- A woman has spoken glowingly of her mother who, according to her, sold puff-puff to take care of her children
- LéRāto Mashaba's amazing mother took good care of her seven children through the trade
- The lady revealed that she was teased because of her mother's humble lifestyle, but was undaunted
A woman who goes by the name LéRāto Mashaba, has decided to tell the world the journey of her life and how her mother played a vital role selling puff-puff.
In her message posted on the #ImStaying Facebook page she spoke glowingly of her mother and how the latter was able to raise seven children through the menial trade.
Mashaba revealed in the post that her mom had seven children - three boys and four girls - whom she raised by herself.
The inspiring single parent sold magwinya (vetkoek) to feed her family and Mashaba was even teased by it.
However, Mashaba revealed she was never ashamed of her mom or her hustle because it took care of her and her siblings.
The post read: "Meet my mother, the strongest mom ever. She was selling fatcakes (magwinya) for more than 20 years. A woman who used to wake up at 2am to prepare, and go sell magwinya le dikuku so that we can go to bed rejele, buy us clothes. She was selling magwinya ko Pretoria town corner Pretorius and Hamilton, not far le Arcadia McDonald's.
"Nakweo she's a single parent to seven kids, three boys and four girls. People used to call her "Mamagwinya", that was fine with me because that magwinya made me the woman that am today. Imagine waking up 2am not knowing if people will buy or otlo kgama ke stoko but she had hope. I'm a proud daughter of "Mamagwinya" and I'll forever be grateful for what mom has done for us. I appreciate my mom so much."
Take a look at the post below:
The post inspired social media users who applauded Mashaba's dedicated mom.
ULèthu Othånd'uMpilo Mhlungu commented: "God bless our mothers."
Roro Roshka said: "Wow I salute mama, I love you mommy, you are the best."
Lebogang Nnanikie wrote: "Our Queen."
Legit.ng had recently reported how in order to survive the economic hardship that the lockdown had brought upon most parts of the world, a woman named Peninah Bahti Kitsao living in Mombasa, Kenya, decided to often cook stones for her children.
Before the coronavirus lockdown, the woman worked as a local laundrywoman. Now that restriction is in play, her customer base has drastically dwindled, BBC News reports.
Peninah said that she always hoped they would fall asleep as they wait on end for the meal (stones) to get done.
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