Molefe addressed and motivated learners to invest more in education and to gain necessary skills to fight poverty and other challenges affecting them.
‘I am very grateful for this opportunity and consider it a means of instilling hope and courage to young people to do it for themselves, particularly those living in rural areas who must invest more on their education and be driven to succeed despite the odds,’ said Molefe.
He also reflected on his experiences as a student at UKZN, encouraging the audience to never give up and to secure a bright future. ‘As a young person who grew up and attended school in Nquthu, I want to give learners hope and encourage young people not to look backwards but only forward despite all the odds stacked against them,’ said Molefe. ‘It is possible, and it is doable for them to get to university through hard work and dedication.’
Youth Manager at the Municipality Mr Sikhumbuzo Shabalala said: ‘As a graduate from UKZN, Mr Molefe has been influential not only to young people but to the citizens of Nquthu. We are thankful to him for the hard work and dedication that he has been putting in here in the area and wish him well in future.’