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Granny sells bed to pay for studies

Durban - A grandmother sold her bed so her grandson could register to study at the Durban University of Technology, the institution said on Thursday.

“When we heard about Khanyi Sibiya's plight, who was now spending her nights sleeping on the hard, cold floor as a result of her brave and unselfish sacrifice for her grandson's future, the university decided to find sponsors for a new bed and bought her linen,” spokeswoman Noxolo Memela said.

Students queue on the DUT campus for registration. Pictures: Marilyn Bernard. Credit: INLSA

Sibiya, 70, sold her bed for R2 000 and also used some pension money to pay for her grandson's registration. The university found sponsors to give Sibiya cash to help with the running of her household.

Her grandson, Sandiso Shange, 18, would study information technology at the university. His father died 18 months ago. Sibiya lived off her pension.

The university would hand over the bed, linen, and money to Sibiya, of Kenneth Gardens in Durban.

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