Kagiso Rabada’s father pays admission fees for helpless student
The father of a South African pacer, Kagiso Rabada proved to be a good Samaritan indeed.
A final year music student in South Africa was not able to get admission for want of fund but the entire sum was paid by Rabada’s family and she could enroll her name for 2020 at the University of Witwatersrand.
“It’s more of a principle that access to education should not be linked to how deep your parents’ pockets are,” Rabada’s father, Mpho, who is a doctor by profession, said over telephone.
“This perpetuates inequality and widens the gap in each successive generation of the haves and the have nots.”
“Every child has a gift and purpose and it’s up to all of us to help them realize their goals and reach their potential. Even more those who are excelling in their respective spheres should be worried only on creation and excellence and not fees or food or shelter,”
Dr. Mpho Rabada added further.
“The works is becoming more unequal and governments need to sort that out but parents can never ever outsource their role to support, expose and motivate their children,” he said.
Incidentally, this has not been the first instance when the gentleman has come to the rescue of needy.
“Back in 1993, Mpho Rabada then a medical student, convinced me to deregister at Vista University and assisted me to get a place at Wits University. I crushed in his room for 2 months before I got my own space. Good Samaritan indeed,” a past student released a message on social media.