Doctor who graduated at 20, youngest in Africa, still practising medicine

Doctor who graduated at 20, youngest in Africa, still practising medicine

- Dr Sandile Kubheka graduated university at the age of 20 and made history as the youngest doctor on the African continent

- Glo Sha took to Facebook to give Mzansi an update and Kubheka is sill practising medicine in South Africa

- Facebook users loved the post and showered the young doctor with praise

Dr Sandile Kubheka graduated at the age of 20 in 2013 and made history as the youngest doctor in SA and the African continent.

Dr who graduated at 20, youngest in Africa, still practising medicine in SA

Dr Sandile Kubheka is still practising medicine and doing his part to help South Africa. Photo credit: Glo Sha
Source: Facebook

He made waves when he first graduated and Glo Sha took to Facebook and posted an update in the #ImStaying group.

She revealed that Kubheka, now 28, is still practising medicine in South Africa and works as an Internal Medicine Registrar at UKZN, stationed at King Edward Hospital.

According to UKZN.ac.za, Sandile completed his matric at Siyamukhela High School at the age of 15. He subsequently enrolled at UKZN’s Nelson R Mandela School of Medicine.

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Sandile, who hails from Newcastle, then obtained his Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery (MBChB) aged 20. He also became the youngest ever graduate of UKZN's school of medicine.

The post got a lot of attention, getting almost 6 000 reactions and hundreds of comments from Facebook users.

Rosine Cronje:

"Wow. That is totally wonderful. Have a wonderful career!"

Motsie Lucas Mokoena:

"That's wonderful but my question is how old was he at matric n how many yrs did he study to be a medical doctor ??????"

Babs Jappie:

"Congratulations hood role model for our current youngest that think everything must be handed to them on a platter. Great work young man. Wishing you all the success and happiness for your future☺️"

Earlier, YEN.com.gh reported that it's not every day that a person witnesses a peer with not only beauty but a brilliant mind as well.

Zwanga Mukhuthu recently took to social media to celebrate one such individual, Thakgalo Thibela:

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"Dr Thakgalo Thibela enrolled for medicine at Wits University at the age of 16, today at 21 she is a Dr with a Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery."

Mukhuthu, clearly as impressed as the rest of us, detailed how Thibela had started of her inspirational journey:

"This is the Biography of one of South Africa’s youngest woman Doctors ever: She was born and raised in Violet Park Bushbuckridge, Mpumalanga. Because of her gift and talent she skipped Grade 7 in Farel Primary School and was promoted to high school at Lehlasedi high school."

Source: Yen

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