MALIBONGWE: A MAN WITH AN EXTRAORDINARY VISION
By: Nosipho Ntombela
“My grandmother taught me to be a dreamer. I started dreaming big. I dreamt to the point that she thought I was crazy,” said Malibongwe Xaba, a man of visions.
Xaba is an author and inspirational speaker, he turns impossible to possible just like his book titled “All thing are possible”.
In his book, Xaba shares his victories, setbacks and decision making.
His book is a testimony of his road to achieving his dreams.
He is currently nominated for ANN7 SATY, Young South African of the Year Awards.
Xaba said that Seizing opportunities, preparation and acting will create enough opportunities for a person.
He also emphasises that one must believe in their ability because “believing in yourself is an endless destination, believing you have failed is an end to your journey”.
This 29 year-old praises his grandmother for raising him well, and creating a dreamer, a crazy person and someone who doesn’t give up.
“Not having something does not stop me from doing what I need to.
If you have a dream nothing can stop you. I wanted to become an author but I had no personal computer.
However, I had the dream and nothing was going to stop me,” he said.
Xaba wanted to be an international speaker, but had no degree. He said that writing a book was going to be ideal to gain recognition. Not having a personal computer left him with
Should he use a pen and notepad? That was his first question.
“The answer was no. I had a Blackberry 9300 which I could use.
I know what you thinking that’s not possible but the title of my book is All Things Are Possible. Nothing was about to stop me.
You are probably saying this guy has good eyesight! But that not the issue.
At a young age I was taught to use what I have to get what I desire. Today I am an author and I help young writers to publish their work through Expand Your Mind Publishers,” he added.
As part of DJ Sbu’s Leadership 2020 organisation, Xaba is often between Durban and Gauteng addressing young people and especially young entrepreneurs at their Sunday Circle
Nicholas Regisford, CEO of Leadership 2020, who recruited Xaba into this outreach organisation, said that ‘Mally’ (as he calls him) does not wait for others to follow his vision,
and he understands that leaders are not built overnight.”