Mapule Moloto, An Inspirational Speaker With Cerebral Palsy, Community Heroine

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An inspirational speaker with cerebral palsy from Sebokeng, Gauteng, South Africa was presented with a community heroine award at the Vita Basadi Awards 2022 in recognition of her role at the Vaal Triangle Township.

Mapule Moloto, 37, visits learning institutions in her community to give out motivational speeches. She also visits youth centers to teach children with different impairments how to work on their talents. It is in her spirit to contribute positively contributing to the community.

According to Gauteng Provincial Legislature (GPL) senior media specialist Thabisile Nzuke, the awards are an initiative of the GPL that aims to point out excellence in Gauteng women in various work areas and acts of service to citizens with no means to help themselves.

Nzuke also stated that the awards provide offer a networking platform for women stakeholders and gives women the recognition they deserve for their selfless impact in empowering others.

Vita Basadi Awards have nine categories namely outstanding youth philanthropist, youth dignitary , unsung legend, community builder of the year, guardian, community heroine, woman of honour, outstanding creative, lifetime achievement and speaker’s special award. Moloto was crowned community heroine based on the number of nominations and her work.

Nzuke described Mapule Moloto as selfless and devoted. She has the spirit of perseverance, passion and prayer which leads her to help those around her. 

Mapule Muloto describes disabilities as amazing abilities to encourage PWDs to focus on their abilities and not their limitations. She turned the “Amazing Abilities” concept into her brand name and published her first book in 2018, where she shares her childhood experience of being born with cerebral palsy.

She recalled in her childhood, comparing herself with other children. She found it hard to play the way they did, tie her shoelaces and comb her hair. Her motivational journey is an inspiration to other PWDs to accept themselves and utilize their abilities to make their dreams come true.

Upon completion of a short catering and baking course, Moloto started running a catering business. She enjoys going to the gym to do cardio exercises and bike workouts.

Moloto’s personal assist Karabo Pitso, expressed her extreme joy and pride having witnessed her boss’ achievement as it is a true demonstration of her hard work and determination. Pitso cited that Moloto is a product of love and unfailing support that has carried her gracefully in her life.

BY CHRISTINE OMONDI

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