According to him, there was nothing heroic about his achievement. In fact he said he had just worked hard just like any other student.
The 25-year-old graduated with his degree from the University of Pretoria last week, despite many hardships encountered. Manamela, originally from Ga-Mashashane, Limpopo, has glaucoma, which resulted in him losing his eyesight at an early age.
In 2014, he was accepted into the institution and pursued a BA general degree. In 2015 he enrolled for an LLB degree. He said while it was a big transformation from learning using braille at Prinshof School for the partially sighted and blind to electronic learning at the university, hard work and assistance from others made it possible.
The Pretoria News yesterday met up with him in Brooklyn where he works as a candidate attorney - and he made it clear that disability should not stop anyone from achieving their goals.