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Trevor Noah’s tough upbringing in Soweto will help him: granny

Trevor Noah’s tough upbringing in Soweto will help him weather criticism as he hosts one of the biggest televison shows in the US.

This is according to Noah’s 88-year-old granny, Nomalizo Frances Noah – who allowed The New Age into her home in Orlando East, Soweto, where Trevor grew up.

Gogo Nomalizo says her grandson is hardworking and never lets criticism get in the way of his ambition.

She says as a child Trevor was full of energy and was also not bothered about looking different from other children.

In his ‘Day Walker’ hit DVD, Trevor mentions how children on the streets of Soweto referred to him as an ‘albino’.

Trevor’s father is a white Swiss while his mother is Xhosa.

The 31-year-old Noah was recently named to take over from Jon Stewart as host of US satirical talk show, “The Daily Show”.

Shortly after that, he came under fire for posts he made on social network Twitter as far back as 2009, which included jokes about jews and fat women