Graduating in Spirit – CPUT

The household of a CPUT scholar who tragically handed away only a month earlier than her commencement made certain she was there in spirit this week.

Regardless of battling lymphoma most cancers, Nontombi “Thami” Mapundu utilized herself to her research and was excited to be graduating within the CPUT Autumn Grad sequence. She additionally had plans to proceed her research into Mission Administration, nonetheless she handed away on the age of 30 abandoning her grief stricken mom and three siblings.

On Thursday night Thami’s mom Phelokazi Mapundu and brother Mpumelelo Mapundu attended her commencement ceremony, along with her brother symbolically sporting his sister’s commencement robe and sash. The household had been seated within the entrance row together with different household and associates.

Phelokazi says Thami was her final born and the sunshine of her life.

“We needed to commemorate her dedication to her research, and thank God for the victory he gave her to have the ability to graduate.

She was a beloved baby and made me very proud,” she says.

Mpumelelo says it was necessary for his mom and himself to attend the commencement as a result of his sister was trying ahead to attending herself.
“We consider and know that Thami is right here with us in spirit,” he says.