Nomzamo Mbatha, has shared close-up photos of her graduation dress on Instagram. The stunning actress who graduated from University of Cape town recently wowed in a Vanessa Gounden dress for her big day.
The dress had on it faces of her loved ones who have passed as well as the South African depression helpline number. Speaking about her dress and why she chose to wear such a powerful dress, Nomzamo said; ”Thank you @vanessa_gounden@dorefashionsa for taking my crazy idea and executing it so well. I wanted the pictures of my late baby sister, Carla, late older sister, Matu, my late father, Nicholas Nxumalo and the greatest love of my life, the woman who named me Nomzamo, my late grandmother, MamJoli. The many tragedies I had to survive.
The helpline to the South African Depression & Anxiety Group because MENTAL HEALTH and SUICIDE IS REAL,especially amongst university students. 0800 121314
I dropped out of university for financial reasons amongst many other things and it took me more time to finish this degree than the peers I started with. I was gutted. Going back to finish off the race was not easy. So to those who are still in it I say… OWN PACE. OWN RACE ✊? Have COURAGE. Have RESILIENCE. you WILL OVERCOME. #UCTGrad2018 #WearableART.”
Photo Credit: Nomzamo Mbatha