Durban doctors to sponsor twins’ fees

2012-01-07 00:00

THERE is hope for the orphaned twins featured in Thursday’s Witness as a group of Durban-based doctors have pledged to help them with their university tuition fees.

The girls between them earned nine As in matric.

A group of 10 private doctors have promised to take the twins, Thabile and Thobile Zuma (19), under their wing and pay for their tertiary education.

The twins live with their brother who runs a tavern and supported them through their matric year.

They were amazed at the gesture of the doctors and thanked the newspaper for publicising their story.

“We are happy that someone decided to help us with our education, and we thank them in advance, as they are preparing to help us” said Thabile.

A doctor from the group, who spoke to Weekend Witness, said the group wants to be anonymous donors. He said when he read the story on Thursday it reminded him of his own life as an orphan.

“The story reminded me that I must not be too attached to the money I earn. Instead I must donate it to the needy who passed their matric with the hope that they will help society one day,” he said.

He added that as time goes by, he doesn’t know where he will be, saying: “Unyawo aluna mpumulo”, which is translated as “You will land at a place you don’t know”.

“I am a believer that God sent us for different purposes, so we have to give back to the community we are coming from, if you are in a position to give back,” said the doctor.

“Fame and wealth are for this world.”

The physician is originally from the rural Impendle area in KwaZulu-Natal.

The twins’ brother, Njabulo, said he hopes they will perform even better at university. “We thank all who helped the family during the hard times, even our extended families.”

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