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Walking home along the streets of Umlazi at night, hoping criminals wouldn’t attack him, was just one of the many challenges one matric pupil faced.

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2022-01-21 08:30:00 AM

Walking home along the streets of Umlazi at night, hoping criminals wouldn’t attack him, was just one of the many challenges one matric pupil faced. | WitnessKZN MatricResults

Walking home along the streets of Umlazi at night, hoping criminals wouldn’t attack him, was just one of the many challenges one matric pupil faced.

Matriculating from Menzi High School in Umlazi, Durban with seven distinctions, Shange said, “I was not always the top pupil at school and that’s one of the reasons why I was overwhelmed.”Support independent journalism

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Mhlengi Shange (17), one of the five pupils from KwaZulu-Natal schools who were invited to the national matric results announcement in Johannesburg on Thursday, did not expect to be part of the national matric top achievers, but said he was excited when he received the invite. Matriculating from Menzi High School in Umlazi, Durban with seven distinctions, Shange said, “I was not always the top pupil at school and that’s one of the reasons why I was overwhelmed.” Support independent journalism Subscribe to News24 for just R75 per month to read all our investigative and in-depth journalism. You can cancel any time.