WATCH: Paralympic star gets high praises from mother

MBOMBELA- Paralympic athlete, Collen Mahlalela has received high praises from his mother after winning a silver medal at the Para Athletics Championships in Kobe, Japan.

The 28 year-old athlete from Masibekela, Nkomazi was welcomed by friends, family and the Department of Culture, Sports and Recreation on Monday at the Kruger Mpumalanga International Airport.

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His mother, Thenjiwe Mahlalela expressed how proud she is of her last-born son. She praised him for perseverance despite challenges he faced previously.

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Read full story in this week’s edition of Mpumalanga Mirror.

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