Whizzkid scores 20 points at A-Level

Sibonakaliso Mkandla

Sibonakaliso Mkandla

Yemurai Ushamba, Chronicle Reporter
A PUPIL (19) at Dominican Convent High School in Bulawayo scored 20 points in the Cambridge November 2017 Advanced Level examinations.

Sibonakaliso Mkandla who wrote four subjects – Mathematics, Chemistry, Biology and Physics – scored As in all of them.

A beaming Sibonakaliso said, “I studied very hard.  I was focused and I also enjoyed all my subjects, I guess it was that combination which took me this far.”

She said she was ecstatic about her achievement, adding that ‘A’ Level is no child’s play.  It requires maximum concentration and a sense of responsibility,” she said.

“University is next in line and I’m still to decide what to do. I’m grateful to my parents, friends and church members.”

Sibonakaliso said she always believed she was going to excel and she was happy her dream had become reality.

“It’s all in the mind, as long as one’s mind is made up anyone can do it. Do not neglect Christ because to succeed it’s a matter of hard work and prayer,” she said.

Her father Mr Talent Mkandla could not hide his joy.

“I am very happy that our sacrifices came to fruition. She was always focused from Grade 1 and I am proud that she has remained that way,” he said.


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  • Obert

    Well done. God bless.


      May God raise you more. With God all things are possible , Real success comes from God. Keep it up child!!!

      • John Makamba

        Oh well done young lady, excellent results indeed A level is no child’s play well done again and thank you for believing in Christ with Him you will never walk alone!!

  • QB

    Keep it up girl ! Genuine willingness +God’s ability =success

  • rejoice

    very proud of you mntaka makhelwane wami usiphakamisile eMahatshula

  • Mziwane Morgen Mhlope

    hayike simtshayela ihlombe okaMkandla. Kuhle lokhu, sengani angagcinwa nguMvelinqangi aze enelise ukuphucula isabelo aphuma kuso.

  • kuda

    we are proud of you girl, allow God to be with you always and you will witness His strength, may the almight be with in choosing the right course, you are an assert for our nation.

  • kuda

    my congratulations to the girl, parents of the girl, the teachers of the child, the school head, keep up the good work guys, may God bless you all .

  • Dk. Mtkt

    Siyabonga Sibonakaliso you have done us proud. Simtshayela ihlombe okaMkandla, okaSnr Instructor wethu.

  • Utshaka

    UMkandla, ukhabo. umalinga. Wena ongalingekiyo walinginkosi ngothi lubheke phansi. Walinginkosi ekudleni kwayongob’uthemb’ukuthi unguMjibha. UnguMjibha kaMakhwa Umjibh’odl’ekhefa. Umabhedla. UBhebhethu. UNdabane. Amhlophe

    • Pegassus


  • Hatterncourt

    You have started on a good footing Mzukulu. The sky is the limit go on!!!!!!!

  • makhosi

    Go for MBCHB MaMkandla. Congratulations to you. You have opened all the gates for yourself.

  • Tawanda Shumba

    Well done girl, from the picture you look humble ask God for more humility, he will greatly lift you up.

  • musa

    congrats, now go for what you like & not what people tell you.

  • Nkunzemnyama

    Congratulations girl ! 4s at that level is definitely not a child’s play .

  • Galveston

    This rubbishes stereo-typed claims by a certain sector of society that intelligence and high standards of education are the preserve of people from Zimbabwe. Well this wiz-kid is Mthwakazian; and she’s not alone; there are many like her!. Good for you Sibonakaliso Mkandla!!

    • M. C.

      Really do you had to go that far?

    • God of War

      Hezvo! from 0 to 100. Take a chill pill son.

  • Masuku Zikode oweBhelingwe

    We are proud of you maMkhandla. You make our nation proud. You demystify stereotypes ntombi. Well done. Ingathi isizwe sakithi singafunda kuwe, okuhle lokhu kube insika yesizwe sakithi.

  • appolonia fambai

    Umhlope, Makorokoto, Congragulations Sibo Mkadhla ! What an achievement, well done young lady Keep it up! May The Almighty be with you always keep on praying!

  • jabeni

    congrats Mr Mnkandla for raising this nugget,go for it Sibo i remember asking you how many points you expected and you told me all As that was very good faith in the Mighty Lord.