UKZN student honours great-grandmother at graduation
Listen Live

UKZN student honours great-grandmother at graduation

Instead of taking all the glory, University of KZN graduate Njabulo Ntombela gave his great-grandmother full credit for his momentous milestone. 

UKZN Graduation
Twitter - University of KZN

UKZN graduate Njabulo Ntombela chats to Jane about his graduation ceremony;

While walking up to be capped during his graduation ceremony, Bachelor of Laws graduate Njabulo Ntombela went up to his great gran and draped his gown around her so that they could graduate together. This occasion was met with applause and great cheer, as she did not expect this.

Watch: UKZN graduate channels Naomi Campbell at graduation ceremony

According to News24, Njabulo had planned this all along. 

The two knelt together and graduated. This is such a heartfelt moment, and I am so proud of this young man for acknowledging the work his great gran put in with him. This gesture is a testament to the fantastic man this beautiful lady raised.  

Read: KZN teen graduate sets sights on more qualifications

Just looking at these pictures my heart pangs. Can you imagine the mutual pride these two souls have for each other? The great-grandmother must have been giddy with euphoria as she had the cloak put on. What a moment shared with this young man and his great granny!

Read: Zuraida Jardine graduates at 43

Wishing Njabulo a bright career ahead! 

Show's Stories