Introducing Dr Khuzwayo-to-be ... from Cuba with love

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Introducing Dr Khuzwayo-to-be ... from Cuba with love

A stint in Cuba has helped him realise his seemingly impossible dream – and what it’s like to be a foreigner

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When Nhlanhla Khuzwayo would walk the hallways of his high school in rural Nongoma, in northern KwaZulu-Natal, with a name tag that read “Dr Khuzwayo” he was not at all fazed that his teachers and his fellow pupils didn’t believe his dreams would come true. 

“In high school, I used to write a name tag that said Dr Khuzwayo, and people would laugh at me because the environment I grew up in was a rural area and people never thought a doctor would come out from this area. They would laugh at me and say I was being dramatic,” said Khuzwayo. 

Little did those pupils and teachers know that seven years after “Dr Khuzwayo” left high school with his paper name tag, he would be coming back to SA one step closer to trading that name tag in for a stethoscope and a pair of scrubs. ..

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