Friends that read together, stay together, that is the story of these seven young ladies. These ladies have successfully achieved their goal as they all qualified as doctors from the University of Free State.
They are ready to take up the challenge of being a doctor and we’re inspired. These ladies started off as classmates in a class of 130 students with only nine girls and ended up as friends in 2015.
Their names are Moliehi Mareka, Mahlatse Mothiba, Tshepang Motete, Thato Mosehle, Toni Motseoile, Lungile Mkhungo and Lijeng Lefosa.
One of the ladies, Tshepang Motete, originally from Marquard in the Free State, said she was proud to be the first person to become a doctor in her family. In an interview with TIMES, she said,
“We are prepared for anything and everything; our MBChB prepared us for the worst. We are confident that we will be able to handle whatever comes our way.”
Despite being born and bred in a rural area and being raised by parents who were not professionals, Motete said she was determined to make her dream a reality.
“The fact that I wasn’t born in a family of professionals really played a huge role because I took a decision to say I’d push against all odds.”