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Bonga gets opportunity of a lifetime with help of kind woman

Bonga gets opportunity of a lifetime with help of kind woman

“I attended through ordinary schools, and I feel this is a gift from God.” “I am an ardent reader; I enjoy literature and books, particularly encyclopaedias,” he emphasizes.

When asked where he gets his passion of reading from, Bonga laughs, “It comes from this large skull of mine.”

The 35-year-old is also deeply religious.

He is following “the light of Jesus” throughout his life “.

“I was raised in the Christian faith, thus Jesus stated we must follow in his footsteps. He had an impactful life, assisting the marginalized and society at large.”

As a Christian, Bonga feels he is also called to do good for others.

“That is why, during a little chat with (former) Gauteng MEC of education Panayza Lesufi and other cabinet ministers, when they asked what my aim was, I answered that my dream is to leave a legacy, to be of service, and to empower people.”

Bonga, in particular, want to empower fellow street residents.

“I feel that becoming a street dweller was not a mistake, but rather a trip prescribed by God so that one day I might look back and help others like me.”

“I’ve discovered something. The streets are brimming with potential, and what these youngsters are suffering from is social rejection.”

“People evaluate and treat you as an outcast, a nobody, which prevents you from reaching your full potential.

“As a culture, we need to start practicing the term ‘love,’ since we are so focused with what we have and materialistic things rather than embracing other people’s lives.”

“I won’t lie: my objective is to have a bigger influence. I feel that those who live on the streets are marginalized by society and are denied opportunities

“As a street dweller, you are regarded like a scumbag, a doormat, rather than a human who embodies the spirit of God inside themselves.” I perceive God’s image when I see them at crossings or on robots.”

Bonga tells Drum that he became a homeless person in 2006 as a result of “domestic difficulties that pulled me out of my house.” “.

“It was the outbursts and aggression, as well as the way I was abused. But I don’t want to get too far into it because we’re now attempting to put everything aside and reconcile. “I don’t bear any grudges.”

Sisanda tells Drum that she decided to contact Bonga after seeing a TikTok video of him.

“About two weeks before I met him, I saw a video of him talking to someone from TikTok and she was asking, ‘Hey I haven’t see you in a while. What is going on?’ and he came up with these big English words.

“I watched it once, and his voice just stuck in my head. But on that video he looked extremely dirty, his nails and hands were like not so clean.

“So after I saw his video, I went to my brother who stays in Auckland Park and, as I was driving, I saw him (Bonga).

“He was still wearing the same clothes, and I greeted him. I parked by the side of the road, then he gave me his cup because he was expecting me to put a donation in it.

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