Perseverance Pays For Zwenshambe Farmer

Tanyala Makhulela showing the hammer mill she won at Agricultural show
Tanyala Makhulela showing the hammer mill she won at Agricultural show

ZWENSHAMBE: Tanyala Makhulela, a subsistence farmer in the North East District (NED) village of Zwenshambe never gives up in her farming endeavours even when circumstances do not favour her.

The 55-year-old farmer is a regular competitor at the national agricultural show where she always gave a good account of herself with the grand prize however always eluding her. She nonetheless did not throw in the towel; she persevered and ultimately grabbed the coveted Grand Champion prize in the sorghum category in this year’s national agricultural exhibition competitions held recently.

She sailed through to the national exhibition finals  after scooping position one at the Masunga Agricultural Show. “I am happy that at long last I managed to grab the Grand Champion prize after missing out by a thin margin in the past. On several occasions I managed to scoop either position two or three and that never deterred me from fighting on,” she said.

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