Meet The Black Kid Burnt By His White Classmates For Being The First to Get A Rugby Scholarship

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Meet Qhaphela Gobodo!

He was burnt by his classmates in 2016 after being the 1st black kid in his school to get a rugby scholarship.

Qaphela was walking from the toilets at school when four boys were walking behind him, and one hit him on the head, and he collapsed.

They poured paraffin or thinners, all over his body, and set him on fire.

An ambulance was called, and he was rushed to Paarl Hospital.

They couldn't help him at Paarl, and he was immediately transferred to Tygerberg Hospital. He was hospitalized from the 13th of September 2016 to the 27th of December 2016.

The reason behind all of this, is because he got a bursary from Hoerskool Garsfontein in Pretoria. Qaphela happens to be the only black guy who is GREAT at rugby at his school, and amongst his teammates, he is the best.

His class teacher, and his family visited him all the time. When he went back to school this year, he didn't receive any warmth or support, like he expected, but he became a laughing stock”

He didn't care what his peers said or thought about his appearance. All he wanted was to recover, so he could go back to the field and do what he does best, play rugby!!!

He’s made a remarkable recovery & still loves Rugby very much. He has been feeling depressed lately, as you can imagine after 20 surgeries. Show him some love by sharing this post.

He’s now a Motivational Speaker and encourages other young people not to give up regardless of what they go through.

See his pictures.


He has since returned to playing what he does best!
What a truly inspirational story.

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Terrible what happened to him. Bad things happen every day to all people of all races across the world. And good people must act against the bad people. Racism from any person needs to be stopped. But it needs to be clear it is racism. Not ideological manipulation. This boy is brave and full of passion. I wish him success and happiness in Jesus name!

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That's true, terrible things can happen to anybody

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wait.. they burned him because he is black and plays better than them?? what is wrong with this sick world??

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Sometimes, we go treating people how we were cultured

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yeah, that's right. wrong beliefs and thinking can cause such a tragedy. i hope he is doing great now

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Oh God, well thank God for his life now

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God is great what a wicked world

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Very great

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The question is whether it was just jealousy or whether the act was racially motivated. After the long history of apartheid, I wouldn't be surprised.

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If I would say, a combination of both

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That's fucked how could someone do this to another person. I hope he recovers and do well.. what happened to the people who did this.. where they punished?

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That is so stupidity of such friend for doing that. A friend in need is a friend indeed.

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It is crazy that things like this are actually still happening. Thank you for bringing us this story. I never heard of this person. He must be a great motivator for others.

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Yes, you're welcome

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"To God be the glory". Qaphela is back in his career and I'm happy is a motivational speaker now, that show he's not deterred by what people did to quench his career, likewise not discouraged by the bullying of other students. "Keep moving on Qaphela, the limit is beyond the sky".

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That's the spirit

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