Dr. Nobuntu Tsule: From overcoming poverty to a remarkable Medical Doctor.

Meet – Dr. Nobuntu Tsule, a remarkable young medical doctor from Cofimvaba in Eastern Cape, South Africa.

From not having enough money to register for the first year in the university to sometimes going for days without food, it was hard work and dedication that saw her through.

She and her three siblings were raised by their single mother who worked at a retail store. She could not afford to pay for her fees and take care of her and her siblings.

Against all odds, Dr. Nobuntu Tsule enrolled to study medicine at Walter Sisulu University in 2015.

In her first year she lived with a friend who was also studying medicine; her mentor helped to buy books for her.

In her second year she managed to get a bursary through the help of the King Sabata Dalindyebo local municipality.

In her third year, her mother stopped working but she managed to survive by God’s grace.

In her fifth year she would go through some days with little or nothing to eat. The same year, her mother was admitted in hospital for the longest period. She made sure to pray and never lose focus.

In her sixth year, she failed a module. She was also getting to know her father but then he died.

Against all odds, Dr. Nobuntu Tsule graduated with a Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery (MBBS) in General Practitioner from Walter Sisulu University in June 2021.

She is currently a Medical Intern, and plans to specialise as a Cardiologist in the nearest future.

“It could have been easy for me to throw in the towel but deep down I knew what I wanted to achieve. I took all the challenges and put them to God. It has always been my dream to be a doctor because I had always wanted the best health for people around me,” said Dr. Nobuntu Tsule.

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