‘People from rural areas can make it’ - Qhubinja

2017-01-18 10:38
Twenty-five-year-old Qhubinja Ntombela said he wants to make people who look down on people from rural areas see that they too can make it in life. 

Twenty-five-year-old Qhubinja Ntombela said he wants to make people who look down on people from rural areas see that they too can make it in life.  (Facebook)

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It's time for people to stop looking down at those from rural areas.

So says Facebook sensation Qhub­inja Nge’gala Lendlamlenze Ntombela, who spoke to The Witness on Tuesday.

Ntombela graced some newspapers on Tuesday and was also featured on radio talk shows following his instant rise to fame.

The Witness managed to get hold of the self-made celebrity on Tuesday.

The 25-year-old’s real name is Israel Ntombela and he hails from Msinga in northern KwaZulu-Natal.

Ntombela rose to stardom last week when other Facebook users started sharing a post in which he was bragging about his R12 000 salary, his VW Polo Vivo and his expensive fashion sense.

Ntombela told The Witness that he started working two years ago in an iron factory in Johannesburg where he was earning R12 000 a month. He said from a young age he had always loved fashion but could never afford the expensive brands.

“When I started working I used to save R8 000 a month while staying at a hostel in order to afford the lifestyle I have always wanted.

“From a young age I have always been a clean and stylish person, so now that I can afford all these things I want to show people that even farm boys can be fashionable,” said Ntombela.

Ntombela said he has two “beautiful” wives back home in Msinga and five children. He said the eldest one is at a boarding school where he pays R25 000 a year.

“My wives were quite surprised when they started hearing that I was becoming popular but I keep them reassured by sending them fancy gifts, like yesterday I sent two pairs of Carvela shoes for them,” he said.

He said he never really thought his posts would attract so much attention but said he appreciates it as it will make people stop looking down on people who come from rural areas like he does.

During the phone call to Ntombela, he gave a brief breakdown of how much each item he was wearing at that moment cost.

“I am speaking to you using the iPhone­ I purchased yesterday [Monday], I am also wearing the new shoes I bought yesterday [Monday] worth R4 000, the pants I am wearing cost R1 050 and the top is R1 500 from Sportscene. I don’t wear clothes under R1 000 without labels,” boasted Ntombela.

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