Somizi ‘Somgaga’ Mhlongo showed support to the young ones that wrote their Grade 12 exams and are waiting for their results on Wednesday morning, saying that it’s the beginning of a new chapter for them.lamboyant Idols SA judge and SABC’s Metro FM presenter
He says he can only imagine how they must be feeling because he does not have a matric.
“It’s the beginning of a new chapter whether it’s a pass or a fail, it’s the beginning of a new chapter for your life. If it happens that you did not pass don’t be too hard on yourself… I’m a believer of finding a silver lining in every situation, in every dark cloud don’t look at it as the end of the world, it’s not. It’s not even by far the end of the world.
“It’s something that should teach you a lesson. It’s something that should encourage you to focus even harder, more vigorously and aggressive. Dust yourself up, lift your head up and don’t throw away the towel,” says Somgaga in a video he shared on his Instagram page on Tuesday.
Somgaga continued to say, “Ask any successful man or woman, read, study and research about every successful person, they have failed not even once, twice or three times or even more in life because they had to pass the test not literally the exam, the test of life to earn the position they’re in, including me. So don’t be hard on yourself. Don’t worry about what people are gonna say,” encouraged Somgaga.
Somgaga says those who will not make it should find support and be around people that will support them.
“… Say to yourself what did I do wrong… I didn’t study enough, I didn’t concentrate enough, my situation and the environment or circumstances were too much for me to be able to concentrate.
“You can’t just walk into a room to fail. You wrote because you had hope and you believed that you were gonna pass so dust yourself up,” says Somgaga.
He congratulated those who have passed. Saying that it’s not the end of challenges and that there are challenges like finances to go to tertiary.
Somgaga also pleaded with South Africans to be adults, especially when it comes to the joke that Xhosa people are carrying the country. Hinting indirectly that should Eastern Cape bring low results it shouldn’t be made a joke because kids have nothing to do with adult jokes.
Somgaga says that South Africa is relying on these young people to take the country to a brighter future.