60 year-old South African Musician finishes school

By: Wajiha Malik

Sipho 'Hotstix' Mabuse is one of South Africa's most popular musicians, having launched his career as a drummer with the soul group Beaters in the 1970s.

Mabuse enrolled in adult classes near his home in Soweto, Johannesburg, after dropping out of school in the 1960.Continue reading the main story
Start QuotJacob ZumaSouth Africa's President

I needed my metric to feel complete even with all my musical success. 45 years out of class is no childs play," he tweeted.

About 12% of South Africa's adults are illiterate, according to the UN.

South Africa's President Jacob Zuma has praised top musician Sipho "Hotstix" Mabuse for finishing secondary school at the age of 60.

"You have reached an amazing milestone and indeed an inspiration to all of us by showing us that one is never too old for education,we admire your tenacity, discipline and your zeal to succeed and wish you well in all your future endeavours" he said.


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