Medical student passes on the remedy to poor pupils

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Medical student passes on the remedy to poor pupils

In 2015, the Stellies student clinched nine distinctions in matric. Now he’s helping others achieve what he did

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When Stellenbosch University medical student Lindokuhle Mazibuko is not in class or doing his rounds at Tygerberg Hospital, he is tutoring Khayelitsha’s high school kids, helping them excel in maths and science.

Every weekend for the past four years, the fourth-year student has tutored students in grades 11 and 12 at Iqhayiya Secondary School, where most pupils come from communities that grapple with poverty, overcrowding, alcoholism and violent crime.

Mazibuko, from Bergville in KwaZulu-Natal, said he was living proof that poverty didn’t have to be a stumbling block to excellence. In 2015, he made news headlines after clinching nine distinctions in matric...

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