KZN crafter took the plunge to do it like Natalie du Toit

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KZN crafter took the plunge to do it like Natalie du Toit

She was inspired by the Paralympic gold medallist to teach herself to swim. And that was just the beginning

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Paralympic swimmer Natalie du Toit has been hailed as a symbol of determination and perseverance, winning multiple gold medals and flying the SA flag high. 

She is also the inspiration for KwaZulu-Natal diver Makhosazana Sengo, who is one of only two female divers to have entered the Transnet National Ports Authority system.

“From as young as I can remember, I used to watch the swimming at the Olympics, and Natalie du Toit just touched my soul. She was physically challenged, but she was still able to dominate in the water, and I thought if she could do it, what was stopping me?” said Sengo...

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