Granny (70) sells bed for grandson’s studies

2014-02-13 18:08

A grandmother sold her bed so her grandson could register to study at the Durban University of Technology.

“When we heard about Khanyi Sibiya’s plight, who was now spending her nights sleeping on the hard, cold floor as a result of her brave and unselfish sacrifice for her grandson’s future, the university decided to find sponsors for a new bed and bought her linen,” spokesperson Noxolo Memela said.

Sibiya (70), who lives off her pension, sold her bed for R2 000 and also used some pension money to pay for her grandson’s registration. The university found sponsors to give Sibiya cash to help with the running of her household.

Her grandson, Sandiso Shange (18), would study information technology at the university. His father died 18 months ago.

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