Well, here is a first; or as I would like to think, a first of documented history. Saray N’kusi Khumalo, an e-commerce executive from South Africa becomes the first African woman to reach the highest point on Earth, the peak of Mount Everest. That is some 8,850 meters (29,035 feet) above sea level.
No mean feat by any stretch of the imagination I might add. However, let us pause for a second and appreciate the journey behind the success. For Khumalo, there were other three failed attempts to reach the peak of Mt. Everest. She failed to reach her goal for various reason such as deadly earthquake and bad weather in the past.
The organizer of her expedition and the government of South Africa took to social media to congratulate Khumalo for her success.
“With her birth in Zambia, Rwandan bloodline and now in South Africa, this sister of Africa has achieved her goal of becoming the first black woman from Africa to summit Mount Everest,” wrote her expedition organizer Summits with a Purpose on Facebook.
The government of South Africa took to Twitter and said: “Congratulations to iMbokodo …read more