Media statement by Nomonde Mbadi, Executive Director of Corporate Affairs
The aged and the disabled must never stop studying despite any difficulties. The sky is the limit, advises Mrs Jabu Gumbi.
At 69, Mrs Gumbi will be graduating with a qualification in Primary Health Care at the Durban University of Technology (DUT) in April. She specialised in Community Health and Integrated Management of Childhood Infection at DUT.
Mrs Gumbi is a retired professional nurse and she now works at Natal Settlers. She retired after more than 30 years of service at Scottburgh Hospital. She went back into the profession after realising the shortage in the health sector. She is disabled as she was involved in a bus accident in 1970. Her one leg was deformed and doctors wanted to amputate, but she refused. She walks on one crutch. She is grateful to DUT staff for being so helpful and supportive during her studies. She says there was always an open channel of communication between herself and lecturers.
Mrs Gumbi lives in Bellair and has three daughters.
For more information, please contact Bhekani Dlamini on 031 373 2845 to facilitate the interview.