Sipho 'Hotstix' Mabuse (60) passes his Matric!

BACK TO SCHOOL: Musician Sipho 'Hotstix' Mabuse with some of his classmates.
BACK TO SCHOOL: Musician Sipho 'Hotstix' Mabuse with some of his classmates.

Music great is now planning to go to university next year

Congratulations are in order for musician Sipho 'Hotstix' Mabuse, whose drive to overcome a lack of education is impressively on track.

Mabuse signed up at Peter Lengene Adult Basic Education Training School at Thaba-Jabula Secondary School in Klipspruit, Soweto, to study for his Matric certificate.

This is the first step towards his ultimate education goal - a masters degree in anthropology.

And he's just announced on Twitter, "The news is out. I PASSED MY #MATRIC. AM SO HAPPY... Going to university next year".

Mabuse dropped out of school at Grade 11 in 1969 to pursue his music career as a member of the then popular Afro-funk group Harari. He told Sowetan previously that hitting the limelight as a musician made him to lose focus on his studies. However, despite his achievements as a musician, Mabuse always felt incomplete without education.

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