She was in primary school in Emfundisweni in Alexandra township when she found out she was dyslexic. Nkiyase Mondlana Mbatha (40) a musician, actress, radio personality, and businesswoman who struggled to read and count at the same pace as her peers at school.
”I kept on failing at school and not knowing why,” she says.
“I failed from standard one. But I had a teacher who adored me because I was already speaking English because my neighbhbour went to a multiracial school and she taught me to speak English. So, my teacher knew I was brilliant but didn’t understand why I could not read or comprehend words,” she says.