‘Proud street hawker’ inspires Mzansi: ‘Don’t be ashamed of your hustle’

A Bloemfontein man has inspired South Africans on social media after proudly showcasing his hustle.

Anathi Nonxuba posted photos of himself on Twitter on Thursday. One of the pics showed him braaing boerewors for sale.

While some may look down on such a hustle, Nonxuba was doing it with a happy smile on his face – and was smartly dressed to boot.

He captioned the pics, “Don’t be ashamed of your hustle. Nobody will feed you if you go broke. I’m a proud street hawker.”

Founder and CEO

According to his Twitter and LinkedIn profiles, Nonxuba is the founder and CEO of Muffins R Us (Muffin King).

It would seem that in addition to braaing boerewors, Nonxuba also bakes muffins and other treats.

His runs his hustle at Free State’s Central University of Technology (CUT).

In a recent Facebook post, he said he dreams of opening his own bakery one day.

Twitter reacts

Nonxuba’s tweet has inspired thousands of people, racking up more than 14,000 likes and counting.

Twitter users replied to let him know just how much he has inspired them. Some even posted pics of their own hustle.

Tweeps also wished Nonxuba all the best, predicting that he’s destined for much bigger things.

You will open a bakery, employ some people & become a brand, your determination will take you far. God bless your grind.

Most young people and/or graduates are too proud to do these kinda hustle, but you wont relent! You are motivation.


Others praised him for “bringing class to the streets” because he dresses up so well for his hustle.

I love how you bring class to the street, looking all dapper and swagged up for your hustle… Good sir you are going far!!!


On a side note, some Twitter users noticed that he appeared on Mzansi Magic’s popular dating show, Date My Family, recently.

All the best Nonxuba, and may God bless your hustle!

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