DSC8264 e1584014127137 300x226Indebted students should soon graduate as WSU alumnus and former University Sports South Africa boxing chairperson, Lonwabo Mafunda has paid it forward by donating funds to clear student debt.

The funds donated by Mafunda to the WSU Bursary Fund will contribute towards current students who should be graduating in the coming May graduation season.

Mafunda’s act of charity was inspired by reflections on his modest days as a Management of Training student at the University.

“Reflecting on your own days as a student and the experiences you’ve had at the university will make you question whether you’d like to see current students going through the same struggles you did,” said Mafunda.

He elaborates further on the importance of paying it forward when the opportunity arises.

“Life gives us different opportunities and if you are in a position to give then you should do so. Give back to help the needy,” said Mafunda.

As nostalgia cracked a cheery smile on his face, Mafunda shared memorable highlights of his stint at WSU.

“I really enjoyed the support I received from my lecturers and department at WSU. They always supported and encouraged new ideas from us students. I can proudly say that this is what contributed to me registering a business as a student,” said Mafunda.

He said he also enjoyed the variety of extra mural activities that WSU had to offer to students, an experience that earned him a lot of friends and leadership skills.

“Sport gave me a lot of opportunities. I was the first student to ever complete two terms as chairperson of USSA boxing. I also gained a broader perspective on social and life skills through the many friends I made playing sport,” a gleeful Mafunda added.

LEM Consultants cc owned by Mafunda provides consultation and supply services to a wide ranged spectrum of clients. It is an effective company formed in 2011, with sound management skills he learned at WSU.

“We thank Mr Mafunda for his generosity towards WSU and its students. We want to encourage all alumni to support their alma mater by any means possible. The WSU Bursary Fund aims to support academic excellence and your contribution will help us to achieve that. ”