Nursing graduate Knox Chipengule caused a stir when he received his University of Bolton degree, by walking on stage in tribal dress.

Knox, 47, was awarded a BSc in Adult Nursing and decided he wanted to honour his forefathers by donning the traditional dress at Bolton’s Albert Halls ceremony.

Originally from Malawi, South Africa, Knox was delighted with his achievement:

“I am very pleased; the support here has been tremendous.”

He is now working in the critical care unit of the Royal Preston Hospital, part of the Lancashire Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust.

The traditional dress was made from calf and cow hide with a leopard skin print.

Knox said:

“Depending on your status, you wear particular material.

Royalty would have real leopard skin, but for commoners like me it is calf hide.”

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