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Thabo Dube

Athletics

Biography

Impairment information

Type of Impairment
Limb deficiency
Origin of Impairment
Acquired
Classification
F57

Further personal information

Residence
Stellenbosch, RSA
Occupation
Designer, Manager
Languages
English

General interest

Nicknames
The Survivor (Facebook profile, 27 May 2019)
Sporting philosophy / motto
"The sky is not the limit, there's still the stars!" (Signa Group Facebook page, 24 Mar 2016)
Ambitions
To compete at the 2020 Paralympic Games in Tokyo. (Maties ParaSport Facebook page, 20 Apr 2017)
Impairment
He was involved in a traffic accident in which he was thrown in the air after a collision. After he regained his consciousness, he found that his leg had been amputated. (Signa Group Facebook page, 24 Mar 2016)
Other information
BUSINESS
He created his own clothing brand LETZ as a way to get rid of his depression after his accident. "I had to solve depression by finding something that I loved, which was my brand LETZ." He is now the managing director of the business. "It's so cool to see your product out there and people loving your product. The best part about my business right now is the fact that we are creating jobs. I actually feel more proud of being differently-abled. Let's live every day to the end." (Beautiful News South Africa Facebook page, 17 Apr 2019; beautifulnews.co.za, 17 Apr 2019)