More pupils win Matric dance outfits
FOUR more matriculants have won outfits sponsored by local celebrities in SowetanLive's Matric Dance giveaway.
Pupils Lerato Ndebele and Nombuso Mdluli both 18, and Bontle Sebiloane, 19, are from Gauteng, while Norma Mathebula, 18, is from Acornhoek in Mpumalanga.
Ndebele was entered for the competition by Phumlanie Makhaye, an HIV-SA employee who assists a few youngsters with basic needs.
Ndebele was emotional when he tried on a suit from Phelo of the Bala Brothers fame.
He shares a shack with five other people and hopes to study computer science.
"At least I will have a memory to hold on to after school," he said.
Mathebula was nominated by her 23-year-old brother Aaron, an intern at a law firm in Mpumalanga, who did not get a chance to attend his own matric dance because of financial constraints.
"I want my sister to have nothing but the best," her brother said.
Mathebula could not hide her excitement when we called her with the news.
"I'm grateful and thank my brother for everything," she said excitedly.
For Sebiloane her win means stress levels will definitely be reduced.
"Everyone is stressed about what to wear but I didn't even know if my sister was going to be able to afford to get me a dress," Sebiloane said.
Her sister Nthabiseng, who sent us the e-mail, described Sebiloane as "a selfless younger sister who at times saves her lunch money to make sure there's bread for everyone".
Mdluli's mother wept when we told her we would be giving her daughter Nombuso one of the frocks.
"I'm grateful. Thank you so much Sowetan."