November 25, 2021

Visually impaired student graduates cum laude at UKZN

DURBAN – “I WORKED so hard to pass, but I didn’t expect to get cum laude. I am speechless.”

These were the words of Meluleki Thethwayo, who completed his Master’s degree in physiotherapy at the University of KwaZulu-Natal (UKZN).

The 24-year-old, originally from Mtubatuba, was diagnosed with retinitis pigmentosa, a rare, inherited eye disease that could lead to blindness after his Grade 2 teacher detected that he had vision problems in …

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