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Af­ter read­ing the ar­ti­cle in DRUM’s 31 Au­gust is­sue, “Mzansi’s new star”, many of us learnt that liv­ing with a dis­abil­ity isn’t an ex­cuse not to do your best. It’s pleas­ing to see Ntando Mahlangu suc­ceed de­spite his dis­abil­ity, to achieve what even peo­ple who don’t have dis­abil­i­ties have failed to achieve.

Ntando won us a gold medal in the T42 (am­putees) 100m event at the re­cent 2017 World Para Ath­let­ics Ju­nior Cham­pion-

ships in Not­twil, Switzer­land.

A big thumbs up for our new Mzansi star. As a na­tion we are proud of his glo­ri­ous vic­tory.

The ar­ti­cle showed us that as long as you dream big, be­lieve in your­self, fol­low your dreams and work hard you can achieve any­thing, just like Ntando.

Young peo­ple who live with a dis­abil­ity should dis­cover their God-given tal­ents and let them shine. They shouldn’t al­low their con­di­tion to dis­cour­age them.

God has laid a plan for them so they can suc­ceed and ac­com­plish their goals. If God is with them who can be against them?

Ntando’s great­est achieve­ment isn’t a mir­a­cle or luck but the re­sult of hard work and ef­fort to achieve his best. AN­DRIES RORO KABINI, ROCKVILLE

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