She was orphaned at 16, now has a PhD in neuroscience

10 December 2018 - 08:00 By ALEX PATRICK
Rachael Dangarembizi graduated with a PhD in neuroscience from Wits University in July 2018.
Rachael Dangarembizi graduated with a PhD in neuroscience from Wits University in July 2018.
Image: Phila's Photography

Rachael Dangarembizi is proof that dreams can become reality.

At 16 she lost both parents to HIV, and with no family nearby she suddenly became the head of the family with her four younger siblings. But she stepped up and accomplished something extraordinary.

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