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Graduate honors his great-grandmother by bringing her on stage to share special moment

Graduate honors his great-grandmother by bringing her on stage to share special moment

- Njabulo Ntombela graduated with a law degree from UKZN

- He brought his great-grandmother on stage to honour her contribution

- He wore an ibheshu (Zulu traditional dress) and draped his graduation gown on her

A law graduate is warming the hearts of South Africans after honouring his great-grandmother during his graduation earlier today.

Njabulo Ntombela brought his great-grandmother onto the stage at the University of KwaZulu-Natal's graduation ceremony so she could share in his special moment, Briefly.co.za gathered.

Pictures shared on UKZN's Facebook page showed just how delighted 89-year-old Khokho Nomkikilizo Ntombela was.

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Njabulo wore an ibheshu (Zulu traditional dress) and draped his graduation gown on Khokho Ntombela.

According to the Facebook post, the gesture symbolised Njabulo's acknowledgement of her contribution to his success.

Pictures of the heartwarming gesture have gone viral. Many South Africans on social media have praised Khokho Ntombela for being there for her great-grandson.

They also congratulated Njabulo on his graduation and commended him for honouring his great-grandmother. See some of their reactions below.

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Source: Facebook/UKZN

Source: Facebook/UKZN

Source: Facebook/UKZN

Source: Facebook/UKZN

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