Mtomziba Motloung was excited to receive her new set of wheels.
“I never had a wheelchair in my life and today my hopes in life were renewed,” said the young woman who received her donation from Absa Bank in partnership with Evander SAPS.
Motloung lost her parents at her very young age and was then moved to live with her grandmother who also did not live longer.
“I was then taken by my uncle who also passed on, added Motloung.
She was then adopted by a distant relative whom she still lives with.
Motloung attended school in Balfour and dropped out in Grade 9.
“I used the bus to school and my friends would carry me to the bus and also to the classrooms.
“I now want to further my studies through TVET College because my age do not allow me to go back to high school,” said the mother of a one year old beautiful daughter.
She also mentioned that during her school years, she always took first position in all her grades.
After she experienced all the difficulties in life, Motloung is eager to study hard and make a difference to her daughter and the lives of those around her.
“She has a bubbly personality and clever too.
“I hope she will utilise her chances of going back to school and not bring another child again,” said the woman who raised her.
Ms Ndlovu added that raising Motloung and her daughter was not easy but she has faith in God.
The family thanked Sgt Sibusiso Mbuli from Evander Police Station who noticed the woman sitting on a blanket when passingby.
Sgt Mbuli said he approached her and that was how they began to look for donations.
When handing over the wheelchair, Ms Lerato Moepi from Absa Secunda branch said they received a request for the wheelchair from Evander Police Station.
“This is what we do in all our branches, which is giving back to the community.
“Sometimes we donate with our time, either by cleaning the streets or painting,” added Ms Moepi.
She also thanked the police station for partnering with them.
“This was a great start for us and we look forward towards this collaboration,” Ms Moepi concluded.
Lt Alberts from Evander Police Station thanked the bank for giving hope to the young woman.
For those who would like to assist Motloung, they can contact her at 072 831 4144.