Heartfelt letter of unsuccessful matriculant goes viral

A matric student from Rustenburg who did not pass his 2019 matric final has penned a heartfelt letter to his parents.

The letter, posted on Facebook, has gone viral and many people have since been motivated by the pupil's courage.

702 has been granted permission by the mother to publish his name.

Olebogeng Moreki says in the letter posted by his mother that he promises to do his best in June and he is going to pass this time around.

Speaking to Ray White, Moreki says he was emotional when he received his results.

After getting my results I was a bit emotional and just seeing mom crying about it touched my heart so I figured out a way of being free and I just did some introspection.

Olebogeng Moreki, Matric pupil

I decided to be free and tell the world about my failure because I felt if I had kept it a secret it would have been something else.

Olebogeng Moreki, Matric pupil

My mom was shocked and surprised that the letter went viral. She didn't think of such a response from people and she was happy I was not giving up.

Olebogeng Moreki, Matric pupil

Moreki says matric was is not too hard, it just needs hard work.

I think what I was doing wrong has paid off.

Olebogeng Moreki, Matric pupil

My plan is to re-write my matric in June and pass and apply for varsity.

Olebogeng Moreki, Matric pupil

Listen to the full interview below...


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