woman from Shayandima township lost her parents in 2005 and 2008, respectively. Her father, Mr. Albert Mulovhedzi, was one of the founders of the now-defunct professional side, Dynamos FC. Despite the odds, she has finally achieved her dream.

“My journey has not been easy. After the passing of my parents, everything changed for the worse. A lot of bad things were happening, and I also suffered from depression. This affected my studies adversely. After passing my Grade 12, I went to Rosebank College in Pretoria where I studied public administration, but lost interest and dropped out in the final year as I had initially wanted to study sound engineering. This was in 2018, and in 2019 I took a gap year. This was the worst year of my life, and I even got suicidal; depression was at its peak,” she said.

In 2020, she made a life-changing decision when she enrolled for a BCom accounting degree at Univen. “I knew I had the brains and that I could do it. I cut out many negative things, and my dedication to my work did the trick. I managed to obtain the degree without repeating any module. It was not easy. There was a time when my late brother’s business was not doing well. NSFAS was also not funding me. I had to seek handouts and, despite the odds, I managed to get my degree. I dedicate this achievement to my late parents and my late brother Oscar, who took over the fatherly role after their demise. He sadly passed on two months ago. I just wish they were alive to witness my achievements. I will not forget to thank all who made this possible, not forgetting my dear sister Jeanette Mafadza, who took over as my mother,” she said.

Mulovhedzi has a message for the youth. “Anyone can get anything they set their mind to. To the youth, specifically orphans, I say never give up on yourselves and never allow society to look down on you just because you don’t have parents,” concluded Mulovhedzi.


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Elmon Tshikhudo

Elmon Tshikhudo started off as a photographer. He developed an interest in writing and started submitting articles to local as well as national publications. He became part of the Limpopo Mirror family in 2005 and was a permanent part of the news team until 2019.