Special things have been happening in our neck of the woods lately. One of those things is “Inspiring Tomorrow” feature writer, Ndibulele Sotondoshe who has recently become a dad. Ndibulele joined us in 2015 as a journalism intern, and over the years has been the custodian of our Tuesday inspirational feature which our readers have come to love. On the 06 March he was blessed with beautiful baby Iphendule which when translated from Xhosa means “the Lord has answered”.

Ndibulele’s excitement was evident from the first moment he held the baby in his arms, he updated us by saying “Iphendule is the apple of my eye”. The joy of becoming a father has made Ndibs appreciate the value of life and look forward to being an outstanding father to his daughter.

The FunDza family conspired in secret to plan a surprise “baby shower” for Ndibs who couldn’t believe his eyes as we dressed him up in a bib and showered him with presents.

Ndibulele has been away on paternity leave since 20 March to care for baby Iphendule and upon his return he expressed how heartwarming and life-changing being a dad is.  We wish nothing but the best to the new mommy and daddy on their beautiful new journey of becoming amazing parents to baby Iphendule.

Listen to Ndibulele explain his mixed emotions here.