Extraordinary athletic achievements for Kearsney Old Boy

Mpumelelo (Mpumi) Mhlongo (Kearsney Class of 2012) was born with a handicap which affects the function of one of his legs and yet despite this he has done amazing things.

The UCT student, who is studying Chemical Engineering, has been breaking All African Athletics records. At the National Championships for the Physically Disabled, Mpumi became the South African T44 champion in the 100m, 200m, long jump and high jump – breaking the African records for the latter two. This qualifies Mpumi for the IPC World Championships in all four.

Whilst at Kearsney Mpumi tackled every possible opportunity and achieved great success which resulted in him being awarded the Edwin Henwood Tropy in Grade 12. The trophy is for scholastic achievement (Mpumi achieved 7 distinctions), success in sport and and setting a good example to his peers with his leadership style (he was Head of Finningley and Head of Choir), upholding Christian principles and displaying courage in overcoming difficulties.

We celebrate with you Mpumi, and wish you all the best.

Written on 03 August 2015